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Learning Support

We offer a wide range of learning support options to all our students, whether they are based on campus or studying with us online.

You can access our services via the experienced Learning Advisors in the Learning, Teaching and Library team, who provide support in key areas, including: 

  • Effective learning 
  • Academic writing 
  • English language for academic study 
  • Information literacy 
  • Mathematics and statistics (undergraduate)
  • Postgraduate statistics
  • Thesis and dissertation research and writing.

Support available

Accessing our support

Learning support comes in many shapes and sizes, depending on the nature of the assistance you require. Our services are available face-to-face and online. 

Learning, Teaching and Library

The LTL website provides access to a host of online resources. For instance, you can:  

The Postgraduate Toolbox (PDF) provides postgraduate students with a wide array of resources and support. It is a programme that focuses on professional development in academic, research, communication, employability, and personal skills that are very important to know about while completing your studies.   

Skills for Success programme

The Skills for Success programme is designed for students from the Diploma of University Studies and will help to ensure that you reach your full potential with personalised support in a range of areas. 

  • Receive tutoring in academic writing and reading, maths and statistics, science, business and economics and Māori studies. 
  • Develop study skills so that you can make the most of your time, decide what to focus on first and discover which learning strategies work best for you. 
  • Get help with assignments and learn what is expected, discover how to break large tasks into more manageable chunks and understand how your assignments are graded. 
  • Receive general guidance including course advice, becoming familiar with university processes and knowing where to find information and other resources. 

Peer-assisted study sessions (PASS)  

Peer-assisted study sessions are voluntary revision meetings associated with our core first year courses. They're facilitated by students (called PASS leaders) who have successfully completed the course.  

PASS leaders do not reteach content, but are trained to plan and facilitate activities that help you to find answers yourself.  

The sessions provide a fun and informal peer-led study environment.    

On-campus support

Drop in to L003 (Ground Floor, Ivey Hall) Monday-Friday 10.30-11.30am or any other designated times to meet and chat with a Learning Advisor. 

Off-campus/online support

Make an appointment to chat face-to-face or online via Zoom to a Learning Advisor.

Support for Māori and Pasifika students

The Learning Advisors work closely with the Māori and Pasifika team to provide learning support for Māori and Pasifika students. In addition to the variety of services described above, we can tailor workshops and appointments to your needs, including offering sessions in Te Whare.  

Support for international students

Apart from the many services described above, we can offer sessions tailored to meet the needs of international students, whether you have just arrived on campus, have been studying with us for some time, or are beginning online study. The Learning Advisors work closely with the International Advisors to help you to succeed.