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The first weeks of study are an important part of your success. Being organised and prepared will go a long way to help you when the study periods become busier.
The following provides an overview of the key areas that you should consider.
More information on these topics, including interactive activities, is available through the online Distance Learning Orientation course available within Stream.
If you have not received your study materials by the first week of the semester contact us.
A semester calendar with all your key dates can help you to plan your study and ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines.
You should include:
Having a quiet place to study is an important part of distance learning. While you have more flexibility about when you study you still need to find the equivalent 'lecture' time in your daily routine.
Massey University offers you a number of services and resources. Take the time in these first few weeks to review what is available to you and take advantage of all the support that we offer. For more details see services and facilities for distance students.
These first few weeks are also a good time to refresh your study skills. Massey University has a wide range of study resources available through the Online Learning and Writing Link (OWLL) web pages and the Maths First web pages.
Massey University recognises that the relationship between students and staff is a partnership where both groups are active participants in learning and teaching at the University. In order to remove uncertainty from the relationship the University decided to enter into an explicit contract with its students. By enrolling at Massey University you are offering to enter a contract with the University. The Grievance Procedures referred to in Clause 12 of the Contract are set out in the Calendar. The Contract is formed if and when the University issues a Confirmation of Enrolment Form.
Massey University accepts its responsibility to provide timely, accurate and helpful information on which you can make your programme planning decisions (refer to Clause 10). However, it is also your responsibility to familiarise yourself with the relevant regulations of the qualification in which you wish to enrol and to ensure you meet all requirements.
It is your responsibility to contact a Course Advisor for any required approvals, clarification of the University’s rules and regulations and for guidance in academic planning. It is also for you to ensure your proposed programme of study has no lecture or exam timetable clashes, to manage your workload and to meet the published requirements of your courses.
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Last updated on Friday 14 July 2017