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ASA Welcomes you to Massey 2017

ORIENTATION ISSUE 2017

There is heaps happening in Orientation week 27th Feb-2nd March 2017. Lots more info in this newsletter or you can tune in to our President's vlog and hear it from Lance or you can jump straight to our facebook and check out all the events there. We're kicking off on Monday with a sausage sizzle, we've got slushies on Tuesday, burgers on Wednesday and pizza on Thursday. Our first newsletter of the year also has information about other services we provide, so make sure you check it all out. 

MAKE YOUR MARK

Help us decorate our canvas by leaving your mark on it. The canvas will be found on the grass outside Student Central; there will be stencils and spray paint for you to use.
Everyday between 11am and 2pm.

MAKE YOUR MARK!!

BUZZ CHALLENGE

Just follow the BUZZ and you will find yourself at the ASA Class Advocate stall. Here you can take part in our Buzz Challenge. See how quickly you can complete the circuit without touching the sides of the wire. At the end of O-Week we will evaluate your times and number of 'buzzez' to see who is our over all Buzz Challenge Champion, and they will win an awesome prize!! The winner will be announced on Facebook the week after orientation. 

PANCAKE FLIPPING 

During O-Week the ASA will have a few interactive stalls. At these stalls you can take part in a few different contests, by taking part you will put yourself in line to win some amazing prizes. Once O-Week is over there will be an overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize for most of our contests. The winners will be announced on Facebook the week after orientation.

The Pancake Flipping Contest can be found at our Volunteers Stall. Come on over and have a try to see how many times you can flip and successfully land the "pancake" in the pan. You will be given 1 minute, and your score recorded so that at the end of O-Week the top 3 flippers can be selected.You can take part in this contest each day during O-Week.

Good luck, and we hope to see you here!!

GET A SELFIE WITH AN ASA EXEC & WIN!

Love your Selfies?!? Love FREE competitions?!

During O-Week 2017 the ASA is giving you the oportunity to go into the draw to win one of two AWESOME prize packs.

All you have to do is take a fun selfie with any one or more of the ASA Executives and then simply up load the photo to THIS event page as a comment. Only photo's posted between 27 Feb and 2 March will be entered for the draw. For each different selfie you post, your name will go into the draw... So go selfie crazy to increase your chances!! And tell your friends :)

Your name will be put in a bowl and the ASA President will make the draw on Monday 6 March 2017. We will notify the winners via Facebook.So get snapping!! :)

OUR HEART'S IN THE RIGHT PLACE

Look for the ASA Advocacy Stall to play 'Our Heart's in the Right Place'. This is a game that involves placing the Advocacy Heart over the matching one on a board, while blind folded. On the board there will be 4 different sized hearts, each heart corresponding to a different prize. You will be blind folded and spun around 4 times before attempting to place the heart in your hand in the right place on the board.

The prizes are as follows:
The 'green' heart = ASA pen
The 'blue' heart = a bag of lollies
The 'purple' heart = you get to take part in a Lucky Dip
The 'gold' heart = your name goes in the draw to win 1 of 3 ASA goodie bags (winner announced on Facebook the week after orientation)

You can take part in this contest each day during O-Week.

O-WEEK GAMES - TUESDAY & THURSDAY

As part of Orientation 2017 the ASA will be running a few awesome, beach inspired games. There will be great spot prizes, and for some of the games there will even be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd!!

Come and take part in any or all of the following competitions, for each of these there will be a top 3 and they will receive prizes (winners will be announced the week after O-Week)
>> A Mermaid Sack Race (Mermen too :) )
>> Hula Hoop Contest
>> Limbo, let's see how low you can go

Then there will also be space to play:
>> Frisbee
>> Volley Ball
>> Quoits
>> Croquet

 

OWEEK MOVIE NIGHT

Love Captain Jack Sparrow? Love FREE pop corn and candy floss?
Well then please join us on Tuesday Evening for a screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. We will be up in the Student Lounge, just follow the smell and sound of popping pop corn!! There will be bean bags, candy floss and pop corn for all who come along..

CLUBS' DAY - The biggest day at Oweek!!!

Want to find out more about the FANTASTIC clubs on offer at Massey? Head to Student Central on Club's day where you'll find a myriad of clubs vying for your membership! The clubs have lots of activities lined up for you, and we know that there will be pole dancing and rock climbing on offer! The ASA will also be putting on a FREE burger BBQ to keep you fueled as you get involved. Have an idea for a new club? Come along to our tent and let us know.  Check out the clubs on campus here.

AMESS TOGA PARTY : WEDNESDAY

AMESS invites you to a classic toga party (R18) on the 1st of March, in conjunction with The Ferguson Bar. Kicking off at 8pm- grab your mates, wrap those sheets and let's celebrate O-Week in true fashion.

Tickets - Check out the event for more info
-$5 Advanced Tickets
-$10 Door Sales
-Every ticket comes with a free $5 drink!

THE AMAZING RACE : THURSDAY

Come along and meet new people, work as a team, get to know your campus and win some amazing prizes.Starting point is on the grass between Sir Neil Waters building and the Atrium building. Check out the Facebook event for registration details.

