Distance learning events and news

Workshops, open days, and other events

  • Each of the Massey campuses offers a range of career-related events which are available to distance students. For details see the Careers web pages.

  • Each of the main campuses (Albany, Manawatu and Wellington) run on-campus days for distance students. The programme is specifically designed for you and provides you with an opportunity to learn about Massey University and meet fellow students. All distance students are welcome to attend these days. See Orientation programmes for dates and venues.

  • Online and on-campus workshops help distance students study effectively, and develop assignment writing skills, reading skills, referencing skills, and exam skills. For further information see workshops.

  • Massey University hosts many open days, education fairs and other events during the year, offering current and future students the chance to speak with our Student Recruitment Advisers.

Additional events

Other events relevant to distance students include the following. If nothing is displayed there are no upcoming events.

StudyUp: How to read effectively for studyStudyUp: How to read effectively for study
Thu 23 Nov 2017
Learn strategies to make your reading more efficient and productive as a learning tool
Massey Geoinformatics Collaboratory Virtual Seminar: Assoc Professor Gary Priestnall, University of Nottingham, Exploring the Capabilities of Projection Augmented Relief Models (PARM)Massey Geoinformatics Collaboratory Virtual Seminar: Assoc Professor Gary Priestnall, University of Nottingham, Exploring the Capabilities of Projection Augmented Relief Models (PARM)
Wed 29 Nov 2017 - Extramural
Assoc Professor Gary Priestnall from the University of Nottingham presents his work on augmented reality for models of the landscape.
StudyUp: How to avoid plagiarismStudyUp: How to avoid plagiarism
Wed 29 Nov 2017
Learn what plagiarism is, why and how students get in trouble for it and how to use ideas or quotes from your research effectively
StudyUp: How to construct a paragraphStudyUp: How to construct a paragraph
Thu 30 Nov 2017
Learn how to structure paragraphs effectively
StudyUp: How to write an essayStudyUp: How to write an essay
Wed 6 Dec 2017
Learn how to structure, plan,write and review an essaywhich presents a credible and evidence-based argument
StudyUp: How to do critical analysisStudyUp: How to do critical analysis
Thu 7 Dec 2017
Learn how to read more critically and show your critical thinking in the way you refer to evidence and arguments in your assignments
StudyUp: How to improve your memoryStudyUp: How to improve your memory
Wed 13 Dec 2017
Learn strategies to store and recall sets of information for exams and everyday life
StudyUp: How to referenceStudyUp: How to reference
Thu 14 Dec 2017
Learn how to format citations and a reference list according to APA guidelines

Distance students in the news

Massey medal for scholar of multiple talents
Tuesday 21 November 2017
Sociologist and Professor Emeritus Graeme Fraser landed at Massey in 1967, a few years after the provincial agricultural college became a university.
Migrant and political stories of Latino music
Tuesday 4 July 2017
It's famously seen as a melancholic, darkly passionate dance of Argentina, but tango is also a story of migration and social upheaval. It is one of...
Massey-China language centre to drive Mandarin momentum
Thursday 18 May 2017
The development of innovative online Chinese language programmes for learners across the Pacific region is at the heart of a new partnership between...
Japan’s good old days airbrushed to cartoonish perfection
Wednesday 19 April 2017
Always: Sunset on Third Street 3 is being screened early next month at Massey's Auckland campus, concluding the film trilogy which has garnered a...
Panama musician in Spanish-Māori fusion
Thursday 2 March 2017
Rómulo Castro strums and sings softly in Spanish under the shady trees at the Manawatū campus about bringing stories from the Caribbean to the...
Red light researcher helping to set women free
Monday 20 February 2017
Empowering sex workers to quit India's largest red-light district has consumed Kiwi humanitarian worker and Development Studies researcher Pip Rea...
BA a career enhancer for graduating MP
Thursday 24 November 2016
It has taken Iain Lees-Galloway, Palmerston North MP for the Labour Party, a few years to complete a Bachelor of Arts alongside his busy career - and...
Connectedness the key to success in learning Japanese
Thursday 25 August 2016
A new book provides unprecedented insight into issues and strategies around Japanese language learning in New Zealand at tertiary level, offering a...
Graffiti poem a winner for Massey writer
Thursday 18 August 2016
A poem inspired by graffiti as a response to the reconstruction of post-quake Christchurch has won first place in the New Zealand Poetry Society...
Philosophy lecturer’s video antics gain distant fans
Thursday 11 August 2016
Philosophy lecture Steve Duffin appears to have the dream teaching job if the tropical beach backdrop and iced drink in hand - as he addresses his...

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