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!

A Note from EXMSS


We are Exmss, your Extramural Student Association, here to support you and make sure that the voice of distance students is heard throughout the University.

We have been working hard and have created a form for course feedback here. This means you can now give us your feedback online about your courses.

We also provide services such as subsidised shuttles, which are available to distance students and subsidise your travel to and from the airport by $10 for Palmy, $9 for Welly, $20 for Albany.

To book a shuttle please follow the following link here.

Exmss is also there to provide prompt peer support to students online, by listening, or linking you with the right services. We know studying by distance can be hard and we would like to know how we can support your distance studies. Contact us by online form: https://exmss.org/support.html or email: support@exmss.org.nz.

Exmss executive, https://www.facebook.com/groups/exmss.official/


Our Distance Volunteer Network is a group of experienced distance students based across New Zealand including Hamilton, Hawkes Bay and the West Coast. We even have a member in Sydney Australia! We all know how stressful and isolating distance study can be and the volunteers are here to provide student-to-student support through local get togethers and networking opportunities. They can also share information about their key study tips and other available services. Many have local Facebook groups to connect with other students and promote upcoming events in the area, check them out here.

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

Academic Support: Online Workshops

Learn how to:

  • Write an essay
  • Reference
  • Manage your time
  • And more...

StudyUp is an online workshop series designed to help enhance students’ writing and study skills, including time management, strategic reading, assignment, and essay writing, and referencing.

The series has recently been updated and is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

During semester 2, sessions are on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30am, 12pm, and 7pm.

Students can watch and/or participate in these half hour online sessions at https://connect.massey.ac.nz/studyupktg/

StudyUp Postgraduate: This online workshop series focuses on postgraduate study skills, including research proposals, literature reviews, and thesis writing. Sessions are on Thursdays at 7pm.

If you have any questions about the series please contact ctlman@massey.ac.nz

Gives You more books!

If the book you want is not held by Massey University Library OR all copies are on loan you may be able to request it from another library.

Gives you access to over 7 million items from a number of Australian Universities and one other New Zealand University.

The service is free and available to students and staff of Massey University in New Zealand. Request through the catalogue and click on the logo.

For further information, or any queries, contact: 0800MASSEY (627739) or email library@massey.ac.nz

Distance Advocacy

Welcome to Semester Two! Extramurally Yours is here to keep you informed on what is happening in the distance community and services available to you. You can also link in to our social media by clicking the links at the bottom of this email. My name is Katheryn Margaret Pascoe and I am the Distance Advocate. I am here to provide information and support to students to overcome a range of challenges that may arise during the tertiary journey. This can include academic grievances and course concerns, impaired performance applications, fee appeals and wellbeing concerns. You can contact me through distance.advocacy@musa.org.nz or 06 356 9099 extn 86180.

All the best for the semester ahead!

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