The Association of Students at UCOL (AS@U) is your student union and its offices are in The Gap Arcade, King Street, Palmerston North. The Student President can be contacted at and is based in Palmerston North. AS@U also has representatives on each campus.


AS@U provides advocacy and representation for students at UCOL and on a national level. The Student Union also organizes fun events and initiatives that you can get involved with. Check out AS@U at Facebook.


All students enrolled at UCOL automatically become AS@U members and have access to a range of services including:

  • Free local calls and scanning
  • Laminating, printing, and stapling
  • Student job opportunities (Student Job Search)
  • Student leadership opportunities
  • Locker hire and microwaves
  • Hardship, foodbank, and advice on other related issues
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Monthly forums for student engagement and initiatives
  • Relevant awareness campaigns for students
  • Annual wall planner
  • Competitions


V@ult Shop

The AS@U office shop has a range of stationary, Gordon Harris art supplies, nursing equipment and snack food items available for purchase.


AS@U Volunteers

Become a volunteer for the students and reap the benefits! As a volunteer, students can receive:​

  • An invitation to the annual volunteer’s appreciation function with food and awards
  • A written reference
  • Skills for future employment
  • Opportunities to liaise with UCOL staff and stakeholders


Contact AS@U

There are lots of ways our students can connect with AS@U; call 0800 GO UCOL and ask for the Student Association, or pop in to see them in The Gap, Shop 10 / 101 Broadway Ave Palmerston North 4410. The Student President is also available via email