Student Society’s Work to Help All Students

Press Release – Massey University Extramural Students Society

Massey University’s Extramural Students’ Society (EXMSS) has negotiated discounted shuttle services between Palmerston North’s transport hubs and Massey’s Manawatu campuses. All Massey students will get discounted rates, with members of EXMSS getting …Student Society’s Work to Help All Students

Massey University’s Extramural Students’ Society (EXMSS) has negotiated discounted shuttle services between Palmerston North’s transport hubs and Massey’s Manawatu campuses. All Massey students will get discounted rates, with members of EXMSS getting a further subsidy.

“EXMSS is committed to improving the support and conditions for all students,” says Ralph Springett, President of EXMSS. “Our focus will be on our members but there will be spin-offs for all students.”

In the new voluntary membership environment EXMSS intends to open its membership beyond Massey University students. EXMSS will lobby for change to the direction of the Government’s Tertiary Education Strategy which focuses on school-leavers studying internally.

“Anyone who supports distance and part time study, especially for second chance learners should join EXMSS,” says Mr Springett. “The more support we get the stronger our voice will be.”

As well as negotiating benefits for students and members, EXMSS will provide a personal and fully independent advocacy service, and keep distance and part time students informed about regulation changes.

With voluntary membership EXMSS sees itself as a stronger lobby group. “Distance, part time and adult students are getting a raw deal from the Government. We don’t need thousands of young graduates that go offshore to find work, we need to up-skill our existing workforce,” says Mr Springett.

Full details of the transport subsidy can be found at www.exmss.org

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