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Getting Started - The place for new learners

The Getting Started section of the Student Support Te Ama Tauira website focuses on supporting new learners at the beginning of their study journey. Many learners new to tertiary study experience some form of nerves or anxiety in the weeks before and after their programme starts. Some just have a hundred questions and no one to ask! The Getting Started section has all the information to alleviate worries and answer those niggling questions about campus locations, orientation, where to find support and how to apply for funding.

A hundred questions and no one to ask!

Share the Getting Started section with your learners in the first weeks of semester, or before semester begins to support them on their new learning journey. The information provided is relevant to learners from all campuses, with suggestions and links on where to find more information if needed.

Support with your learners in their new study journey

Access to Getting Started

Students can access the Getting Started section from the Student Hub directly, or from the Student Support – Te Ama Tauira website.

Content in the Getting Started section:

Welcome to study

Orientation and OPSA

Common questions

Finding info and support

Living as a student

Interactive Dunedin Campus map

Study timeline

Getting started with learning online


This is the second year that the Getting Started section has been available and any feedback or future ideas for this section are greatly appreciated. Please email Emma Allen at LTD with your comments.

Published on 15 Feb 2021

Orderdate: 15 Feb 2021
Expiry: 15 Feb 2023