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Why Stand?

The Association needs passionate students to stand for election to the 2021 executive committee, to make sure that:

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

 

Dates

  • Nominations open: 10th August 2020
  • Nominations close: 4pm 27th August 2020
  • Campaign Briefing Meeting: 28th August 2020 10am, Student Lounge
  • Candidates debate: 16th September 2020
  • Voting opens: 18th September 2020 4pm
  • Voting closes: 23rd September 2020 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

 

 

Nominations

Each nominee must complete a nomination form, see above, and is required to obtain the support of at least 10 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 10 ASA members nominating you, your nomination is invalid.

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

Nomination forms must be handed in at ASA reception in the student lounge or emailed to gm@asa.ac.nz.

Nomination forms received in person or by email after the cut-off time/date will not be accepted.

 

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 2020 to 30th November 2021.   

 

 Roles in detail

 

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", 2019 President, Meity Tang 

 

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.

 

"I learnt how to understand the policies that we have and ensured that what we do and how we do things are truly benefitting our students", 2019 VP, Sabrina Latif

  

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.

 

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.

 

"I've loved having the opportunity to advocate for students on all education related issues, gathering and providing student feedback to the boards I sit on and in response to Massey's proposed changes. Being able to ensure that student voice is heard, and to influence both changes within Massey and the ASA, is so rewarding. I've learned so much about governance in this unique role and have also really enjoyed meeting a range of people, from those working in other associations, the staff in Massey's own services such as the Teaching and Learning and the Chaplaincy Centres, and of course other students!", 2020 Education Executive, Sophie Stone

 

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. 

 

 

Campaign Materials and Meeting

All candidates will be required to attend a compulsory Campaign Meeting before commencement of campaigning.  (Friday 28th August 10am)

ASA will take a photograph of each candidate at this meeting - so come looking your best!

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 7th September 

ASA will print on behalf of each candidate, the equivalent of 40 * A3 (i.e. 80 * A4) posters or fliers, provided a PRINT-READY file is provided. 

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 (VP@asa.ac.nz)which meeting you will be attending.

 

Candidates' Debate and BBQ

16th September 2020 - Student Central

 

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 r.subbian@massey.ac.nz