Waikato Students’ Union
The Waikato Students' Union is the voice of the student body on campus. The organisation is governed by a group of democratically elected students who speak passionately on behalf of students and their interests and have done so for over 40 years. Membership to the WSU is free to all University of Waikato students. The WSU also provides the CARE (Clubs, Advocacy, Representation, Experience) programme for all students.
The WSU coordinates and supports a network of over 70 clubs across a wide range of interest areas including sports, religion, culture, politics and hobbies. The clubs are created by students and maintained with assistance from WSU staff.
For more information, visit: http://wsu.org.nz/clubs--.html.
The WSU Advocacy Service gives free professional and confidential assistance to students. The service deals with problems ranging from academic and financial troubles to employment, tenancy and accommodation difficulties.
For more information, visit: http://wsu.org.nz/advocacy.html.
The WSU Board consists of 11 elected student representatives working to advocate for student issues, and the WSU President sits as the Student Representative on University Council.
For more information, visit: http://wsu.org.nz/representation--.html.
The WSU puts on Orientation and Re-Orientation events to welcome students to the campus and they produce a weekly magazine called Nexus which is written by students. They also put on BBQ's, sports events, social occasions, club mixers, cultural festivals, networking nights and charitable fundraisers.
For more information, visit: http://wsu.org.nz/experience.html.
The WSU is situated on the Ground Floor of the Student Union Building (SUB). Office hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.