Poutū-te-rangi - March - 2018

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 Food Grants

We understand how financially challenging being a student is, and want to help you survive!

This semester the MUSA Distance Advocacy service is launching a food grant system. Current Massey University distance students residing in New Zealand are able to apply for a food grant for essential items during times of financial hardship. The food grant is assessed on individual circumstances and can be granted up to the value of $50 NZD. Successful applications will be processed through Countdown’s Click and Collect service by the MUSA Distance Advocate.

You can apply for up to two food grants per academic year. Talk to our distance advocate for more information and check out our website for more information on financial hardship.

Distance Volunteer Network

Breaking down the isolation that can come with distance study. Our network is made up of experienced and passionate distance students who are keen to be a regional point of contact to answer your queries about surviving contact workshops, where to park at the exam venue or tried and true study tips. Check out if we have a volunteer in your area. If not, you can apply to join the team yourself. Contact our Distance Advocate to talk further.

Distance Volunteer Regional Events

Wellington Regional Distance Students Catch Up
Come to network with other distance students in the region, meet your local distance volunteer, enjoy a drink on us and pick up some free study materials.
Saturday 10th March, at 1.30pm Seashore Cabaret, Petone, Wellington
RSVP: to distance.advocacy@musa.org.nz

Central Auckland Distance Students Catch up
Come along and meet other students in the region, get to know your volunteer and the Distance Advocate.
Drinks and nibbles provided.
Sunday 11th March 10:30 at Beast and Butterflies, 192-200 Quay st.
RSVP to: Massey Uni Auckland City Distnace Students facebook group or email distance.advocacy@musa.org.nz

Campus Tour

The distance advocacy service has been working alongside our amazing designer at MUSA to produce a basic tour of the Massey University Manawatū campus to help you prepare for up and coming contact workshops.

This short clip will show you where to park on campus, where to catch buses from, hot spots to relax and grab a coffee, how to find the library and much more!

National Centre for Teaching and Learning

Academic Q & A

Ask our consultants questions about academic writing, references or study techniques. You can find the Q & A forum on your Stream page here: http://stream.massey.ac.nz/mod/forum/view.php?id=169

Assignment Planning Calculator

This online tool is great for keeping on top of your assignment deadlines. Just enter your assignment due date into the calculator and it will provide you with a timeline for planning, writing and revising your assignment, as well as useful links to other academic sources. Go to: http://owll.massey.ac.nz/index.php

APA Interactive

Confused or just fed up with not getting your references right? APA Interactive is an online interactive tool that lets you see how your references should look both in-text and in a reference list. Go to: http://owll.massey.ac.nz/index.php

Massive Magazine

Extramural students! Have you heard of Massive magazine? Massive is an independent media platform for Massey University students. A number of extramural students already contribute to Massive but Massive wants more!

By contributing to Massive, you can make sure that your voice is heard. Massive is interested in any student that would like to contribute news stories, feature articles, reviews and a whole lot more. If you are interested in contributing, email the editor at editor@massivemagazine.org.nz.

If you would like to read Massive, you can pick up a copy on all three campuses, like us on Facebook, or read every issue online.

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