Being successful in gaining a qualification can need more than just study, study, study and NMIT has the support teams in place to give you the best possible chance.
NMIT's Learner Services Team(external link) have many different facets and skills to make sure you receive the help you need to be successful in your studies, no matter if you are 16 or 55. They also operate a one stop counter in the Library Learning Centre in Nelson and Marlborough so you can come with any questions of support. Sometimes it can take a bit of time to make sure you are getting the right services to meet your needs and it is best to tell NMIT as early as possible when you apply, so support can be put in place if needed before your studies commence. Here are some of the support services on offer:
Individual 1:1 support and learning plans to all students with recognised disabilities such as dyslexia via our Equity Coordinator.
NMIT have a dedicated Rangatahi youth worker.
NMIT have a Māori Bi-cultural Advisor and Kaiawhina Māori to support Māori through their learning journey at NMIT.
NMIT tutors work closely with support services to assist students on a case by case basis where you are empowered with your own learning plan.
There is also the NMIT Student Counselling Service, run by Counselling students in their final year of study.
For independent support and advocacy, there is SANITI(external link) the Student Association for all NMIT students.
NMIT is also an approved signatory of the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 which sets and monitors expectations and guidelines to ensure that our international students are well informed, safe and properly cared for.