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Use COVID-19 Alert Level 2 contact tracing form when on campus.
New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2. We are preparing buildings for re-entry and expect to begin re-opening our facilities and services from Monday, 18 May. All courses will continue to be taught online for the remainder of Semester 1, with only a small number of exceptions.
During Semester 2, students will have a blended learning experience. This means you will have greater flexibility, with increased online learning opportunities, alongside some face-to-face teaching for internal students.
There will be differences between the approaches of each college and these details are currently being finalised at a college level. Students will receive more detail from the college(s) relevant to them by the second week of June. This follow-up information should give you a clearer idea of what components of your courses will likely be taught online, versus face-to-face, including what is happening with contact courses. These are our general principles:
If you can’t attend face-to-face activities, and your course has required studios, labs, fieldtrips, placements or on-farm activities, you should discuss this with your course coordinator at the start of the semester. They will work with you to provide additional opportunities to allow you to complete all the required course components.
Changes to your course’s delivery mode will not impact your financial assistance from StudyLink. The University will update StudyLink if semester dates change and StudyLink will adjust your payments accordingly. Find out more below about the Government's COVID-19 support package for students.
The Study Abroad and Student Exchange programmes have been affected by the Government’s ongoing advice to avoid international travel and border closures globally.
Given the Government’s ongoing advice to avoid international travel and border closures globally, we have suspended all student exchanges for Massey students scheduled to start in Semester 2, 2020. If an exchange fits into your studies next year, you are encouraged to defer your application, rather than withdrawing it. There are no fees for deferring or withdrawing your application. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exchange or Study Abroad students currently in New Zealand and studying at Massey can choose to either return home or continue their studies with us during Semester 2. As there is no indication as to when New Zealand’s borders will reopen to international travellers, inbound student exchanges are currently suspended. International students who would like to explore the option of studying online with Massey during Semester 2, or to apply for a student exchange in 2021, should email email@example.com for more information.
Changes to your course’s mode of delivery or semester dates will not impact your eligibility for the Fees Free scheme.
Changes to your course’s mode of delivery or semester will not impact your scholarship, provided your course load continues to meet the eligibility criteria.
Tuition fees are the same for internal and distance courses. The University has continued to provide an equivalent range of student services, so we will not be making changes to the student services fees.
No. The University has continued to provide an equivalent range of services, so we will not be making changes to the student services levy.
We are aware that everyone is facing exceptionally challenging circumstances at present. For this reason, it has been decided that all students will be deemed to have “impaired performance” and this will be considered during Semester 1 grading. Impaired performance regulations exist for a number of reasons, including to make sure students’ academic progress is not seriously impacted by critical personal circumstance beyond their control. As this decision applies to all students, you will not be required to complete paperwork for impaired performance.
However, some of you will have faced greater issues or challenges during this time than others. For example, if you contract COVID-19 and are seriously ill; or if you find yourself caring for a family member who has contracted the virus. If you find yourself in this position, please use our new and temporary Aegrotat and Impaired Performance Considerations: Temporary Form During COVID-19 Emergency (102 KB) form, which will be used for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University has made it much easier to complete this form by waiving some of the normal requirements, such as the need to have the form witnessed.
If you still find yourself struggling with your overall course-load we recommend discussing you situation with one of our Academic Advisers, who can advise you on your course choices.
Massey student health and counselling appointments are available by telephone or video where possible, but will also be available face-to-face if deemed necessary. We know this service is more important than ever and we encourage you to make use of it.
At Alert Level 2, on-campus student services will begin re-opening from Monday, 18 May, including food outlets, recreation centres, early childhood centres, computer labs, the library and information desks. It may take some time for services to get up and running and not all will be open from 18 May.
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Last updated on Monday 25 May 2020