MUSA Distance Advocate, Izzy Mickleson, reaches extramural students all over the country and overseas via phone, email, Facebook, Skype; however possible!
Izzy Mickleson, Distance Advocate
If you are facing a challenge, big or small, during your tertiary journey, this is who you should reach out to. The service is free, professional and independent from Massey University. Whether it be academic grievances, financial hardship or just someone to chat to - Izzy is able to support you in a range of ways, such as attending meetings or utilising phone conferences; the aim is to reduce the barriers studying by distance can cause.
Distance advocacy also has a great bunch of volunteers based around the country who host events for you to be able to meet other local distance students.
Each semester, the Distance Advocacy service produces a newsletter, known as Extramurally Yours, that is emailed out to all enrolled distance students. This contains recent information on useful services, competitions and opportunities. If you ever miss an edition you can browse our newsletter archives.