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The Association of Students at UCOL, AS@U

The Association of Students at UCOL, AS@U, provides representation, advocacy and services* to all UCOL students.


Check out AS@U Facebook page to read the latest.

The Students Association fee is not compulsory as of 1 January 2012.


If you would like more information please visit AS@U on Facebook or come and see us.


Contact AS@U at:

The Gap, Shop 10 / 101 Broadway Ave
Palmerston North 4410



Donna Pattison (Office Manager)
(06) 952 7001 ext. 70066


Melissa Evans (Student President)

or phone 0800 GO UCOL and ask for the Students' Association.


Some of the services AS@U provides are:

Advocacy Services

The AS@U president and vice president are the advocates of appeals, support for meetings, support for hearings, support for phone calls, mediation.

Representation on Committees

HUB, HST, Whanganui Board of Students, Academic Board, Academic Approvals Committee, Academic Improvements Committee, Degree Monitoring Committee, Research Committee, UCOL Council, Student Support Services, Nursing faculty student representative meeting, HUB student rep meeting, HST student rep meeting, UCOL student council, WINZ Community Support and Advocacy Committee, Studylink stakeholders, Student City.

Office Services

Free local phone use, free fax, laminating, printing, stapling.

Student Publications

CREW magazine

Legal Advice

We consult with the EMA, Citizens Advice Bureau and the Community Law Centre.

Student Job Search

National council, jobs.


Greater support with the help of NZUSA.

Health Services

Nurses available on three campuses. Doctors available at the Palmerston North and Whanganui campuses.

Student Buildings

AS@U Student House: kitchen facilities, shower, lounge.


Nursing equipment, some tickets to events in Palmerston North, order text books, order catering shoes, AS@U merchandise, snack food, stationary, Gordon Harris art supplies, safety equipment.


  • free bus service
  • monthly barbecues on each of the three campuses
  • lockers
  • tea, coffee, sugar, and cups, wall planner
  • class representatives
  • monthly forums for student engagement, student initiatives, and questionnaires etc.
  • coordination of messages to student groups from external people and UCOL staff
  • powhiri
  • orientation week, re-orientation week, market day, big brunch
  • hardship, Foodbank, advice for anything that relates to studies
  • social events
  • training days for executive to represent students
  • campaigns for awareness
  • monthly competitions with loads of prizes
  • student spotlight in the CREW magazine.


*Not all services may be available at all campuses. Contact your local Students' Association to see what services are available at the UCOL campus where you are studying.


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