President’s Letter 13/08

Notice of Polling Times
August 7, 2018
Shout out to all the Foodies
August 13, 2018

Kia ora,

Here is a wee update on what has been happening at AUSA and what is coming up.

Two weeks ago, our Welfare Vice-President ran a successful Food Bank drive. Thank you so much to everyone who donated to the food parcels that are available to our students. A special thank you to the Business School staff for their huge contribution. Congratulations to Ngā Tauira Māori, who donated the most food out of all the the spaces and Faculties on campus and won the ‘Golden Can’. 

Ngā Tauira Māori also ran a hugely successful Māori Day on the Wednesday and our Environmental Affairs Officer, Alex, ran a wonderful EcoFest. 

Last Wednesday our first Darts Competition launched at Shadows, run by our Admin Vice President, Anand, and the Engineering Society President, Hugo. This was the first of many darts competitions that will be taking place. 

Last Monday AUSA’s referendum opened for submissions about what you want to see your students’ association doing. Referendum submissions close at 4pm on Friday 17 August. There will be a student forum in the Quad to discuss the referendum questions and voting will occur from Tuesday 18 September to Friday 21 September. This is a good chance to have your say.

This week, from Tuesday to Thursday, you have the chance to vote online for who you want to see running AUSA next year. Having a student voice on the highest decision-making bodies within the University, providing grants to support the students, and running events to build more community at the university, are roles that really matter. Don’t forget to cast your vote. 

On the 25th of August AUSA is hosting its annual ball at Shed 10. The theme is Fire and Ice, and tickets are available online. It’s a great chance to dress up and have a fabulous night out. See you there.

Towards the end of August, AUSA and bFM are presenting a Shads Battle of the Bands. Register your team online to compete for a victory and a giant prize package.

Finally, AUSA’s mid-year report is about to be released, where you can read more about the work AUSA has done this year for students in AUSA Advocacy, welfare, events, representation, our Buddies programme and with Class Reps.

Hope you are having a lovely week.

Ngā mihi,