ASA DIARIES AND WALL PLANNERS

Two really important resources that will get you successfully through the year! Both are marked with all the important events on campus and will allow you to plan and schedule so that you get your assignments done on time but get to have some FUN as well!! Collect your FREEEEEEE diary and wall planner from our tent at Oweek.  All sorts of useful stuff inside! 

SIGN UP AS A CLASS ADVOCATE 

Join what is THE BEST Class Advocate program in New Zealand. We offer awesome training which comes with a free lunch and the chance to win (fantastic) prizes. Becoming a Class Advocate will really connect you to your studies and is a great addition to your CV because of the skills that you will pick up in the process.  Check out all the information on our website.

For those Class Advocates who have attended our basic training, we have 3 modules of extended training that you can complete to make you an even more awesome Class Advocate. 

CARPOOL TO MASSEY

Parking on campus can be difficult to find. Why not buddy up and save yourselves time driving round and round looking for a park (and using lots of petrol). If you drive to campus with a fellow student, you can each buy a carpool card from ASA Reception for just $20 each. This allows you to park in the car park right outside the Atrium building. 

REMEMBER TO SIGN UP ON OUR WEBSITE BEFORE COMING TO BUY YOUR CARD. YOU NEED TO DO THIS EACH YEAR, SO EVEN IF YOU HAD A CARD LAST YEAR, YOU NEED TO SIGN UP TO CARPOOL FOR 2017. 

Be prepared for queues next week - Jordan will be on his own at reception, so sign up first to make everything go as smoothly as possible!

The Massey Security team will be out and about making sure that no-one is parking where they are not supposed to be, so be warned and don't park on the grass or in spaces that you're not supposed to be in as it costs $65 to get your car un-clamped.

Overflow parking is available at QBE Stadium.

ASA VOLUNTEERS - WE NEED YOU

This is your chance to get super-involved on campus this year. Sign up and be an ASA Volunteer and you can get involved in all of the wonderful things we have planned for 2017.  If you are reading this and want to get involved right away, Kay-Leigh will find you something to do during Orientation, just ask for her at our tent!

ASA ADVOCACY SERVICE

Hopefully everything will go just as you dreamed it would when you enrolled at Massey.  But if you do find yourself in a difficult situation, be it related to your academic studies or more of a welfare issue, e.g. tenancy problem, we are here to help you.  Check out all of the information that we have on our website and if you need help, complete our Ask for Help form.

The Advocacy service will be facilitating a budgeting seminar on March 29th, so this would be something well worth attending.  Get your finances sorted, BEFORE you get into trouble!

GET THE T-SHIRT!!

Once you've signed up as a Class Advocate you have the chance to look awesome any day of the week! These t-shirts are ONLY available to Class Advocates, but if you think you'd look good in one, check out signing up as a Class Advocate. T-shirts are only $20 each, come in male and female styles and look great on everyone. Available from the ASA reception.

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE 2017

Would you make a good member of Massey's University Challenge Team for 2017 or do you just want to find out more about it? Emma from last year's team is keen to talk to you! If we're lucky, she will be at our tent during Oweek, but if not make sure you let us know that you are keen to attend the trials by sending an email to Jordan  Trials will be heaps of fun - we have some very funky buzzers!!

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FACEBOOK 

Campus Life at Massey have a new Facebook page for international students. Don't miss out on the free workshops, information sessions, and social pizza nights this month and events for international students studying at Massey Auckland happening throughout the rest of the semester. Like their page to stay informed.

MASSIVE MAGAZINE

The first edition of Massive Magazine is due to hit the stands on Monday 27th February.  Massive are always looking for contributors, so if you're keen, come and see us at our tent during Oweek and there should be a Massive reporter there to tell you more. 

ASA EVENT CALENDAR

Want to know what social events are on on campus? Want to know what the ASA has planned and what clubs are up to and where and when they're meeting.  You can find our events calendar on the right hand side of every page on our website.  For what's on this week click here. And if your club events are not showing, get in touch with Jacqueline at the ASA (Remember CLUBS - you can add your own events.)

ASA SUGGESTION BOX

Do you have an idea? Is there something you would like the ASA to be helping Massey Albany students with? Are there particular events you would like to see on campus? What can ASA do to make your Uni experience better? LET US KNOW by writing in our suggestion box.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

Get On Board with ASA this year by liking our Facebook page. Also remember to turn notifications ON! We really value your feedback, so use those comments! Let us know whether there is anything you'd like us to be sharing with you that we're not already. AND get ready for competitions to WIN prizes! 
HAVE AN AWESOME SEMESTER EVERYONE
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P: (09) 213 6066
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Our Mission 
"To foster and further, as widely as possible, the educational, cultural, social and sporting life of the members of the Association, the University, and the community at large."

Who Are We? 
We are a not-for-profit incorporated society owned and managed by the students enrolled at Massey University's Albany Campus since 1998. Our three main areas are provision of student-related Advocacy, Representation and Services.
 
We are the student voice.