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The previous round of grants provided us the incentive and means for us to host a series of successful events with two speakers with extensive journalism industry experience; Jayne Atherton who has worked in BBC Breakfast and Sky News, and Stephen Hammond who was an editor for the Guardian Media Group. Our second event with Strahan Wallis from PR firm Porter Novelli also proved popular with students from other educational institutes coming for the presentation. We also had Elaine Koller and Anna Dixon from PRINZ discuss their professional experience and knowledge within the public relations industry.
Massey University has supported Massey University Badminton Club (MUBC) through many ways, particularly by providing a grant each semester for us to purchase shuttlecocks. The members are excited and enthusiastic to join MUBC and attend regularly due to the constant availability of shuttles that meet their standard and expectation. We are looking forward for the upcoming semesters for new members, be it beginners or expert to join our badminton club. Many beginner players have picked up their skills and rhythm for every games played. Players with more experience were also happy to give guidance to the beginners and improve social and badminton skills together. All of these could only be achieved by maintaining good connection and relationship between the members, club, ASA and Massey University all together.
"I had a lot of expectations about conference and what it would be like. My friends at Auckland Uni would always rave about it so I couldn’t wait to start university, join Student Life and finally be able to attend the camp I’d heard so much about. Being a part of the first year of Massey Student Life is exciting, and the conference was great for us to form connections with students on other campuses and see what Student Life is doing around the country. I think for our Massey representatives, the conference really helped us to see the potential we have to grow as a group and reach out to the campus. The lessons we learned, discussions we had and friendships we formed at conference have set us in good stead to be able to leave a lasting legacy on our campus." Molly Pottinger-Coombes
On Monday the 1st of August the Investment Club, Beta Alpha Psi, The Accountancy Club and MUSE came together to host a Business Clubs Networking Evening. Click continue reading for our brief summary of the event, accompanied by photos and a thank you to those who supported the event.
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Thanks to the kind grant allowing AMESS to purchase a new BBQ, a freezer and regular BBQ food/supplies, countless students on the Albany Village campus have benefited from these monthly BBQs and helped to make the University experience more fun. These events have been so successful that an extra two BBQs have been organized. The students and staff are now regularly lining up before the BBQ is ready to ensure they can get a nice fresh burger. The extra BBQ has enabled AMESS to meet the high demands of students and quickly have burgers served! The freezer has enabled AMESS to bulk purchase the supplies and keep them safely stored for each of the future events.
Coach Anthony has been doing an amazing job with the team. Under his instruction, the team members are working well together, and have pulled off a few consecutive wins. As a result the Massey team has advanced to the ASFA Plate Semi-Final for our league, and are looking forward to more success for the rest of the season.