Finance & Engagement Officer
Te Akatoki Representative
Kia ora koutou! I’m Kim, your UCSA Pres. this year. I’ve just finished up my Chemistry Honours trying to help sick Kauri trees and you can now find me full-time in the UCSA office. When I’m not doing that, I can be found at a gig, at my ceramics class or in the great outdoors!
Kia ora everyone! My name is Georgie and I’ll be representing you on the academic front this year as Vice President. I’m absolutely fizzing to start my Masters of Finance and Economics this year as well as making the most of a few cheeky social events. Looking forward to meeting some more of you soon x.
Heya! I’m Emma your Equity and Wellbeing Representative this year! I’m in my last year of my Chemical Formulation Design Degree. I love anything to do with design and making things. In my spare time I like heading to the farmers' market, making some delicious food or spending time with my beautiful friends.
Hi I’m Matt, I’m this year’s International Rep. I’m a Chinese New Zealander with my roots hailing from the Guangzhou region. I’m a recent Mechanical Engineering graduate and this year I'm finishing a Finance Degree. Catch me around campus and say hello!
Kia ora everyone! I’m Bea, your Postgrad Rep this year. I’m doing my Masters in International Economic Law. I like long romantic walks on the beach and Mono.
Hey guys! My name is Felix Mendonca and I’m one of your General Exec this year as the College of Engineering Representative. I currently study Civil Engineering and have loved it so far. Outside of uni, I love to play music, travel, and procrastinate on assignments.
Hiya, my name is Leo He and I am the college representative for the College of Education, Health and Human Development. I am a third year BA student studying a double major in Philosophy and Sociology. I am interested in the sociology of philosophy, ideas and education.
Kia ora! I’m Asher and I’m the College of Arts Representative for 2021! I’m about to head into my fourth year of an LLB/BA (History and Politics) and I’m so excited for the year to come! In my free time I love to read, feed the ducks, and watch drag queens on YouTube.
Kia ora everyone! My name is Ryan Thomson and I’m just entering my third and final year in Finance and International Relations. I'm your Commerce Rep on the UCSA Exec Board. When I’m not deep in a text book, you can find me with my
mates, discovering new music or travelling around!
Hey I’m Ashley, and this year I’m the Student Rep for the College of Science. I’m going into my third year in Chemical and Process Engineering, and in my time off I like to do a bit of skiing and kayaking.
Hey Team! I’m Jess Macdonald, the Law Rep on this year’s UCSA Exec. I’m in my fifth and final year of a LLB and BSci, majoring in Psychology in the latter. Can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for us all!
About the Exec
The Executive (13 students) make up the governing body of the UCSA. They're the equivalent of a Board of Directors. The Exec's core jobs are to monitor performance, to give direction and to ensure there's accountability for management.
Exec Committee/governance meetings take place every fortnight during term-time. They're chaired by the UCSA President.
To make sure students are heard, the Exec sit on a range of college and UC committee bodies. For example, the UCSA Engineering Rep sits in on Engineering College meetings.
All major college matters then go to the Academic Board. The Academic Board then reports to the University Council (UC's governing body), which the President is a member of.
Members of the Exec have their own projects that they're passionate about. We have a small fund available to help them with an idea or a project on campus that'll benefit students. The Exec member is given resources and support from UCSA staff to implement it.
According to our constitution, any student can attend an exec meeting, and these are usually held on the first, third and fifth week of term time from 5pm-7pm.
Send us an email before coming along - we'll need to confirm the meeting time and venue.
The President’s role is a full-time position. Vice-President and Finance are part-time (approx. 20 hours), and other Exec positions are part-time (approx. 10 hours during the academic year).
Each year, UC students get a chance to vote for who sits on UCSA's governing body.*
The election campaigns are a pretty big deal, with candidates promoting their policies and advertising online and around campus (anyone who's been through the campaign cycle will remember the sea of signage).
Everyone's encouraged to get out and vote - you get your say on student life, and democracy wins!
*The President also sits on University Council – the governing body of UC.