The UCSA Executive is made up of 14 students that are the governing body of the UCSA and is the equivalent of a Board of Directors. As directors, the Executive's core role is to give strategic direction to the organisation, monitor performance and ensure that the UCSA is operating for the benefit of its students.
The University of Canterbury formally recognises the UCSA as the student representative body on campus. As elected student representatives, the Executive have a responsibility to make sure they are accurately representing student needs, viewpoints, and concerns on the various Faculty and UC committees that they sit on. Faculty matters can then be presented at Academic Board meetings before flowing up to the University Council (UC’s governing body), which the UCSA President is a member of.
Executive Committee meetings take place every fortnight during term time. These meetings are usually held on the first, third and fifth week of term time from 5–7pm. The meetings are chaired by the UCSA President. All UC students are able to attend. Send us an email before coming along so we can confirm the meeting time and venue.