Frequently asked questions

I have a Pōwhiri that I've been invited to attend to start my journey at MIT. What protocols should I be aware of?

We like to welcome all our students to the MIT whanau with a traditional welcome – either a Pōwhiri or a Whakatau. You can find more about the process here.

What can I get involved in while I'm studying at MIT?

There are a number of student groups to join or you can start one. To find out more about the existing groups or for information on how to apply to start a new club or group, please email You could also have a role to play as a Student Council member or a School rep through becoming part of the MIT Student Voice.

What happens if something goes wrong while I'm studying? Who should I see? 

You can always see your lecturer or a Student Advisor in the first instance.You can find our advisors at either MIT Otara (North campus), Dilworth Building, NA Block, Gate 12, Otara Road, Otara or at MIT Manukau (Floor 2 reception) or you can email If you require support through advocacy you can access this too through Student Support.