About Us

Meet Shelley

Shelley Cooper
Student Engagement Officer.

My name is Shelley Cooper, and I am the new Student Engagement Officer for Younited. Hawkes Bay born and bred, I have a real passion for the region.

For the past six years I have worked as a Teacher Aide at Arthur Miller School. During my time there my duties included front office support, First Aid and student support at sports events and classroom support to Teachers at all levels.

My role will encompass budgeting advice, advice with Studylink and general advocacy for you all while you are studying at EIT. I really enjoy working with students to allow them to achieve their full potential, and can’t wait to see you all around campus

Hawke’s Bay Staff

Mary Holster-Tocker
Administration & Events Co-ordinator

Everybody knows Mary. She’s been the face of the office for over 10 years. Mary and her husband (the infamous Mr. X) have been here for early morning breakfasts during O week and exam weeks, and put together the lunchtime feeds that you all have come to enjoy. Mary does much more than that, but you’ll have to ask her for her secrets to getting it all done.

Tairawhiti Staff

Julie Walker

Tairawhiti Student Advocate

My name is Julie Walker I am the new Younited student advocate for Tairawhiti. I have been working in education for nine years working with students with learning difficulties or disabilities. I am outgoing enjoy dancing and teach Lesmills Bodyjam which is so much fun.  I am here Monday to Friday to help Students with any Academic grievances study link or enrollment issues or any concerns affecting your studies at EIT, and is always kept confidential.

I am here to provide support to help students overcome any challenges big or small that they might be having during their tertiary journey.

To help balance and succeed Younited provides recreational activities and a variety of events to cater for a wide range of cultures, age groups and interests of the student body.

Your Board 2020

Younited Students’ Association has a Governing Board who meet once a month to discuss topical issues focusing on student advocacy as well as presenting monthly report updates from the General Manager and Treasurer.
The elected Younited Governance Board is made up of the President, two Vice Presidents and six Internal Board Members who are all current EIT students. They also have two External Board Members who hold reputable business background experience. They are all responsible for determining decisions according to the constitution and defining student political outcomes for the betterment of all students whilst in tertiary education.
During mid-year Younited Students’ Association run an election where interested students can apply and get nominated by the student body. This is through a democratic process where successful candidates get announced at a dinner event.

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