Student associations and clubs

Find out about student associations, services and clubs including the Education and Social Work Student Association, the Postgraduate Students’ Association and more.

The Education and Social Work Student Association (ESSA)

Run by students for students, the Education and Social Work Student Association provides services and events that cater for the needs and interests of students, and helps develop a culture and community within the faculty.

Student representation

A class rep is a student volunteer who represents the interests of students to the lecturers in charge of their courses.

They provide an important link between students and staff in a department; providing feedback on the courses and any concerns that students raise.

Class reps also communicate with the class and are available to hear students’ concerns about courses, to help them directly or suggest where they could go for help.

To find out who your class rep is, or how to become one, contact the Auckland University Students' Association (AUSA).

The Postgraduate Students’ Association

PGSA is an incorporated society dedicated to strengthening the postgraduate community at the University.

We create and foster a sense of identity and community for all postgraduate students at the University of Auckland and provide an effective voice promoting the distinct and unique academic, professional and social interest of postgraduates within the University and the wider community.

To achieve this we run social events such as the postgraduate orientation and end-of-semester parties.

Rainbow EDSW

The Rainbow Network at the Faculty of Education and Social Work provides social and networking opportunities, services and events for LGBTQIT+ students.

University-wide clubs and societies

With over 200 clubs, societies and associations at the University of Auckland, there's a club for everyone.