Organisations and Associations
The University of Waikato is a diverse organisation shaped by our history, partnerships with Māori, community, geography, international connectedness and from our passion for knowledge and the pursuit of excellence. At Waikato, we believe tertiary education is not a short-term activity but rather a lifelong link between students, graduates, staff and their University.
The organisations within the University are part of what makes us so distinctive, and are key to providing a full and dynamic university experience. Staff in the Alumni area play key roles in providing a social network for graduates of the University and in recognising the achievements of Waikato graduates. Waikato Students' Union Incorporated has been representing the interests of its members since 1977. With more than 10,000 members, WSU has significant bargaining power in University matters.
All WSU services are available to all students of the University of Waikato. WSU represents the student voice on general student matters but there are other students' associations that deal with more specific aspects of student life.
The University of Waikato strongly values its alumni and is keen to remained connected with all graduates. Responsibility for ongoing connection between the University and alumni sits with University’s External Engagement in the Communications, Marketing and Engagement division.
University of Waikato Foundation
The University of Waikato Foundation - Te Pou Taunaki - has been established as an independent Charitable Trust, to support and resource the University of Waikato, to raise funds to help the University take new New Zealand ideas to the world.
Waikato Students' Union
Waikato Students’ Union Incorporated has been representing the interests of its members since 1977. With more than 10,000 members, WSU have significant bargaining power in University matters, and all WSU services are available to all students of the University of Waikato.
The University of Waikato Student Associations