NZ Union of Students Associations (NZUSA)

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations advocates for the common and collective concerns of tertiary students in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We believe everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand should have access to a universal, accessible tertiary education system ready to support their dreams whether they choose university, polytechnic or trades training.

We believe education is empowering, enlightening and liberating for individuals and our society. Education is inherently good for Aotearoa New Zealand and crucial to the strength, cohesion and advancement of our communities and democracy. NZUSA believes that tertiary education should be a right and not a privilege, and therefore, advocates for equal access and opportunity for all.

We are proudly owned by students’ associations from universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics around the country. We act as the voice of 400,000 students across Aotearoa New Zealand.