Extramurally Yours

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata he tangata he tangata!
What is the most important thing in the world? The people, the people, the people!

Distance Advocacy

Kia ora and welcome to Summer School 2016/2017. My name is Katheryn Margaret Pascoe and I am your Distance Advocate. I am here to provide support with getting your study on track, grade disputes, exploring impaired performance applications and more. Based out of MUSA, this is a confidential, free and independent service. Distance Advocacy also has a Youtube channel. Check it out for information on raising course concerns, financial hardship and the service! Each newsletter contains different information so check out our previous editions.

Need a wall planner for the semester? Email me your details and I can post one to you, numbers are limited so be in quick. Distance.advocacy@musa.org.nz

Distance Volunteer Network (DVAs)

Based out of the Distance Advocacy services is an enthusiastic, passionate and friendly team of volunteers who deliver local support to distance students and help develop a sense of community through regional events such as coffee catch ups or post exam celebrations. This team is a wealth of knowledge and are experienced distance students themselves. For more about the team check out www.massey.ac.nz/dva

Keen to join the team? Please email distance.advocacy@musa.org.nz for a role description and application form or just to have a chat about the role. This is a great opportunity to build networks with fellow distance students, contribute to the success of others and even get some extra experience for the CV. We currently have positions vacant in Northland, Taranaki, Waikato/Hamilton, Bay of Plenty and Christchurch but happy to hear from you even if you are outside of these areas.

Disability Services for Distance Students

Do you manage a health or disability issue? Are you worried about how this might affect your studies? Disability Services is here to help.

Sometimes just talking through the issues with someone who understands can throw up pathways and answers that you hadn’t fully considered previously. Disability Services offers a flexible and responsive service that is focused on your individual needs. Some of the ways we can help are:

  • Making sure your study resources are accessible
  • Arranging support for contact courses
  • Setting up alternative arrangements for your tests and exams
  • Helping you discuss your needs with lecturers

We are always happy to hear from any student and we strive to offer the best possible advice and service to support students to achieve their study goals. To find out more, get in touch with one of our advisors, or complete our registration form with supporting information and we will contact you.

Academic Advice

At Massey, we have a dedicated team of Advisors who specialise in providing Academic Advice for your chosen programme of study. Our Advice teams are situated on all three campuses and will happily make an appointment for you to either come in for a chat, or we can phone, skype or email you. We welcome your questions and please keep us in mind if you would like some help with your Course and planning.

If you would like to drop in and make an appointment you can find us at:

Auckland Campus
Campus Information Services
Quad A, Level 1
Massey University

Manawatu Campus
Campus Information Services
Registry Level 2
Massey University

Wellington Campus
Student Central
Pyramid/Atrium
Massey University

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  • Our LinkedIn Group connects you to other Massey students , alumni and a wealth of useful information
  • Check out the LinkedIn 101 and 201 tutorials which can be accessed under the ‘LinkedIn’ tag in the ‘Resources’ section of Massey CareerHub.

Whether you are seeking your first role, a career change or are simply keen to expand your knowledge-base we can help you to make the most of LinkedIn. For further information contact one of the Massey Careers team via: careersupport@massey.ac.nz

BASE+: Supporting Bachelor of Arts students

Alongside the BA redevelopment, this year the Bachelor of Arts Student Engagement (BASE+) initiative was establish to actively support first-year students undertaking a Bachelor of Arts degree. We are committed to being student-centred and we aim to bridge the divide between academic and personal development in the most realistic, holistic and accessible way possible.

This has been a year of establishment and finding our feet. You may have noticed the development of the BASE Stream site in semester two, as well as regular posts of events, encouragement and links to resources on the BASE@Massey Facebook group.

With the establishment of a BASE common room on Manawatu campus, plans to develop a BASE+ common room in Albany, as well as initiatives to incorporate distance students into our events and discussions, we aim to build a supportive community amongst students.

Earlier this semester, BASE+ held a Stress Protect week of events and discussions regarding stress. As a result, students created a short video where they answered three questions; what stresses them, what stress looks like for them and how they manage stress. Have a look at it and think about how you respond to stress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwtnCCGJXa0.

You can contact the BASE+ team with any questions or concerns at base@massey.ac.nz.