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Distance Students' Centre manager Anne Palmer (left) with staff members Tammie Crompton, Thérèse McCrea, Chris Montgomery and Adam Dodd

Distance Students' Centre opens doors

Massey University has established a Distance Students’ Centre to provide services to students who study away from the university’s campuses.

The centre, located on the ground floor of Colombo Hall on the Manawatū campus, has six staff, all of whom are former employees of the Extramural Students’ Society.

Centre Manager Anne Palmer says that staff have moved quickly to ensure provision of necessary distance services in the lead up to exams. Services provided cover personal support in the form of advocacy and hardship grants, as well as managing social media and communications platforms.

The centre also provides website and media communications support to the Massey University students’ associations, along with the websites of MASSIVE Magazine and Radio Control.

Students on Facebook can find out more about the team and the support they provide on the Massey University Distance Students’ Centre page, viewable at http://fb.me/MasseyDistance

Manawatū campus registrar Dr Sandi Shillington thanked the staff of the centre and other Massey staff who had assisted to smooth the process after Massey decided to take over the provision of students services to distance students, from October 7, that had previously been provided by EXMSS.

Anne Palmer can be contacted at Massey University ext 83857, or by emailing a.j.palmer@massey.ac.nz Telephone: 0800 MASSEY (627 739) or, from outside New Zealand: +64 6 350 5701