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New information following the change in COVID-19 alert levels. massey.ac.nz/coronavirus
All universities in New Zealand charge Compulsory Student Services Fees, as directed by the New Zealand Government. This levy gives students access to support services that contribute to a positive student experience. At Massey University these fees are called Student Services Levies (SSL). This Levy is paid by each enrolled student at Massey, is shown on a student’s fee statement, and is due for payment at the same time as other tuition and non-tuition fees. Information on fees, including the current scale, is available here.
There are a number of opportunities for all students to input. Each year the university and student associations meet to discuss the priorities regarding access to particular student services. The feedback gathered from student associations and the annual student experience survey are also taken into consideration.
All students will be emailed a link to an online questionnaire in August 2020 asking for their opinion on how they would like to see the compulsory Student Services Levy allocated to the services listed.
Update 12 August - due to new covid level alerts, roving boards are no longer operating - meanwhile you may still vote online through the QR code below.
[Students on each campus are encouraged to share views during the week of 10 August 2020 through roving interactive feedback boards. Students can vote by placing up to 10 sticky dots on the areas they feel are of most value to supporting their success. The feedback boards will be rotated around student central areas on all campuses with Student Services team members, in collaboration with students, manning the boards to personally engage and explain the process and encourage productive conversations.]
Students are also able to put forward comments to their relevant student association:
Auckland campus Ōtehā - firstname.lastname@example.org
Manawatū campus Turitea - email@example.com
Wellington campus Pukeahu - firstname.lastname@example.org
Distance Learning Te Ako Mai I Tawhiti - email@example.com
Collecting and spending the SSL money is governed by a Ministerial Direction, which is circulated to tertiary institutions by the New Zealand Government's Minister of Education. The Ministerial Direction provides students with further information about Massey’s use of the levy under designated service categories. The University places importance on encouraging a strong student voice. To achieve this we consult widely to seek feedback from students as to where they think the priorities are for the spending of the Student Services Levy prior to approval of the annual SSL budget. We achieve this by:
New Zealand Government's Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has produced a compulsory student services fees guide. This document outlines ways for tertiary institutions to comply with the Ministerial Direction.
The University is required to report the SSL income and expenditure in its annual accounts, and the relevant section covering the compulsory student services fees is in the University’s Annual Report (2019 page 112). Any SSL surplus is carried forward to the following year to be used solely for the provision of student services.
Internal students were encouraged to share their views during July/August 2019 through roving interactive feedback boards on each campus. They voted by placing up to 10 sticky dots on the areas they felt were of most value to supporting their success. The feedback boards were rotated around student central areas on all campuses with Student Services team members, in collaboration with students, manning the boards to personally engage and explain the process and encourage productive conversations. 1,901 dots were placed by internal students on boards roving around Auckland, Manawatū and Wellington campuses.
Distance students were emailed in August 2019 with a link to an online survey asking for their opinion on how they would like to see the compulsory Student Services Levy allocated to the services listed. 532 responses to the online survey were received from Distance students voicing their opinion.
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Last updated on Wednesday 12 August 2020