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STUDENT REPRESENTATION AT MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY

When you choose Memorial University you also become a member of Memorial University of Newfoundland Students’ Union (MUNSU). MUNSU is the official voice of students and works on their behalf to enhance the campus and the community. One of the things MUNSU is widely known for is their efforts to increase the accessibility of post-secondary education by working to maintain the provincial tuition fee freeze, improve student financial aid, and promote diversity. This work helps to ensure that we can continue to offer students a high quality education at an affordable rate.

MUNSU is there to help students with a range of concerns, including:

  • academic issues;
  • housing concerns (on campus or off campus);
  • legal aid when you need legal advice;
  • non-academic complaints;
  • representation on university committees;
  • Student Code of Conduct charges;
  • student financial assistance;
  • any unforeseen situations for which students need help.

MUNSU is quite different from your typical high school council. It runs a number of enterprises/services including:

  • The Attic – Convenience and Copy Centre;
  • The Breezeway – student-owned and operated bar, open to students 19+ or for any student during all ages events;
  • CHMR-FM city-wide radio station;
  • Health and dental insurance;
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and Studentsaver;
  • SafeDrive;
  • WalkSafe.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED IN STUDENT COUNCIL?

Never participated in your high school council? Don’t worry; there are many ways to get involved. If you’re interested in seeking election to the Board of Directors you can run for one of the 42 positions either as an executive, director at large, constituency rep or a faculty or school rep.

If you’re not interested in running for the Board of Directors yourself, you can still attend meetings and get involved with any of the campaigns and initiatives of the Students’ Union, or enjoy the services that MUNSU offers. Among these services are the 7 Resource Centres, which serve as peer resource and support centres mandated to challenge oppression and discrimination on campus. MUNSU also maintains the Student Volunteer Bureau; provides funding for the Campus Food Bank; supports individual students’ and group projects through special grants; recognizes student success with annual scholarships; and officially recognizes student-led clubs and societies that offer a diverse range of academic and extracurricular interests.

CO-CURRICULAR RECORD

Your Students’ Union involvement while attending Memorial can be put on your Co-Curricular Record. Memorial’s Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is an official document that highlights and verifies the out-of- class learning and involvement of students at Memorial. The CCR was developed to support and recognize student engagement in qualifying campus activities and serves as a companion piece to the academic transcript, résumé and as an artifact in the ePortfolio. Non- credit courses and certificates, scholarships and awards, volunteer experience and work experience can all be included on your CCR.



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