Your Student Voice

Student events and communications

Want to know what events are happening on campus? Want to put on an event? Want to let people know about an event? Then get in touch with our student events and communications coordinator. 

Our student events and communications coordinator works closely with students, including the Student Council and Student Connection, and other student groups, as well as with the student support services team. If you have a message or event that you want staff and students to know about, or if you want to know what is happening on campus, then book an appointment at the Student Helpdesks to meet with the student events and communications coordinator.

Clubs and sports

Our campuses are surrounded by well-kept grounds that are perfect for playing touch, rugby, football, cricket, hockey - you name it we can do it! If you and your peers want to come together to start a sports team, get in touch with our student events and communications coordinator. We also host events such as the Shield Games and send teams to sports events with other polytechnics and universities, so keep an eye out for these throughout the year.

We also have plenty of spaces available for club meetings. Get in touch with the student event and communications coordinator via the Student Helpdesks to book these spaces and form our clubs! If the idea of starting a club on your own is a bit daunting, you can chat to the Student Connection or the Student Council, who can support you and point you in the right direction.

LEAP

Leadership – Employability – Action - Participation

We invite new and returning students to join LEAP, our Student Leadership programme, aimed at enhancing students’ leadership skills, employability options and connecting with the local community. This programme is a flexible extra-curricular activity that is completed around classes and your own schedule. LEAP has been developed to support students to become more community minded and work-ready. In order to successfully complete LEAP, students need to complete at least 20 hours of voluntary work experience both on and off campus during their time with us. Following completion of the programme you will gain a certificate marking your achievement.

Keep an eye out for advertising on campus when applications for 2019 open, contact the Student Helpdesks or follow LEAP on Facebook.

 

Rainbow Rendezvous

Rainbow Rendezvous is a social, educational, safe support network for all LGBTQIA+ students and staff.  We extend this support to all those in your circle: allies, friends, family, whānau and ‘aiga.  Rainbow Rendezvous is connected with a number of external agencies who we work with to provide appropriate support, networking and referrals. Find us on Facebook or through the Student Helpdesks.

 

Student Voice representatives

Each class is required to elect a Student Voice representative, to be the communication link between students and WelTec and Whitireia. Once elected the tutor will advise the Student Voice rep’s contact details to the student advocate, who will arrange training and support, and meet regularly with their tutor or programme manager. Reps provide information to fellow classmates, bring ideas and issues of concern on behalf of the class to the attention of the Student Advocates and Student Council. They act as an important point of contact for both students and staff. For more information, visit the Student Helpdesks or Student Hub at Porirua Campus.

Student Council/Student Connection

Our Student Council (Whitireia) or Student Connection (WelTec) are established student representative bodies, which ensure that important student matters are voiced and considered. Run by students for students, the Student Council/Connection facilitates opportunities which champion the student voice and enhance student life and learning. Members are elected annually by their peers, with the aim of representing student interests across a wide range of our student population.

Student contribution

There are a number of boards and committees which have student representative as part of their terms of references. These opportunities will be advertised by time to time, or made available by your Student Council/Connection.

Tell us what you think

Throughout your studies we would like to hear your views and opinions on what is happening. We will email to your account survey invitations to tell us about the first few weeks, then later your tutors and coursework, then towards the end, the programme/year in review. Once you’ve graduated, we are keen to hear from our graduates about the value of your studies to your new career or further study. We encourage you to complete these surveys as your feedback and evaluation allows us to continuously improve our services and your learning experiences.

We welcome informal feedback - positive or negative – at any time throughout the year. See the Student Helpdesks