Information & Guidance
Our Customer Service team provides information on courses and assists with course selection, ensuring that students make informed choices about their future. We welcome a visit from you or phone anytime if you have queries or need guidance. Feel free to request copies of our Programme Information Sheets or Career Pathway Brochures, which contain more detailed information about our courses and career options.
LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE
Our Academic Service team provide guidance and support to ensure your academic success. They can assist you with getting organised to study, in carrying out research, accessing databases, assignment writing, note taking, exam preparation, time management, referencing, computing, maths and course related literacy and numeracy.
WITT houses Taranaki’s only dedicated academic library with a collection of 30,000 print books, 40,000 electronic books and a wide variety of print and electronic journals, newspapers, magazines and recreational reading materials.
All library resources are available via http://libraryhome.witt.ac.nz . The Learning Resource Centre also houses fully networked computers for student use.
A range of support services are available to students with impairment including enrolment assistance, specialist equipment and furniture, reader/writers, car parking, exam arrangements, information and advocacy.
WITT has computer suites available to all students, located on 1st floor of B Block and the Learning Resource Centre, where you can check your WITT email or use the internet.
Free Bus Service
Our Tertiary Bus Service allows WITT students to travel for free on all New Plymouth urban bus services provided by Tranzit Coach Lines, including travel from Waitara and Oakura, on any day at any time (including weekends and evenings). Click on this link to access Bus timetables online.
Kopa Manaaki: Māori & Pasifika Centre
The Māori and Pasifika Centre provides a range of cultural and pastoral support services to encourage and support Māori and Pasifika students to achieve their study goals.
The large and popular WITT cafeteria has indoor and outdoor eating areas. The self-service café offers a variety of food and drink at reasonable prices Monday to Friday. Vending machines also provide a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks.
Garage Cafe & Impressions Restaurant
WITT’s own award winning training restaurant and café offers high quality food and drinks at great prices. Come and enjoy a great coffee or meal from the future’s best baristas and chefs.
Phone (06) 757 3100 ext 8940 for reservations.
International Student Support
International support staff offer assistance to international students. Support prior to arrival includes course applications and enrolments, visas, travel and health insurance, travel arrangements, airport pick-ups, accommodation support, pastoral care, cultural and personal support and many opportunities to join in various events and experience Kiwi life. Check out our International Student Prospectus for more information.
Te Puna Manaaki (Wellness Centre)
The Wellness team provide a range of services to support you in your studies including health care, counselling, chaplaincy and international, support. If you need assistance or experience any barriers to your learning then come and see one of the staff in our Wellness Team. These services are free and confidential. Our Health Clinic offers a wide range of free health and medical services including treatments, health screening and education.
Polytots is a licensed Early Childhood Education and Care Centre, catering for children aged from birth to five years. It offers affordable rates and a stimulating, safe and educational environment staffed by experienced teachers. Information on fees and subsidies is available by phoning (06) 759 4206. Please enquire early to secure a place.
Our on-campus gallery regularly hosts exhibitions of students’ and staff art, animation, photography and design work.
Liaison staff are available as key contacts for secondary students, their parents and school Career Advisors, to discuss study options at WITT. Staff are happy to visit secondary schools, do presentations, take part in events, attend parent/teacher subject evenings and arrange guided campus tours.
WITT offers a number of short STAR courses aimed at secondary school students. These courses are designed to let you experience a particular study area and gain a taster into a career field. You could also gain credits towards NCEA and WITT qualifications.
WITT has two on-site accommodation blocks – simply move in and make yourself at home. This is affordable, apartment-like living with spacious rooms in the heart of New Plymouth city. Your room will be clean, private and comfortable to live and study in, complete with private bathroom, fridge, wardrobe and computer desk. You choose between having your own room or sharing with a room-mate. Contact (06) 758 0431 for prices and details.
Student Loans & Allowances
WITT provides a dedicated computer and support staff in the Registry Office for applications and enquiries for student loan and allowances through StudyLink. Apply early for financing.
Contact StudyLink at 0800 88 99 00 or www.studylink.govt.nz
Also refer to our ‘How to Finance Your Study’ section.
WITT students have free access to BreakOut, a national online database which lists over 3900 scholarships. Scholarships (also called grants or awards) are there to benefit students by providing financial assistance.
A range of scholarships and grants is available for students undertaking tertiary study. Some scholarships apply to specific areas of study, others are available to assist students who fit specific criteria (e.g. hardship, ethnicity or school) and yet others are for the general student population.
Find out more by clicking here.
Contact the Scholarship Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the Scholarships Noticeboard on campus in the cafeteria in B-Block.