For years now Massey Albany has been known for little more than its faux Spanish mission style architecture. However, the ASA's intrepid cultural anthropologist has unearthed (literally) yet another sacred site and the article that follows will serve to de-'mist'-ify the Secret Steam Hole.
Once again, we hired in a climbing wall for Clubs Day and once again it was a great success for our club. We had many people have a go on our portable climbing wall! We were able to secure over 60 new sign ups and promote our sport and club. Thanks very much to the ASA and Massey for your support.
Using some of the grant from round 1 we were able to hold an introductory barbeque for new members of the Community Garden. This has been a very successful event as everyone enjoyed themselves and got to know each other, we even had a number of members from the wider community come along and get involved. The photos below were taken at the BBQ and show some of the food made from the garden produce as well as the number of people who came along. It was a great opportunity to show people the garden and talk about their ideas for the coming year. We have also been involved with clubs day which was very successful with 27 new members signing up and a large amount of interest in the garden and what activities we do. The community garden also ran a station as part of the Massey Amazing racing, where contestants needed to find and label four plants in the garden. This proved a bit of a challenge for some teams but was good fun for everyone involved. There was great support from club members for all of these events with a number of people helping out and running the activities.
The badminton club appreciates the support of ASA and Massey in providing them grants to subsidise the cost of the shuttlecocks used during training sessions. They have had lots of beginner players who have developed their skills and rhythm and club members with more experience have been happy to give guidance to the beginners so that everyone can improve their social and badminton skills together.
As a result of our previous grant the Club was able to maximise its effectiveness during Clubs Day. As a result we had 60 new members sign up and had a high level of involvement in members helping out at our table. Many of these new members have registered for the Massey outdoor men’s team which will soon compete in the Auckland Sunday Football Association League (ASFA). Offering this as an option would not have been possible without the grants we received last year for uniforms and the most recent grant to subsidise the entry fee. We have a friendly match against AUT scheduled for Sunday 20th March.
Below is a picture of our Wednesday Futsal Team wearing the new uniform purchased with a Grant from the ASA.
The Albany Massey Engineering Student Society (AMESS) welcomed their new first year Bachelor of Engineering students last week. The Albany Village campus orientation event included a number of team building activities to show the students around the campus, and introduce them to staff, concluding with an afternoon at Long Bay beach in the sun with members of AMESS, with members from every year participating, including post-graduate. Throughout the day the students were challenged with short-tasks, culminating with the task of protecting an egg that was to be fired from a three-man slingshot.
After the successful grant for new hard drives to replace the failing set inside the AMESS server, the new ones have been configured as a single redundant 30TB array which is able to offer resources to all of the AMESS members. The people configuring the server are very grateful for this ability and many new students in first year are very interested in being able to use this server once it has finished being set up. This will become a valuable resource throughout the year and future years to AMESS.
Members of the Massey Association for Communication Student (MACS) had a strong and enthusiastic presence at the Massey Albany clubs day encouraging everyone who passed by to get involved with our props, photo frame and chat to the executive team. After engaging a large number of students face-to-face and introducing our club to numerous fresh students we signed up 34 new communications students eager to be involved in future events with our industry speakers and study groups. Overall clubs day was a great success with everyone involved having a great time and a healthy number of signups which has led the club having a greater presence on campus.
At the end of 2015 AMESS restocked their supply of club t-shirts. The AMESS shirts have proven very popular, with over 100 sold so far. It is not uncommon for the shirts to be worn by students during their classes, allowing for AMESS as a club to be represented by its members daily. In order to deal with their popularity, the AMESS website has been upgraded to include a web store to enable registered AMESS members to purchase t-shirts, allowing for easier purchase, and management of inventory.
The Massey University Council will be holding an election in April for the one student position on the University's Council, the governing body of the university.
Get the most out of your study and sign up as a Class Advocate for one or all of your papers this year. https://www.asa.ac.nz/class-advocates