Welcome back to Semester Two 2018! Whether it is your first semester or your final (like me), it is great to have you here. AUSA is your students association, which brings you student events, AUSA Advocacy for advice, representation and welfare.
We are really excited to be putting on the largest Re O Week yet – it is not only two weeks (instead of one) but it also brings back the best of past AUSA events. We have Savage, pie eating, International Orientation and Dirt(ier) Bingo as well as having a Toboggan Run with the Snowsports Club and an ice skating rink in the Quad in Week Two. Shads will also offer mulled wine throughout the two weeks!
We also have lots more planned for Semester Two, such as: the Feminist Festival (to celebrate 125 years of women voting – woo), EcoFest (celebrating sustainability), and Wellness Week (promoting looking after yourself and your community). Also, join Ngā Tauira Māori on Wednesday 1 August celebration in the Quad/ Shads to celebrate Māori music, arts, kai and politics! In Week Three we have our Annual Food Drive, where we collect for the food parcels we hand out to students (they are available at AUSA House). Please look out for the the collection boxes and donate a can!
In Week Five we have our AUSA Annual General Elections for our 2019 Executive. I have found it incredibly rewarding, challenging and a huge honour to be on the AUSA Exec while at Uni. Stay posted for more information about how to apply. And don’t forget to vote!
Finally, the Student Services Levy survey closes on Friday 27 July. The survey is your opportunity to be heard on where you want the student services levy to be spent – please fill it out! The results of the survey shape where student money gets spent. We want the money to best serve our student body.
If you see me around, please do say hello!
Your President Anna