Updates 30 March - 20 April 2020

 

20 April 2020

Message from the Ministry of Education

An important update for students from the Ministry of Education pdf 20 April Tertiary student bulletin (0.63MB)


16 April 2020

Initial COVID-19 Māori Response Action Plan

The Initial COVID-19 Māori Response Action Plan (the Plan) published by the Ministry of Health establishes a framework to ensure the health and wellbeing of Māori is protected during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a living document and can be found here:  https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/initial-covid-19-maori-response-action-plan.


15 April 2020

Government Announces Financial Support for Ākonga

The Government has recently announced a financial support package for full time domestic tertiary students affected by covid-19 with the hope of keeping them engaged in their studies, including:

  • Temporarily increasing the course-related costs from $1,000 to $2,000 as a one-off payent (must be spent on things to support your learning)
  • Continue support payments for students unable to study online for up to 8 weeks
  • Where students have received partial tuition refunds on courses due to covid-19, this will not affect their future entitlement to student loans
  • Where students are unable to continue their study due to covid-19, this will not affect their entitlement to Fees Free study in the future.

Ākonga can apply if they are already studying full time, or plan on becoming a full time student this year.

Ākonga do not need to extend their allowance or loan, Studylink will advise affected students about the continuation of their student loan payments and provide an ‘opt-out’ option.

For more information read the latest pdf 14 April Tertiary student bulletin or visit https://www.education.govt.nz/covid-19/advice-for-tertiary-students/.

For Student Allowances and Living Cost payments students can be referred to StudyLink’s website https://www.studylink.govt.nz/.

For help with essential services and basic needs: https://covid19.govt.nz/individuals-and-households/home/help-accessing-essential-goods.


7 April 2020

Message from the Ministry of Education

An important update for students from the Ministry of Education pdf 6 April Tertiary Student bulletin.pdf (0.63MB)


2 April 2020

Message from the Ministry of Education

An important update for students from the Ministry of Education pdf 1 April tertiary student bulletin (0.54MB)


30 March 2020

Message from the Ministry of Education

An important message from the Ministry of Education for students pdf 30 March tertiary student bulletin (0.50MB).

 Mereana Selby 
Tumuaki