INTERNATIONAL WELFARE OFFICER
The International Welfare Officer works with the EIT International team and is the main support person for all international students to contact once they are on campus and living in New Zealand. The International Welfare Officer is available 24/7 for all questions, concerns or troubles, providing confidential and non-judgemental support, and is the student advocacy representative regarding the Code of Practice. The officer is also available for information on banking, driving in New Zealand, Sexual Health, homesickness and culture shock, travel in New Zealand and insurance- basically any question you may have about study and life in New Zealand.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MENTORS
Each Faculty has a mentor to specifically support and assist international students in their studies. You will meet your International Mentor at the start of the semester, and they will help you throughout the year with any academic troubles you may have.
ACADEMIC LEARNING SERVICES
Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is to foster confident, competent and independent learners. Our Information and Learning Advisors who are located in the libraries can assist with:
- Planning your study
- Writing assignments
- General reading and writing
- Basic computing
- Academic writing
- Learning and exam techniques
- Mathematics and study skills
Appointments can be made for groups studying the same papers, individually, or students can attend the lunchtime drop-in sessions. Throughout the year a variety of workshops are available to all students.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
This service can help you with:
- Developing skills and knowledge to plan and manage your career
- Making a decision regarding study pathways that reflect your career aspirations
- Making an informed career decision
- Relating your interests, values, abilities and life experiences to your career development and decision making
- Provide information relating to the job market Information on job search strategies
- Assist with the preparation of job applications, including assisting with writing a curriculum vitae and covering letter, and completing online applications
- Alerting students to job opportunities via Jobs4Grads portal
EIT STUDENT’S ASSOCIATION (EITSA)
EITSA serves all students by acting as the voice of the student body, advocating for student issues, and promoting the social, cultural, recreational and educational interests of students on all EIT campuses. EITSA creates a student environment that empowers and supports all students to achieve their educational goals and training.
EITSA provides a democratic voice for all students at EIT by representing them through working relationships with EIT and other outside organisations. Students are able to express concerns or views relating to their education through the Students’ Association representatives on various boards and committees. You are encouraged to put your name forward to become a studentrep for your department (reps meet every six weeks). After a year of service you then become eligible to put your name forward to join the EITSA Board at our AGM.
The Student Advocate assists students to resolve academic grievances, Study Link queries, enrolment issues, issues with EIT regulations and policies, and other concerns affecting their study at EIT. This may include mediation, assistance with drafting appeal applications and representation before Faculty Academic Committees.
To help students achieve the necessary study/ life balance required to succeed EITSA provides recreational activities. EITSA run a variety of events throughout the student calendar to cater for the wide range of cultures, age groups, and interests in the student body, and these activities help to grow campus life and create an atmosphere where students can get to know one another.
At the start of each year we publish a free diary which includes info on promotions, discounts and other student information. You’ll find an EITSA office on campus representing your region. For full contact and
event details visit www.eitsa.ac.nz
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VISA OFFICER
Our Visa Officer provides dedicated support to EIT Students through the process of student visa extensions, variation of conditions for work and study, and graduate work permits.
Once you have been accepted by EIT, we will send you a Pre-departure Guide Informing you of the next steps to becoming part of our EIT Community.
DISABILITY LIAISON SERVICE
EIT provides a comprehensive service for all EIT students with permanent or temporary disabilities and impairments. The following services are available to students:
- Individual learning support
- Adaptive technology
- Alternative examination arrangements
- Assistance with funding and support applications
- Disability car parking on campus
Our service focuses on removing barriers to learning for students through the provision of information/training, support, services, advocacy and adaptive equipment.
In partnership with local secondary schools, Career Express facilitates students’ transition from school to tertiary education and training. It also allows students to gain credits towards their chosen career qualification at the same time as studying NCEA. Successful completion of a STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) or Gateway course may reduce time and fees for students who enrol in relevant programmes in 2015. Our aim is to provide students with “hands on” learning to encourage them to explore their educational pathways.
STUDENT VILLAGE ACCOMMODATION
For those who want to be right on the Hawke’s Bay campus, the Student Village accommodation complex, rated 4.5 by Qualmark, is perfect. Also awarded the Qualmark silver environmental award, the village is a series of fully furnished European style villas, each with six bedrooms. Students have their own bedroom and share spacious living areas, plus full kitchen and laundry facilities. A friendly atmosphere adds to the fun. Renting a flat or house is another option that may suit students, and is available throughout Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne.Add to favourites Help me apply>