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Massey University Information Evenings

Posted by John Ross on May 12, 2009

Our information evenings offer an opportunity for prospective students, parents and teachers to meet with academic staff.  They offer the chance to explore study options and career pathways.

Use this link to access the schedule of Information Evenings on our Albany (Auckland) campus for May 2009:

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John is on the road again…

Posted by John Ross on October 12, 2007

This blog is about Massey University in New Zealand – not least, because that’s where I work.

This post, on the other hand, is to tell you that we’re on tour.  If you’re a Massey student at the moment; if you’re thinking that you might want to become one or if you just want to chat to a (pretty) friendly face – that’ll be me of course – about courses or careers – and can get to where we’re going – come up and see us (sometime; make us smile…and other songs!)

We can help with, say:

  • planning your study
  • exploring career opportunities with your degree
  • assistance with the selection of papers
  • confirmation that you are on track to complete your qualification
  • clarification of degree or major regulations
  • exploration of possible postgraduate study options and
  • obtaining assistance with any other queries you may have.
  • There, that’s the shameless plug over.  Now, take a look at the schedule for Massey On Tour:

    http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/students/extramural/staying-on-track-evenings.cfm  

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    Studying Students

    Posted by John Ross on October 9, 2007

    Chances are you’ll know a student.  Indeed, if you’re reading this you might even be one!  Where does Massey get its students from though?

    In 2005, we had over thirty-nine thousand enrolled students of which in excess of nineteen-thousand were studying extramurally – i.e. at a distance.  Breaking these overall numbers down, almost four thousand were Maori – giving Massey the largest number of Maori students of any NZ university – and over nine thousand were studying at the postgraduate level.

    Our gender breakdown was 60% female, the rest – surprise, surprise male.  Almost thirty percent were aged 20 – 24 but around a quarter were aged forty or over.  Most of our students were drawn from the North Island but five percent were international students and three percent were New Zealanders (citizens or permanent residents) currently based overseas.

    Right, that’s quite enough figure work for one blog don’t you agree?  We’re “the country’s pre-eminent supplier of distance (extramural) education”.  Extramural students face unique challenges but more on these – and on how we help them to meet their challenges – in a later blog. If you’re thinking of becoming a student figures such as these could be important.  After all, you might want to study with people similar to yourself – or people from very different backgrounds.

    Other things to think about though, are where the university is based; what the campus is like; how big your lecture and seminar groups might be; what support services are on offer; the reputation of the university and its programmes – to name but some. Massey has three main campuses – in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington and offers in excess of a hundred qualifications.    

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    Massey student – or thinking of becoming one?

    Posted by John Ross on October 2, 2007

    Are you studying at Massey University – or thinking of doing so?  If you can tick that box then read on coz’ this event might be just what you’re looking for!

    Many tertiary students wonder if they are still “on track” with their studies and career directions: if what they’re doing is “correct” and if it will lead towards where they want to be.  Studying is a big commitment, and one that’s often juggled with family, work, and other life demands – particularly if you’re a distance (or extramural) student.  As a result, it’s essential that you have some ideas about where you are heading at each step along the way.

    A team made up of senior administrative staff from Massey’s colleges, Student Liaison Advisers, (SLAs) and career consultants will be visiting centres around the country to host a “staying on track” event, during which current as well as prospective students can simply drop in at their convenience to explore their next academic and career steps (and have a cup of tea or coffee).  Come along for assistance in:

    Ø      planning your study;

    Ø      exploring the career opportunities with your degree;

    Ø      your selection of papers;

    Ø      confirming that you are on track to complete your qualification;

    Ø      clarifying degree or major regulations;

    Ø      exploring possible postgraduate study options and

    Ø      obtaining assistance with any other queries you may have (if we don’ t have the answers, we will take responsibility for finding out for you).

    We have venue details posted on our website:

     http://extramural.massey.ac.nz/massey/students/extramural/staying-on-track-evenings.cfm  

    Jjust click the link but keep an eye on this website as it may change!  The dates are given below, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Extraconnect@massey.ac.nz.  

    No need to book – just pop in at any time between 3.00 and 8.00 pm – full addresses are given on the website).

    14th October – Taradale

    15th October – Tauranga

    16th October – Manukau

    17th October – Albany

    23rd October – Nelson

    24th October – Christchurch

    25th October – Invercargill

    20th November – Wellington

    21st November – Palmerston North.

    We’d love to see you there! 

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