Student success support Ngā kaitohu kia angitū ngā tauira

Find out where to get help to succeed as a tertiary student, including support within a Māori or Pacific worldview.

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We want to give you the best chance at success with your tertiary study — from becoming part of university life to figuring out the support you need to succeed and where you can get it.

Student Success Adviser

If you feel there is something standing in the way of your success at Massey, our Student Success Adviser can help.

Some of the more common areas where students seek support from the Student Success Adviser are:

  • identifying issues that may be limiting success, like time management
  • navigating within the university structures and support services
  • getting referrals to other support and services both on and off campus.

The Student Success Adviser is based in the Centre for Teaching and Learning. We also provide academic learning support services to help you succeed with university study, including advisers who can give you specific help with assignments and assessments.

Debora Lee

Student success adviser, Student Success

Māori student support

Each Massey campus has a Te Rau Tauawhi (TRT) centre where you can get any kind of support you need to succeed as a Māori student.

We are a source of whanaungatanga and offer manaakitanga to all tauira at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, whether on campus or learning at a distance. No need is too small to bring to the centre.

Māori doctoral students support

Te Wheke a Toi: The International Indigenous Centre for Critical Doctoral Studies offers cultural and whānau-centred support to potential and current Māori and indigenous doctoral students specifically.

More about support for Māori students

Pacific student support

If you are new to Massey or tertiary study you may find the Pacific Student Teaching Support (PSTS) useful. PSTS is available to all first-year Pacific students and connects you with a tutor who can support you to succeed.

Pacific Student Success (PSS) Advisers

Pacific students on campus and learning at a distance can also get support from Pacific Student Success Advisers. Student support, distance learning and postgraduate advisers can give you support with Pacific culture at the core.

Learn about support for Pacific students and find support team members

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Māori @ Massey

Welcome to Māori @ Massey, the place to connect to all things Māori at Massey University.

Pacific @ Massey

Massey University is committed to supporting, connecting and enabling Pacific students to succeed in their academic goals.

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