Clubs and societies
Getting involved with student organisations and extra-curricular activities is a great way to expand your social networks and have fun, and can make you more employable.
AIESEC is the world’s largest student-run organisation, with more than 35,000 members, in over 100 countries. It focuses on providing a platform for youth leadership development and offers young people the opportunity to be global citizens.
To find out about our leadership and overseas exchange/internship opportunities, visit AIESEC.
Auckland Land Economics Society (ALES)
ALES promotes interaction and networking between property students, academic staff and property professionals. A number of events are held throughout the year including speed networking evenings, mentoring programmes, property case competitions, women in property events, and the annual property end-of-year function.
Auckland University Commerce Students Association (AUCSA)
The AUCSA is the official representative body of University of Auckland Business School students. AUCSA offers a channel for you to contribute suggestions to the Business School through class representatives and AUCSA executive members. AUCSA organises corporate forums where you can gain valuable contacts and networking skills, as well as a range of fun social activities.
Beta Alpha Psi – Auckland Chapter (BAP)
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an international honours organisation for accounting, finance and information systems students and professionals. BAP recognises academic and professional excellence and complements members’ formal education by providing self-development opportunities and networking among students, faculty and professionals.
Visit the Beta Alpha Psi - Auckland website.
Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma is an International Honour Society that recognises the highest achieving students in AACSB accredited business programmes. The organisation began in the United States and is now truly global with a membership exceeding 520,000.
Visit the Beta Gamma Sigma website.
Commerce Association Pacific and Māori (CAPM)
CAPM is a club for undergraduate and postgraduate Māori and Pacific Business students. It organises social and cultural activities plus a range of networking events all year round with industry contacts. The club offers a stimulating environment to exchange ideas and lots of opportunity to apply business theory into practice.
The University of Auckland Economics Group is a student run organisation for individuals who are interested in furthering their knowledge and understanding of economics. It provides a platform and structure for like-minded individuals to meet and interact, through weekly discussion sessions and guest speaker events. Send us an email at email@example.com.
Visit the Economics Group Facebook page.
Impact Consulting Group (ICG)
ICG is a student-led, non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering students in creating real, tangible social impact. Our members collaboratively provide pro-bono consulting services to social enterprises and organisations in the financial inclusion space, delivering impact where it is needed most.
Visit the Impact Consulting Group website.
Management Consulting Club (MCC)
MCC prepares students for the business world. It is one of the largest clubs on campus and engages students in team-based business competitions, delivering 13 local and national events each year. The club has been awarded the Dean’s Award for being an outstanding student organisation. The Management Consulting Club acts as a selection trial for the Business School case competition squads.
Visit the Management Consulting Club website.
MIND (Marketing, Innovation, Networking and Design)
MIND's tagline is "Making Marketing Meaningful". It delivers opportunities for all students to network with marketing professionals and participate in value-add events that engage, inform and develop students in the world of marketing outside the classroom. MIND aims to connect students with industry through innovation, networking, education, events and access to opportunities. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the MIND Facebook page.
Rainbow Business is a student-led association united in creating social and advocacy opportunities for LGBTI business students. Join us to establish a stronger presence and involvement of the LGBTI community at the Business School, as well as reduce prejudice and pre-conceptions of the LGBTI community in the wider business community.
We're always looking for new members to join! For more information and to take part in the Rainbow community, contact us:
The University of Auckland Equity Office offers a range of initiatives aimed at providing support for LGBTI students and staff, see LGBTI students and staff.
SavY aims to promote good financial habits in all youth regardless of their backgrounds or their aspirations in life. The club believes that good financial habits should be promoted alongside other life skills delivered in schools, and conducts workshops in high schools around Auckland. SavY hopes to initiate a change in attitudes so that financial literacy is viewed more as a habit than a skill.
Visit the SavY website.
Social Innovation: University of Auckland (SINZ)
Social Innovation: University of Auckland is a platform for students to discuss and proactively solve pressing issues in the community through social enterprise. Throughout the year we run case competitions, provide social enterprise internship opportunities and fund student social enterprise ideas through our annual Kickstart competition.
Velocity is the University of Auckland entrepreneurship programme. It unleashes potential, giving momentum to people, innovation and ideas. We empower students and staff by developing your entrepreneurial mindset so you can solve social and environmental problems, power industry as employees, and start ventures based on your research, studies or simply as a result of creative thinking. Previously known as Spark, the programme has helped to launch more than 120 start-up ventures that have attracted $200 million in investment and created more than 460 jobs.
Visit the Velocity website.
If you have ever been petrified of speaking in front of an audience, you are not alone. Toastmasters has become a world leader in helping people become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience. There are three different Toastmasters groups operating in the Business School:
- Biztalk – meeting Monday evenings
Visit the Biztalk Toastmasters Facebook page.
- Varsity – meeting Wednesday evenings
Visit the Varsity Toastmasters Facebook page.
Visit the Toastmasters website.
University of Auckland Investment Club (UAIC)
The UAIC gets students involved in and excited about investing. The club hosts workshops and events with high-profile guest speakers from finance and banking. You can put your knowledge to use through managing a real-life fund invested in the New Zealand and Australian markets, with any profits going to charity.
UN Youth on Campus
UN Youth aspires to help its members become global citizens. Through its United Nations and International Relations based conferences, UN Youth hopes to foster organisation skills, negotiation, compassion, and help students meet other like-minded individuals, within the university. Connect with us on the UN Youth AKL Facebook page.
Visit the UN Youth New Zealand website.
Other University clubs
A directory of all student clubs at the University of Auckland, from the Acappella Chorus to the Zumba Fitness Club, can be found at Clubs, societies and associations.
For more information about clubs and extracurricular activities please contact:
Student Development Advisor