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Engaging with your student community can help add to an amazing university experience. MUSA can support you in being a class representative, volunteer or international buddy.


Class Representatives

What are class representatives?

Class representatives are students elected by their fellow classmates to represent their class. They actively affect positive change in their courses by being the advocate for their fellow classmates.

What is the programme’s purpose?

Class representatives play a central role in maintaining constructive communication between students and lecturers. The programme creates an opportunity for students to have their concerns heard and academic issues resolved as early as possible. Additionally, class representatives provide a channel for discussion and valuable feedback for lecturers, with an aim to enhance the learning experience for both parties.

What does the role involve?

Your role as a class representative is to, ultimately, improve the learning experience for your peers. To achieve that, you will need to:

  • Attend MUSA’s training session
  • Be available and approachable to classmates
  • Cultivate respectful relationships with students and staff
  • Seek student views about their learning experience
  • Actively identifying areas for progress

What are the benefits of being a class representative?

  • Take an active part in determining the direction of your class' learning.
  • Improve your employability by further developing your critical thinking, communication and leadership skills.
  • Add a reference to your C.V.
  • Connect with other students and the academic community
  • Attend an awesome free MUSA recognition party at the end of the year

How do I become a class representative?

During initial lectures at the start of a new semester, look out for an informational slide giving a brief description of the programme. Following this, your lecturer will lead a quick informal election. If you've missed this process, speak to your lecturer about having a class representative in your course during the beginning of the semester.

Questions

If you're interested in the role, please contact our Student Engagement Coordinator at any time throughout the semester (even if you've missed the initial election).

If you are a Massey staff member looking at how to foster and encourage student representation in your class, please visit Working with Class Reps

International Buddies

Want to meet new people and help out? Even better, you’ll get a sweet reference for your CV and get invited to MUSA events and parties. If this sounds like you, follow the link and sign up to be an international buddy today.

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Alternatively, if you are an international student wanting a New Zealand buddy to help you settle in, please sign up here

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MUSA Premium Membership

Connect with us through our free MUSA Premium Membership and you’ll receive special deals, discounts and exclusive card holder giveaways throughout the year.

The membership is available to all internally enrolled students at Massey Manawatū and for 2019 includes exclusive deals across Palmerston North.

  • 5% Discount and exclusive weekly MPM card holder specials at the MUSA shop
  • $2 off period products at the MUSA Shop
  • $2 off per prescription item at Unichem Pharmacy Linton St
  • Discount at your first check up at the Carpenters Dental Bus
  • Exclusive MPM card holder giveaways through the year
Collect your membership card at the MUSA stall during orientation or from the MUSA office, room 2.23 upstairs in the Student Centre

When you sign up, we’ll record your contact details to let you know about cool stuff we are doing. This info will be kept private and we won’t spam you. Remember, you must have your MPM card with you to claim any deals.


Volunteers

Volunteering with MUSA is a great way to help other students while getting involved in what’s happening on campus.


What's in it for you?

Here are a few great perks of being a MUSA volunteer.

  • Join the community.
    Make new friends, help other students, stay connected and get involved. Actively influence your experience at Uni.
  • Improve your skills and expertise.
    Develop your skills and get an amazing reference for your CV
  • Find and view events.
    Find out what we are up to and what’s happening next - including our massive end of year volunteer appreciation party!
"Joining MUSA was like joining an accepting, close knit group of friends." - Jeremy Parry, Volunteer

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