Distance learning offers flexibility that can be ideal if you have a disability, health condition, mental illness, or specific learning needs.
When you study with us, you get to choose where and when you study. Your don't have to worry about travelling or getting around a campus. And you can vary your hours to suit your needs.
Distance learning offers a more accessible system than traditional forms of study. Our specialised teaching methods, online course content, and study support will bring the classroom to you.
Students with a disability, specific learning need or health condition that may affect their study can access specialist disability support services. Disability support services are provided under contract by Vitae and co-ordinated by the Library and Learning Centre.
If you need assistance to sit your examinations we can provide services such as: material in an alternative format. such as large print, a reader or writer, special furniture, the ability to sit an examination at home, extra time and rest breaks.
If you have any questions about the assistance we can provide for exams and your requirements get in touch the admission service.
Note: Good time management when you are studying means planning your tasks and activities so as to make the best use of your time, being well organised so that you don't waste time, and doing the things you have to do while still having time for the things you want to do.
Use a study calendar to plan your trimester or year, and/or a study timetable to help you plan each week will help you get organised, and give you an overview of what work you need to do.
For a study calendar:
If your course material only has final deadlines for each assignment and the exam date:
From there you can plan each week. Remember to work out how much time you will need to study each week for your course.
Display your study calendar and/or timetable in a prominent position to remind yourself of the deadlines. It will also serve to remind your family/whanau of your commitments.
Try to get ahead in your studies so that if something goes wrong, you have a bit of extra time available and you don't get too far behind.
At the beginning of the trimester, think about what you would do if the unexpected happened, such as getting sick or your work situation changing.
If you do fall behind in your studies or are not coping ask for help sooner rather than later.