NMIT students making the most of eduroam

NMIT students making the most of eduroam

Recent statistics revealed NMIT-based individuals are actively using eduroam, the free, secure worldwide roaming access service.
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NMIT is making the most of eduroam WiFi access, which is now available at 165 public libraries across Aotearoa thanks to Crown entity REANNZ (Research Education Advanced Network New Zealand) partnering with Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK).  

This will ensure learners have an even safer and more secure way to make use of APNK’s WiFi to digitally access the content and services they need to further their learning, while they’re on campus or at any of the participating locations.  

According to the latest national data, people from NMIT were making a vast number of eduroam connections, making us the ninth most numerous visitor to APNK libraries, with Nelson Library being the sixth hottest spot.  

NMIT-based eduroam users travelled both around the country and abroad, connecting to the network at their destination location and organisation.  

Representatives from an astonishing 86 overseas organisations visited NMIT in the 30-day period when this data was collected - the majority from Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.  

REANNZ CEO Amber McEwen said in a recently published news article(external link) on their website that student privacy is a key consideration for REANNZ and eduroam. 

“Recognising this need for privacy, the eduroam service is designed in a way that we don’t need to know end-user identity to provide the service,” she says. 

Knowing that ākonga (students) and kaimahi (staff) are making great use of this service across the motu and abroad is great news for NMIT Project Manager Trudi Zawodny. 

“Joining eduroam is one way we put ākonga at the centre of what we do, whether they’re learning with us on-campus, online or in the workplace,” she says. 

For more information about eduroam and guidance on how to access it, visit the NMIT website(external link) 

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