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New representation model for postgraduate students

A new representation model has been adopted by the UCSA and UC PGSA to ensure better representation for postgraduate students.

The purpose of the UCSA Postgraduate Advisory Group is to ensure postgraduate students have a consistent voice within the UCSA and the University on matters affecting them. The representation model has been endorsed by the Senior Management Team (SMT) as a way for UCSA and UC PGSA to support and represent postgraduate students more effectively in future.

The UCSA Postgraduate Advisory Group will be chaired by the UCSA President and include the UCSA Postgraduate Representative, President | Te Akatoki Tumuaki or delegate, 1-3 postgraduate appointee(s)/representative(s) from each of the five Colleges and any further representatives of the postgraduate student body as appointed by the UCSA President.

UCSA Executive elections are happening

Why should I care?
The University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) is the representative body for UC students. Each year 12 students are elected to be your representatives and form the governing body of the UCSA. The core function of the executive governance role is to monitor performance, give direction, and to hold management to account – essentially to ensure that the UCSA is operating for students.

The Executive also represent you at UC by sitting on a range of college/faculty boards and project groups (such as the sustainability group or for the graduate profile). The President also sits on the University Council – UC’s governing body. The Executive plays a key role in ensuring the UC student experience be the best it can be – so it’s important you engage and vote for someone who best represents you.

How do I vote?
You will be sent a link to your voting form via your student email on Wednesday morning, 16 August. Voting closes 5pm Friday 18 August. Every student gets 12 votes, one vote for each of the positions of President, Vice-President, Finance Officer, Postgraduate Rep, Equity & Wellbeing Rep, and up to seven votes for the General Executive.

How do I find out more?
An Election handbook is currently on stands around campus and provides you with information on all the candidates. It can also be found on the UCSA website.

The following lists all the candidates in the 2018 election (in alphabetical order) and their relevant online content:



Finance Officer

Equity & Wellbeing Rep

Postgraduate Rep

General Executive

For more info, head to ucsa.org.nz/elections/