Elections

What is the MUSA Executive?

The MUSA Executive is made up of six student executives. One President, and five Executive members who represent different groups and interests on Massey University’s Manawatū campus: Admin, Education, Equities, International and Welfare. Together, the Executive governs the Massey University Students’ Association (MUSA). This means that, as a group, they provide oversight of MUSA operations and set the future direction of MUSA. Having elected students govern MUSA enables the organisation to speak out on behalf of Massey Manawatū Students.

You can stand for President OR an Executive role. You cannot stand for both.

Why become a MUSA Executive?

It is a voluntary position filled with perks! Not only will you have a sense of achievement from solving student issues, this position will provide a variety of skills which will come in handy for future employment. Not to mention there is a ton of free food and regular team bonding. There is even a small remuneration for your work.

President

As the Student President, you will represent all Massey Manawatū students on a local and national stage. As part of the role, you will rub shoulders with other student leaders from around the country. As the Student President, you will be responsible for the leadership of the MUSA governance group. This group provides oversight over current and future activities within the association and sets MUSA’s future direction to ensure MUSA is providing top quality services and fighting for students. You will be assisted by the MUSA Executive, Association Manager and MUSA staff.

Education

As the Education Officer, you will represent all students with a particular focus on academic matters. It will be your job to make help run the Class Rep programme alongside MUSA’s Student Engagement Coordinator and assist the Advocate with academic grievances. You will be a part of MUSA’s governance.

Welfare

As the Welfare Vice President, you will represent all students on the Massey Manawatū campus with a particular focus on welfare. It will be your job to make sure that every student has an enjoyable and happy university experience in a supportive, encouraging environment. An important part of your role will be organising welfare campaigns, aiding in committees, and carrying out welfare initiatives.  You will be a part of MUSA’s governance.

Admin

As the Admin Officer, you will be responsible for keeping the executive in line and organised.  This includes everything from writing minutes and agenda’s to keeping an eye on the organisation and filling in on committees when needed. You will be a part of MUSA’s governance.

Equities

As the Equities Officer, you will represent all students on the Massey Manawatū campus with a particular focus on equity issues. This includes everything from working alongside the Thursdays in Black campaign to writing submissions and holding close relationships with groups such as MUPSA, Manawatahi, IPGMS, and UNIQ. You will be a part of MUSA’s governance.

International

As the International Executive you will represent all of Massey’s international students. It will be your job to make sure international student welfare and education needs are being met. An important part of your role will be communicating student feedback to Massey staff. As a keen problem solver you will also need to look for solutions to any issues that may arise. You will also have the opportunity to work with other fantastic student representatives, such as IPGMs, the International Postgraduate and Mature Students’ Association, cultural clubs, and Massey’s International Student Support team. You will be a part of MUSA’s governance.

Nomination for the 2020 MUSA Executive

Who can stand?

You are eligible to stand for 2020 MUSA Executive if you are taking at least one internal course on the Palmerston North Campus of Massey University.

To stand for the position of MUSA Executive International, you must be an International Student on the Palmerston North Campus of Massey University as per Massey University Regulations.

How do I get nominated?

You’ll need ten currently internally enrolled students of the Palmerston North Campus of Massey University to sign your nomination form.

You can download the form here or pick one up in person from Sarah's office, Rm 2.23A between 8,30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, August 19 to 23 2019.

Your completed nomination form must be returned to Sarah's office, Rm 2.23A in the Student Centre Building by 4.30 pm August 23 2019.

Electronic versions, i.e. email, shared drive, cloud, link etc will not be accepted. Late or incomplete forms will not be accepted.

You will be informed of your successful nomination no later than Wednesday August 28.

Campaigning

Campaigning runs from Sept 9 to 20 2019.

All forms of campaigning (posters/flyers/social media) must be removed by 4pm Fri Sept 20. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the election at the discretion of the Returning Officer.

Voting

Online voting is open 24/7 from 9am Sep 23 to 4pm Sep 25.

Times for the IRL voting are 10am - 2pm each voting day in the MUSA Lounge.