Digital resources

We have a wealth of academic support resources available online which all Massey University students are welcome to utilise. Materials have been developed by experts and are designed to enhance your academic skills. You can also learn of useful strategies to help you with your time management, note taking and memory skills.

OWLL (Online Writing and Learning Link)

OWLL contains detailed information, interactive content, and online workshops on essay and report writing, referencing, study techniques, computer skills, and more. Some key features include APA Interactive, which makes APA referencing easy, and the Assignment Planning Calculator which creates a custom timeline for planning, researching and writing an assignment.

Academic writing

We encourage all students to download or purchase our Guide to Academic Writing.

Academic English podcasts

A series of valuable podcasts designed to support academic English. These podcasts are very popular with students who have English as a second or alternative language.

Distance students

A range of resources are available specifically for distance learners. You may find it useful to explore the following pages:

Is distance learning for me?

Studying at a distance - online presentation

Resources for distance students - online presentation

Online orientation course for distance students


The Maths First website is designed to promote individual learning in mathematics and is committed to helping you achieve success in your studies. You’ll find resources, exercises and quizzes on several topics including arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry and calculus. If you’re studying maths, you’ll also find a number of other resources to assist you in making course choices.

Online workshops

A range of online workshops is available either as live presentations or recorded for use at your convenience. We suggest you complete the pre-flight check before participating in a live workshop to ensure your computer is appropriately configured to Adobe Connect.  If you missed one of our online workshops, email us to request the link to view

Video resources

A range of video resources are available to you here.

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