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Why Stand in the March 2022 By-election?

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

 

Results of 2021 Election for 2022 Executive

Vice President - Marizaan Zwart

Welfare Officer - Angelo Fray


A motion was passed at the ASA SGM, 29th September, that the ASA 2021 President and ASA 2021 Vice President, provide a caretaker joint presidency until a by-election can be held in March 2022 for the remaining 4 roles.

 

By-Election Dates

  • Nominations open: 7 March 2022
  • Nominations close: 11 March 2022
  • Campaign Briefing Meeting: 14 March 2022
  • Voting opens: 21 March 2022
  • Voting closes: 23 March 2022
  • Take office: 29 March 2022
  • ASA Executive meetings at the ASA offices, dates can be found on the ASA website calendar or by contacting the Association VP

 

 

Forms & Policy

 

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 a Massey Guide or Residential Assistant. 

A pro-rated hononorarium payment is awarded for each position for the balance of the term of office to be served.

The term of office is from 29 March 2022 to 30th November 2022.   

The Roles available are: 

  • President
  • Cultural Officer
  • Education Officer
  • Engagment Officer 

 

President 

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

Students considering this position will be looking to commit to a minimum of 25 hours a week for their term of office on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

A pro-rated hononorariumof up to $20,400 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

   

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 be looking to commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week for their term of office on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

A pro-rated hononorarium of up to $5,400 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 be looking to commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week for their term of office on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

A pro-rated hononorarium of up to $5,400 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 be looking to commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week for their term of office on Association related activity including negotiated regular office hours. 

A pro-rated hononorarium of up to $5,400 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 

 

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 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.

 

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]