Student life

On campus

Studying on campus enables you to make the most of the opportunities, activities and facilities that are offered at each location. Each campus offers sport, clubs, recreation and social events, as well as student spaces for meeting and socialising. You may like to join the gym, join a drama group, write for the student magazine, or play cricket. For more information see Massey campuses

Massey has a number of student associations. They are run for students, by students. They provide information, services and opportunities to get involved, including class representation.

If you would like to live on campus or close by, check out our accommodation services.


Studying from a distance has got the advantage of studying in your familiar surroundings. Ideally you will have friends, family or social networks nearby. However, it can sometimes be difficult to feel in touch with the Massey student community when you do not have classes to attend. We encourage students to be active in their online learning communities and use other social media to engage with others in their course.

Some courses have contact workshops which are face-to-face sessions held on campus. These are great way to connect with others in your course. There may also be regional support activities in your area, which can put you into contact with other students studying in your region.

Distance students are welcome to use any of the facilities on the Massey’s three campuses. This includes the library, services, and cafes.

The Massey@Distance (M@D) student association also provides news and support for distance students.

For more information about studying via distance see the Distance learning web pages.