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Why Stand?

The Association needs passionate students to stand for election to the 2022 executive committee, to make sure that:

  • Students have a voice
  • Important issues get addressed
  • Academic standards are maintained

 

Nominations Received

As at the close on nominations on 3rd September, the following nominations have been received.

Cultural Officer

  • Angelo Fray

Welfare Officer 

  • Angelo Fray
  • Marizaan Zwart

Vice-President

  • Marizaan Zwart

 



Dates

  • Nominations open: 9th August 2021
  • Nominations close: 4pm 3rd September 2021
  • Campaign Briefing Meeting: TBC
  • Candidates debate: 15th September 2021
  • Voting opens: 17th September 2021 4pm
  • Voting closes: 22nd September 2021 4pm
  • ASA Executive meetings at the ASA offices, dates can be found on the ASA website calendar or by contacting the Association VP

 

Forms & Policy

NB: Updated Election Policy will be posted soon. 

 

Nominations

Each nominee must complete a nomination form, see above, and is required to obtain the support of at least 5 ASA members who have signed up for membership on the ASA website.  

Students may sign up in order to nominate a candidate.

We recommend that you get all lines on the nomination form filled up just incase 1 of your supporters has not signed up for membership. 

Both you and the students nominating you must be current Massey Albany internal students and ASA members.  

If you do not have 5 ASA members nominating you, your nomination is invalid.

Students cannot vote for you unless they have signed up as members to the ASA.

 

Roles

You are able to run for more than one position, though we urge you to consider which role you could fulfil best as you cannot hold office for more than 1 position.

If you are considering one of the senior roles, we hope that you will have some knowledge of the Association, either as an experienced ASA executive member, through our Class Advocate programme or via affiliated clubs and their committees.

Due to the demands of these other roles, please do not submit a nomination to serve on the ASA Executive if you are planning to be Massey Guide or Residential Assistant. 

An hononorarium payment is awarded for each position as agreed at the Association AGM on July 29th 2020.

The term of office is from 1st December 2021 to 30th November 2022.   

  

 

President 

The President is responsible for the overall leadership of the Association. They are responsible for engagement with external bodies such as the University, other student associations and organisations. The President is the external voice for the members of the Association.

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 30 hours a week for their term of office on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $26,500 gross is associated with this senior position.

 

 "Being able to influence people about the importance of student representation and being able to communicate the students’ feedback and do something with it is incredibly rewarding", 2021 President, Ben Austin

 

Vice-President 

The Vice President oversees the administration and the effective running of the executive team and is responsible for internal relationships. They organise Association meetings and are responsible for ensuring Association policy is representative of the needs of Massey students. They also shadow the President.

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 12 hours a week for their term of office on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $10,500 gross is associated with this senior position.

 

"When I applied for the role of Vice-President for the ASA, I was not confident that I would be voted in. However, I received such great support from my peers and mentors at the University I just decided to go for it. Within this role I have dealt with a lot of the administration and running of the executive team, ensuring they are reaching their goals, and providing them with the tools to do so. It has been a great opportunity with so many surprises along the way. It has made me appreciate all the things that happen 'behind the scenes' which make University a welcoming space for new and returning students. Through the ASA I've have the opportunity to meet many students and staff, some of which will become life-long friends. This unique experience has given me confidence and leadership skills which I can take into any of my future careers" , 2021 VP, Michaela Futter

  

Cultural Officer

The Cultural Officer is responsible for engaging with the student body with emphasis on developing inclusive multi-cultural and spiritual activities on campus. They also have a focus on how to enhance the university experience for international students.

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week for their term of office on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $7,000 gross is associated with this position.

 

"It has been my pleasure to advocate for students in all cultural related issues, engaging and consulting with the student body to enhance their student experience. I enjoyed working with the ASA team, Massey staff, and international organisations to address cultural diversity and to ensure student feedback is heard.  It has been an invaluable experience to work with students and for students", Linda Yan, 2021 Cultural Officer

 

Engagement Officer

The Engagement Officer is responsible for promoting campus culture and engagement to enhance the students experience through the Associations class advocates programme, events, club networks and volunteering.

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week for their term of office on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $7,000 gross is associated with this position.

"Contributing to positive social engagement satisfies a passion of mine to enhance student experience for our current and future community", 2019 Social Rep, Clarissa Gouw

 

Education Officer

The Education Officer promotes excellence in education at Massey Auckland by championing the class advocates programme, working alongside education services, and providing feedback to national educational boards.

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week for their term of office on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $7,000 gross is associated with this position.

 

“It is definitely a privilege to have been selected as the Education Officer for 2021 to support student advocacy. Within this role, I deal with education-related issues through gathering and providing student feedback to the boards I sit on. It is a great opportunity to experience more in the University through listening to and helping out on student needs. By contributing to the whole ASA Executive Team, I’ve had the chance to meet many students and staff to discuss, report, and listen to new ideas related to academic issues. I’ve enjoyed this unique journey and learned a lot from it. Being able to work for ASA and all students will surely count as one of the best things I’ve done throughout my Uni life!”, 2021 Education Officer, Vivi Wang 

 

Welfare Officer

The Welfare Officer focuses on the health and well-being of students. They encourage diversity, promote awareness around social issues, and ensure services are in place that further improve the well-being of the student body. They also sit on the Health and Counselling board.

Students considering this position will need to commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week for their term of office on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

An honorarium of up to $7,000 gross is associated with this position. 

 

"I am grateful to have been chosen as the welfare officer to represent the students’ wellbeing voice in 2021. I’ve enjoyed having a chance to regard and support students’ wellbeing, and to enhance their experience at University. As my role needs to maintain the relationship with Health and Counselling team, Chaplaincy, clubs, Health and Safety committee, I’ve learned so much in this role by meeting a range of amazing people. I became more confident in myself after I have gained much experience in leadership from this role. I am appreciating this unique and wonderful experience during my University life", 2021 Welfare Officer, Amy Wang

 

Campaign Materials and Meeting

All candidates will be required to attend a compulsory Campaign Meeting before commencement of campaigning.  

The ASA wiil take a photograph of each candidate at this meeting. (So come looking good!)

Each candidate may submit a blurb of not more than 150 words which will be published on the Association website. 

Candidates may also send their blurb - maximum words 150 - to Massive Magazine - deadline TBC

Candidates may spend no more than $115 on their campaign and must provide a record of all expenditure to the Returning Officer, if requested to do so. 

All candidates must attend at least one meeting of the ASA Executive prior to the election.

Meetings are held fortnightly at the ASA Office in the Student Lounge and dates can be found on the Association Calendar

Please advise the Vice-President ([email protected])which meeting you will be attending.

 

Candidates' Q&A

15th September 2021 - More info to come.

 

Voting

All currently enrolled, Albany Internal students are eligible to vote but to do so need to sign up as members of the Association on the ASA website.

Voting will be online through the ASA Website.  

Members will need to sign in to vote.

 

Returning Officer

The returning officer for the ASA Elections is Rohini Subbian [email protected]