The Link Distance Students' Newsletter

A note from Izzy

Self care! I’m a big advocate for looking after yourself, and with semester one fast approaching I think it’s important to remind you all of the importance of doing what you love. Whether it’s hitting the gym, baking, doing a puzzle, snuggling dogs at the SPCA, taking a bath, spending time with loved ones, or anything in between, making time for what makes you a happy person will impact your studies in a really awesome way. We too often get caught up in work- study-repeat mode and forget to seize our yay; basically, enjoy life! When it all seems like too much, take a deep breath, be kind to yourself, and don’t forget I am just a phone call or email away!

Distance Advocate |

Check this out

The library are hosting a bunch of connect sessions to help you gain an understanding of their services for distance students and how to use their website! To check out the range of sessions on offer, follow this link and view the February/March timetable for online classes.


Want to learn how to read effectively, avoid plagiarism, write an essay, reference and so much more? StudyUp have some awesome connect sessions to help you with all of the above, plus more! Check out the program timetable here!


Are you a new Bachelor of Arts student? Complete a personalised advice questionnaire to benefit your studies


Hey Overseas distance students!

Did you know Massey University Library are able to support you in a bunch of cool ways? Whether its requesting online resources, postal delivery, photocopies of book chapters, finding information for your study or receiving one on one help, you can contact a librarian for awesome help here.

Or wanna know who your subject librarians are? Check them out here.

Maybe you’re feeling a bit stuck with how to use Library resources? Check out these demonstrations.

Important information

Access more libraries

Did you know you that as a distance student based in New Zealand, you can borrow selected books for free from a number of libraries? Find out how it all works here. To request a book, check out the BONUS+ catalogue by clicking below.

BONUS+ catalogue

Have your food paid for

Start of semester costs getting a bit too much? You can apply for a food grant through the MUSA distance advocate. Find more information and the application on the MUSA website.

Find out more

Car broke down?

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is here to support you when you have a temporary or unforeseen cost pop up during your study.

Find out more


Want to win a $100 Prezzy card? Heck yeah you do! Go onto Facebook, ‘like’ the Massey University Distance Students page and comment on the “Who are you?” post to go in the draw to win!


The library are giving away a Distance Sizzling Summer Prize! To enter, check out the Library for Distance Students.


The BASE+ Common Room, for Bachelor of Arts students, will be running competitions on their Facebook page. Join the group to stay up-to-date.


Meet your local Distance Volunteer!

Name: Jamily Anderson

Based: Greymouth, West Coast

Why distance study? So I can continue to work full time and raise my family.

What makes me human? I’m often amongst a study mess! I fully understand and sympathise with those of us balancing study with work, family and other commitments!
If you are in the Greymouth area, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Jamily, or find other contact details for the Distance Volunteer Network below.

DVN Contacts

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