Whiringa-ā-rangi - November - 2017

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!


EXMSS

Position Vacant - Administrative Assistant
EXMSS needs an admin assistant. If you are computer-savvy with customer service skills, and can do 10 hours a week, this could be for you.

Committee Elections
Several EXMSS Committee positions are coming vacant, and begin from January 2018. Great opportunity to enrich your CV with governance experience.

EXMSS AGM
28 November 2017, 8pm-9pm via Adobe Connect. Please check you are a member, and join by 7:30pm.

Distance Study Scholarships
The 2017 round of EXMSS Distance Study Scholarships is starting soon. All distance students can apply. There is a short application window, so be in quick.

New Student Portal
University Senior Management want to hear your experiences with the new student enrolment portal. Good feedback, bad feedback, everything in between - please have your say https://goo.gl/forms/N28WYWVZLBWtZ6bw1

For more info check out the Extramural Students Facebook group or exmss.org


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 Summer School, sessions are on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12 noon.

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

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


Distance Advocacy

Kia ora. My name is Katheryn Margaret Pascoe and I am your Distance Advocate. I can provide one-to-one support to overcome hurdles during your tertiary study such as making a complaint, grade disputes, plagiarism concerns, financial hardship, and much more. Based at MUSA, this is a confidential, free and independent service. You can contact me via email distance.advocacy@musa.org.nz or 06 356 9099 extn 86180


Wall planners

If you are heading into Summer School, it is important to remember to plan ahead. With Christmas, New Year, employment and family commitments throughout, it is important to map out your study. If you would like to order a free wall planner please email me directly, distance.advocacy@musa.org.nz with your postal address and I will send one out to you. Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui!


Radio Control

Radio Control 99.4FM is Palmerston North’s very own student alternative radio station; situated on campus, broadcasting across the city and streaming worldwide!

With a diverse range of music, and equally diverse group of volunteer hosts, it's the strange, crazy, scary, new and exciting experience that compliments your university life. You can listen online at radiocontrol.org.nz, via our free Radio Control App, or by tuning in to 99.4FM in the Palmerston North area.

If you like the sound of Control and want to get involved, or just want to find out more, you can get hold of the Station Manager, Michael on manager@radiocontrol.org.nz


Meet other distance students

The Distance Volunteer Network is hosting several get togethers to rejoice in surviving Semester Two exams and to kick start Summer School.

If you are interested in networking with other distance students in your region, check out the details below. Keen but there isn’t currently an event happening in your area? Check to see if there is a volunteer in your region or consider joining the team by emailing distance.advocacy@musa.org.nz

Westcoast
J’s Café, 160 Palmerston St, Westport
Saturday 25th November, 10am
RSVP preferable to jamilyanderson@gmail.com

Franklin and South Auckland Coffee Catch up
25th November, 2pm.
Red Shed Palazzo, 64 Jesmond Rd, Karaka
RSVP through the Massey Franklin Distance Students Facebook group.
Snacks and wall planners available.


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