Pastoral Care

Cohort Support

International student support

Each campus has an international support office to help answer your questions and provide you with a range of services and support while you are studying with us. This includes information on the Campus, enrolment processes, assisting with visa renewals, accommodation arrangements and airport collection. We also run comprehensive orientation programmes and throughout the year you will have the opportunity to enjoy social events and functions.

Pasifika @ Massey

Our role is to ensure that you have the support to realise your academic aspirations. That support is provided in various ways, from accessing the assistance of our Pasifika Liaison and Learning Advisers to a friendly word of advice and encouragement.

Residential life

At Massey University we know that choosing where you'll live is one of the most important concerns that you will have. We want to ensure that your accommodation is complementary to your studies.

Albany, Manawatu and Wellington all have a variety of on-campus accommodation options, including Halls of Residence, Apartments, Studio Units and Homestays.

We also have experienced staff who can help you to find the right accommodation. Accommodation staff on our three campuses provide advice on everything from choosing Halls of Residence, information on private accommodation options, advice on signing tenancy agreements, dispute resolution, and budget management.

Distance Volunteer Advocate network

The Distance Volunteer Advocate network is made up of volunteers (called DVAs) who are part of a wider group, available for contact from distance students in their areas. Our mission: To deliver local support to distance students by advocates who have extensive study experience.

Financial and Budgeting Services

For students who encounter financial difficulties, help is on hand. In a number of cases we can assist you with your budget directly but can also direct you to external budgeting services if required.

We can help you to answer the following questions:

  • Are you getting your full Studylink entitlement?
  • Are you eligible to apply for any Scholarships?
  • Have you considered other income streams or part time work?
  • How can you make the best financial decisions with the income you have?
  • How could you start making a savings plan?

Spiritual Services

We want to help you achieve your career and life’s goals, by encouraging and supporting you wherever you are in your life’s journey. We believe that life is a spiritual journey and are here to listen and discuss a wide range of topics.

  • Having doubts about what you are doing?
  • Feeling stressed out?
  • Wondering about the worth of it all?
  • Wondering where God fits into your life?
  • Wanting to pray with someone?
  • Wanting to find a balance and meaning in your life?

We’re here - a listening ear; a supportive friend. Services are available on all three campuses.

Leadership Programmes

Noticeable by their green t-shirt and winning smile, Massey Guides are friendly, helpful, have initiative, and are very much part of the campus experience for our new students. Massey Guides are students who have applied, been selected and trained to provide voluntary support to new students as they undertake their first year of study at Massey University.

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