Student Services Levy - Student Engagement

All universities in New Zealand charge Compulsory Student Services Fees, a levy that gives students access to support services that contribute to a positive student experience.  At Massey University these fees are called Student Services Levies (SSL).  How this levy can be used is guided by the New Zealand Government’s Ministerial Direction, and money can only be spent on the following categories of service:

Advocacy and legal advice
Careers information, advice and guidance
Counselling and pastoral care
Employment information
Financial support and advice
Health services
Student to student communications (media)
Childcare services
Clubs and societies
Sports, recreation and cultural activities

How can you feedback on how the funds will be spent? 

Each year the University and student associations meet to discuss student service priorities before the annual SSL budget is approved.  The University places importance on encouraging a strong student voice, and feedback is welcomed from students as to where they think the service priorities are.  Find out more about Massey’s use of the SSL under the service categories:

Further information on the SSL (73 KB)


Check out frequently asked questions about fees, including what if I don't need all the services funded through the student services levy.

Student voice 2018

Students shared their views across the campuses around which student services are of most value to supporting success.  These initiatives form part of the student experience outcome framework encouraging students to have a successful experience at Massey, and feedback informs further engagement with student associations.  

Student feedback all campuses 2018 (1,033 KB)

Students are able to put forward comments through their relevant student association 

Auckland campus Ōtehā -
Manawatū campus Turitea -
Wellington campus Pukeahu -
Distance Learning Te Ako Mai I Tawhiti -

Student voice 2017



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