Disability services , Ngā ratonga hauā

Support services and resources for students with disabilities, impairments and health issues. We give support in response to your individual needs, to help you succeed in your studies.

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Disability support

We support students on campus or studying by distance who have a disability, impairment or health issue that impacts on their study or learning.

Impairments our students have include:

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger Syndrome
  • blind
  • chronic medical conditions
  • deaf
  • head injuries
  • hearing impairment
  • mental health 
  • physical or mobility impairments
  • specific learning disabilities
  • vision impairment.

How to get disability support

You can register to use our disability support services at any time by completing the registration form. Registration is only for domestic students with long-term conditions.

If you are a returning student, contact us before completing the registration process. You may not need to register again.

We are always happy to talk with students whether they have completed a registration or not. Contact us by phone or email to discuss your situation or to make an appointment.

Register with Disability Services online
Print out the Disability Services Registration Form (PDF, 100KB)
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Types of support you can access

Some of the more common needs we help with are:

  • accessibility / getting around campus
  • alternative formats
  • accessing and participating in lectures, labs, studios, and contact courses
  • accessing specialist equipment or assistive technology
  • communicating with lecturers
  • connecting with other university services
  • meeting study demands and staying on track
  • guidance on applying for alternative test and exam arrangements.

We strive to provide a flexible and responsive service that is focused on your individual needs. Contact us to discuss support options as soon as you are able to. Having conversations early gives us the chance to make sure supports are in place when your studies start.

Other services and supports

Other services and supports you can find at Massey include:

Contact Disability Services

Manawatū campus (Palmerston North) – Disability Services

Location

Disability Services is located in the Centre for Teaching and Learning on level two of the Student Centre.

Auckland campus – Disability Services

Location

Disability Services is located in Student Success on level three of the Campus Library.

Wellington campus – Disability Services

Location

Disability Services is located in the Centre for Teaching and Learning on level A, block five in the Library. 

Distance learning

Location

Contact Disability Services at the Manawatū campus (Palmerston North).

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Exam arrangements

Examination arrangements for students with impairments, injury or disability.

Campus guides & maps

Massey has three campuses – Auckland, Wellington and Manawatū campus in Palmerston North.

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Disability provisions at the campus libraries

Find services from the Library for people with temporary or permanent impairment.