How to have your say
Online Referenda and Student Forums
Online referenda are one of the many ways you can have your say through OUSA. Whether it's about university policy or a wider issue, you can change OUSA's stance.
Online referenda are used to guide OUSA policy; it's a direct online vote allowing every University of Otago student to have their say.
Student forums provide an opportunity for students to discuss the questions that will be in the Online Rerenda. You can also submit your own questions/motions for online referenda. For example, if you think OUSA should support or oppose the Stadium, you can submit a referendum question so that students can have a say.
How to Move a motion
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or refer to the OUSA Consitution.
Next Student Forum: To be confirmed
Next Online Referenda: To be confirmed
CommitteesCommittees are a great way for you to get involved - both in making policy and in helping OUSA reach out to students. There are a wide range of committees that need all sorts of different skills so there's always one for your interests and talents.
|Presidents' Committee (aka Power Lunch)||Welfare Committee||Scarfie Committee|
|Education Committee||Environmental Committee||International Committee|
|Events Committee||Colleges/Fresher Committee|
We want to make sure that OUSA provides the best possible service and value to students so we'll be looking at the way we do things all the time to see how we can do better. Keep an eye out on the OUSA website, facebook and Critic to see what we're looking for feedback on.
The class representative system is an avenue for encouraging communication and consultation between staff and students. Class Reps help to resolve issues that affect the entire class (or many students) and give students the chance to give both positive and negative feedback on their courses.
How to become a Class Rep
Your lecturer should ask for Class Rep volunteers at the beginning of each semester and then pass on your details to the Class Rep Coordinator at the OUSA Student Support Centre. OUSA also organises a training session for all new Class Reps each semester.