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February 2020

Kia ora , 

Welcome to all new EIT students and welcome back to returning students.  Whether you are a returning or a new student we have lots happening on campus for you.

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Student Support Services


Orientation Programme

We kick off the new study year with our orientation activities.  Come and join our events and workshops, grab yourself some free food and meet new students, your student association and support staff.


Get your Student ID

Get your Student ID card made at the Library.  In order to have a card made you will need to bring one of the following:

• Last year’s EIT student ID Card
• EIT Login form
• Fees invoice
• EIT course Acceptance letter

You can use your Student ID card to get student discounts, discounted fees on the bus.  It is your library card, your printing card, and you will need it when you sit exams.

New General Manager for Younited

Welcome to Matt Gough, the new General Manager of the Younited Student Association here at EIT. Matt is relatively new to Hawke's Bay, having spent most of his life in Hamilton, Melbourne and then Auckland.

Matt is keen to make himself available to students and effectively advocate on their behalf.  He plans to regularly ask for your opinions on what is working well and building upon that to make Younited even more dynamic than it is at present.

New Pouwhirinaki

Welcome to Kaihoe Apiata, our new Pouwhirinaki.  Kaihoe is an alumni of EIT and is a recent graduate of Te Ūranga Waka with a Te Pikitanga Ki Awarua Bachelor of Arts (Māori) (Honours). 

You can find Kaihoe in our Cultural Support Office located in the library. 

Her hours are Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Need help with Study Link?

Haven’t got your StudyLink sorted yet?

Come and see Chad in the Library and he will help you out.

Chad is available Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm.

If he is not in the Cultural Support Office make an appointment at the Library desk.

Taste of Cultures Day

E ngā uri o ngā hau e whā, e ngā mātāwaka o te motu, o te ao whānui hoki. Nau mai, haere mai. Join us, in celebrating the many cultures of the world with FOOD!

This is one of the largest foodie events here on our EIT Hawke's Bay Campus.

When: 12pm, Wednesday, 18th March
Where: Taradale campus, on the grass oval.

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New Postgraduate Scholarship at EIT

The new EIT postgraduate scholarship is valued at $1000 and can be used for fees or related costs. Applicants must hold at least an undergraduate qualification, honours or meet programme entry requirements. There are six scholarships available for 2020.
It is open to individuals who have not previously undertaken postgraduate studies.

Applications are currently open and close on March 27th

Apply here.

Student Support

At EIT you’ll get the support you need to make sure you get the rewards for your hard work.  If you’re serious about study and your future, EIT is right behind you.

You’ll learn in classes that are the right size, to make sure that you get the involvement and support you need.  You’ll get help and guidance with everything from study planning to applying for a job after you complete your studies.  You’ll be supported by lecturers who are here for you.  You’ll get the benefit of EIT’s long-established connections with industry throughout New Zealand. 

The participation of visiting industry experts will help you develop relevant work skills and get useful industry contacts which can set you on the path to a great job, while you are studying.

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Vocational Education Sector Reform

On 1 April 2020, EIT – along with the other 15 Institutes of Technologies and Polytechnics and the Industry Training Organisations – will be merged into a new national institute. EIT will become a subsidiary organisation of the new institute.

The NZ Institute of Skills and Technology Establishment Board recently announced the preferred name for the new institute - Pūkenga Aotearoa.   Pūkenga means skills or expertise, and Pūkenga Aotearoa is supposed to cover the mastery of skills. In a nutshell, it describes a skills-based institute with Aotearoa at its heart.

What are your thoughts on the new name?
Do you like it?
Do have any concerns or suggestions?

Give your feedback here

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