We are hugely thankful to ASA and the committee for providing our grant. It allowed Beta Alpha Psi members to interact and make connections with professionals and other students at a number of events. We hosted a “Meet the Grads” event where we had 6 guest speakers from firms such as KPMG, ANZ, EY, PWC and Auckland Transport who spoke about their experiences leaving University and entering the workforce. Their advice and Q&A session was very valuable to our club members. The most recent event we hosted was a Mock Interview. This entailed an associate recruitment consultant from Walker Anderson performing an exemplar interview for our club members to watch. With our guest sharing her advice and expertise, it gave students great insight to what employers are looking for.
Our first attempt at creating an all gender mixed MAFC team has been an amazing success. There are committed male and female students attending all of the games in the competition, and from their feedback it appears they are all enjoying themselves and having fun. Due to the success we have had with Football Fix in term 3, we have decided it is totally worthwhile to list another mixed team in their competition for term 4.
Thanks to the grant from round 6, we were able to create a successful event that we believe is very vital for our club development and also in enhancing the relationship between us and our club members. The event started off with our committee members arriving at the wonder room early to set up the room with decorations and posters. Besides that, some of the members and committees turned up with their own traditional clothing to support our event. When the members arrived, we walked them through the walls of posters about Malaysian culture and we also played a few rounds of spy-fall with the members to act as a quick ice breaker to help members know each other better. Continued/.....
The previous round of grants provided us the incentive and means for us to host a series of successful events including two industry speakers. Firstly, we held a meet and greet where we welcomed some new members and networked between students. Secondly, we had Spark’s Corporate Relations Manager, Andrew Pirie who spoke with us about the marketing and communications change over between Telecom and Spark.
We are extremely grateful for the grant for food that we received last time. This has helped us to provide supper to the group, which has contributed greatly to the atmosphere and ability for students to connect well on Friday nights. The pizza, fruit, snacks, cold drinks, etc. that we have been able to provide has contributed to the success of the group.
The General Grant applied for in Round 2 allows us to provide food to the members of ComeUnity each week. Our members often mention how they look forward to the food on Friday nights and are grateful for what is provided. Also, we have had a number of successful social ‘pizza’ nights where we have invited other clubs at Massey to attend allowing an opportunity for networking by creating an atmosphere of inclusion. Having the grant available to fund such events as well as our Friday night events has been invaluable.
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.
Here's an update from the movie club covering the following:
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.