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 Semester One 2017! My name is Katheryn Margaret Pascoe and I am your Distance Advocate. I can provide one-to-one support overcoming hurdles during your tertiary study such as making a complaint, grade disputes, academic misconduct/plagiarism concerns, financial hardship, Work and Income advocacy and much more. Based at MUSA, this is a confidential, free and independent service.

I also have a Youtube channel where you can find short clips explaining how to raise course concerns, do impaired performance applications and fee appeals! If you would like to talk, please do not hesitate to contact me distance.advocacy@musa.org.nz or phone 06 356 9099 extn 86180

Distance Volunteer Network

The Distance Volunteer Network is a group of experienced distance students based in regions across New Zealand. The volunteers provide student to student support and are keen to share information about services available to you, share their tried and true study tips, as well as hold local get-togethers to reduce the sense of isolation that can come with distance study.

No volunteer in your region? Contact distance.advocacy@musa.org.nz to jump on board the team for 2017.

Up-coming Events

West Coast-Greymouth:
Saturday 25th March 2pm. Columbus Coffee, Mitre 10, Waterwalk Rd, Greymouth.
Family friendly environment with a playground for the kids.
Take a well-deserved break from the intense first weeks of semester over a free coffee and slice. Take this chance to meet your local Distance Volunteer and others studying in your region.
RSVP to distance.advocacy@musa.org.nz

Saturday 18th March 2:30pm. Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington.
Come along to meet your local Distance Volunteer, the Distance Advocate and fellow distance students over a free coffee and nibbles. Study resources up for grabs.
RSVP to distance.advocacy@musa.org.nz

Thursday 9th March 11am. The Village Cafe, 1 Rothwell Lane, Whatawhata.
Come grab a free drink and take the opportunity to meet other distance students in your region including your local Distance Volunteer and Distance Advocate.
RSVP through the “Waikato Distance Students Massey University” Facebook group or email fcharlton@rocketmail.com

With more get togethers on their way across, keep an eye on the Massey University-Distance Students Facebook page.


Are you a Maori student at Massey, Palmerston North? Do you need academic support? New to the area and having trouble finding your way around? Visiting the Palmerston North campus for a contact course or just need something to throw in the social agenda? Manawatahi may be for you!

Manawatahi hosts weekly Hui-a-whanau for internal and extramural tauira to attend as an opportunity to network for academic, social and cultural support every Wednesday in Kaingarua (IPC Building); a space that is open 24/7 to utilise for such purposes. As well as weekly Hui-a-whanau, we host numerous annual events that promote Matauranga, Hauora and Tikanga Maori e.g. Sports Exchanges, Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori (Maori Language Week), Nga mahi o Te Taiao (Natural Expedition).

If you have any queries about how to get involved, or services we may be able to offer you, feel free to PM our Fb www.facebook.com/manawatahi/ or email us at manawatahi@live.com

Accommodation for distance students

Looking for a place to stay when you're on contact courses? We have short stay options available on campus at Massey Manawatu Halls!

Book your room at Massey Manawatu Halls and enjoy...

  • Waking up on campus just minutes from class.
  • Joining a great student community.
  • Access to awesome facilities including student lounges and fitness facilities.

The pricing starts at $50 per night for bed only, $60 per night for bed and breakfast and $75 per night for bed, breakfast and dinner

Want more info? Email campusliving@massey.ac.nz or call 06 350 5056.

Hurry, accommodation is limited, so book now!

Getting started

The Centre for Teaching and Learning offers a wide range of support for all students and has specialised assistance available for Distance students. An example of this is the pre-reading service where students can have their written assessments checked by a Learning Consultant before submitting them for marking. It does require some organisation, however, but it is worthwhile planning ahead!

For new students the Getting Started Stream site is proving a popular resource this year. If you are new and have not checked out the site you will find a wealth of information and interactive opportunities to help prepare you for study. Current students have been very involved in developing this Stream site and so there is a strong student voice throughout. We are open to your feedback and suggestions and look forward to your engagement.

If you have any questions at any time during your studies and are not sure where to go, email StudentSuccess@massey.ac.nz and we'll do our best to help.