The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has a long and proud whakapapa (genealogy) of supporting students. Founded in 1929 it has tirelessly advocated and represented students for over eighty years.
NZUSA has a leadership role in facilitating pro-student campaigns, undertaking research about the impact of tertiary education policy, monitoring the quality of education through NZ, and coordinating and supporting Student Job Search (SJS) to act with one unified student voice.
NZUSA has a close treaty partnership with Te Mana Akonga (TMA), the National Māori Student Body. NZUSA makes an annual koha to TMA and dedicates the resources of the office towards the TMA Tumuaki (President)
The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) advocates for the common and collective concerns of students.
NZUSA believes that tertiary education should be a right and not a privilege, and therefore, advocates for equal access and opportunity for all.
NZUSA lobbies the Government, provides information to the general public and liaises with the media on student issues.
Physically NZUSA is situated in Wellington at level 3, 354 Lambton Quay. But NZUSA is made up of a network of student associations all around New Zealand.
In the NZUSA office typically you will find the NZUSA President, the TMA Tumuaki, a National Women’s Rights Officer (who leads the Tertiary Women New Zealand, an Executive Director who manages the running of the organisation.