Albany Students' Association
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ASA News- April 8th 2016


Has starting or returning to Uni been a bit of a shock when it comes to getting to grips with your finances and managing to make ends meet whilst studying and coping with Auckland prices? Our annual budgeting seminar will be held in the Student Lounge from 1pm-2pm on Wednesday 20th April. Everyone who registers here will get a FREE LUNCH and the chance to win lucky door PRIZES during the session. Come and find out how to take control and survive!


Our new stock of Class Advocate t-shirts has arrived and as the flyer says you now have the chance to look awesome any day of the week! These are of course only available to our Class Advocates, but if you think you'd look good in one, check out signing up as a Class Advocate for at least one of your papers. T-shirts are only $20 each and are available from the ASA reception desk in the student lounge. 


For Class Advocates who have already attended our basic training, we are now offering a series of Advocacy Extension Skills Workshops during 2016. The first 3 topics will be:
  1. Advanced Advocacy
  2. Communication Skills
  3. De-escalation of Conflict/Violence

For more information and to register your interest click here.


Time is running out for clubs to enter our poster competition. A great way to advertise your club and win some money to go in your account. Remember we are offering $50 for the best portrait poster and $50 for the best landscape poster. The posters will go on the club boards around campus and on TV screens at the Recreation Centre and in the Student Lounge. Send your entries to Marusa Pogacnik by 13th April. 


Well done to the club committees who have applied to re-affiliate their clubs to the ASA.  You should be hearing from us next week! If your club needs any help to complete this process, get in touch with Marusa Pogacnik for assistance. Remember that until your affiliation is renewed, you will not have access to all of the wonderful services we provide including access to grants. For more information on affiliation click here


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.  Check out the event calendar on the right hand side of the ASA webpage. For what's on next week click here. And if your club events are not showing, get in touch with Jacqueline at the ASA


Is this what you've been waiting for? This could be your time to shine? We are looking for acts of all kinds to take part in the inaugural Massey's Got Talent competition.  The preliminary round is on Thursday 26th May at 7pm in SNW Foyer and the Final will be on Thursday 2nd June same time, same place! To find out more and register your act click here.


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.


Watch out for quizzes coming your way. We'll be throwing some questions out on to our FB page soon to get you in the swing of things and then once we've signed up some challenge hopefuls we'll be organising some play-offs to pick the team! Your flights to and from Wellington, accommodation and food expenses are all paid for. Filming will be during the semester 2 break, 28th August to 3rd September. If you're up for the challenge get in touch with us ASAP.


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! 


If you don't already know how hard it can be to find a park in time to get to your lecture, the likelihood is that you soon will. ASA operates the car pool scheme that allows you to park in the car park in front of the Atrium building. You WILL SAVE both TIME & MONEY if you don't have to drive round and round the carparks looking for a space! Find out more & sign up here.
Hope everyone had a good break!
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P: (09) 213 6066
M: Private Bag 102904
North Shore City 0745
New Zealand

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.