Being active in a club is a great way to meet new people and to feel more at home at university.

MUSA supports about 70 clubs on the Manawatū campus, from A (African Students Club, Animal Welfare, Art, Accounting, Alpine, Archery, Anime) to Y (Yoshinkan Aikido, Young Farmers, Young Greens), and whether you want to play board games or floorball, sing, conserve wildlife or cheerlead, there is a club for you!

How do you find a club to suit your needs?

On Clubs Day, always on the first Wednesday of a new semester, most clubs will have a table and friendly members who will let you know what goes on in their club.

The Clubs Directory is a handy resource to learn more about existing clubs.

Starting a club

If none of the clubs already on campus offer what you want, why not start your own club? The Clubs and Events Coordinator at MUSA will support you in getting one off the ground.

It is as easy as finding ten interested people, and then starting the affiliation process. It is a good idea to chat to the Clubs and Events Coordinator early in the process, they will help you set up your club and work with you to make life as a club executive easy. The benefits are great, both for your fellow students and to you personally: being an exec will reflect positively on your CV, and MUSA will give you references for the work you do.

So, whether it is arts, sports, cultures, politics, academic or something completely different you are interested in, why not make it happen!

MUSA Affiliation/Registration

Clubs, associations and societies are invited to affiliate or register to MUSA. After being ratified by the MUSA executive, clubs will enjoy benefits such as free rentals of MUSA equipment and venues, support in running events, invitations to clubs-only workshops, meetings and parties, and a chance to get funded via a grants system (affiliated clubs only).

As an affiliated/registered group, you will seek and actively include new members, share what you do with the wider Massey University community (with MUSA support), support MUSA organised events when appropriate and participate fully in MUSA meetings.

Start the online process for affiliation/ registration here

Affiliation/Registration Form

Clubs Grant

Clubs grants help affiliated clubs make good things happen. Whether you are planning to participate in a major tournament, or want to bond with your fellow club members on a cultural outing, whether you want to organise a party or a conference, MUSA grants can help you get the money you need.

The grant application process consists of a few steps

Complete the online application form

  • Fill out the needed information.
  • Upload a covering letter that explains why you need the money you apply for and how receiving the grant benefits your group/ Massey Manawatū students in general.
  • Upload two quotes for your grant items or event.

The Clubs and Events Coordinator might get back to you after the application deadline if there are issues with your application. Please check your club email frequently after deadlines, so that questions can be answered quickly and your request can be submitted to the Grant Committee. The Clubs and Events Coordinator, room 2.25 of the Student Centre is available for support at any point during the application process.

The Grant Committee will meet to decide on the merits of your grant. You will be informed of your success about 14 days after the grant application deadline.

Once you have approval, purchase your items or continue with your event. Scan the receipts and send them to the Clubs and Events Coordinator, together with a brief report and photos. Then the MUSA accountant will transfer the money into your club’s account.

Start an online application for grants here:

Grant Application Form

Grant deadlines for 2019

  • 29 March, 4pm
  • 15 May, 4pm
  • 25 July, 4pm
  • 18 September, 4pm
  • Workshops to help you prepare for successful grant applications run 25 March and 29 May, both 6-7 pm in the MUSA Lounge.

Quick Response (QR) Grants

Quick Response (QR) grants provide student groups and clubs access to money for small non-curricular projects and/or events benefitting the Massey Manawatū student and/or wider population in general. MUSA wants to enable students/clubs to provide a variety of nimble events, increase student participation and vibrancy on (and off) campus, and allow student-led projects to take place. An additional rationale for the introduction of the QR grant is to enable the Clubs and Events Coordinator (CEC) to prompt club executives into organising student-led events. QR Grants are available on a quick turnover basis all year long, up to two grants per year per group/individual.

Start an online application for a QR grant here

QR Grant Application Form