Study tips and tricks

When you're starting tertiary study, it can seem like it's going to be a long, hard journey. But here at MIT you're not on your own. With support from your lecturers, other students, Student Support and your own network, it can be awesome. 

Tips for making study work for you 

  • Use the study support services available at MIT. From the Library resources to the Learning Centre online study tips on Canvas, we're here to help 
  • If you have a disability or impairment, our Disability Support Services team can help ensure that your support needs are in place before your first day of classes
  • Find like-minded people in your classes and work together to have study groups  
  • Get to know other students who are studying in your subject area (even better if they've already completed the level you're studying) and get tips from them on what will really help you succeed
  • Before and during your studies if you need help setting up a home-study plan around other commitments, our Student Advisors can help get you sorted.   

We’ve had some great tips for succeeding at study shared from MIT students and if you have any life tips to make study easier that you’d like to share, we’d love to hear them.  


“Find a study support network from within your course and work together to succeed – find each other’s strengths. Our study group comes together from across Auckland while we’re doing our plumbing apprenticeships. We meet at the Auckland City library  where we have access to free internet and book a computer hub every second Sunday for 2 hours of collaborative learning. It’s helps us all as we have different workplaces and can support each other as we’re going to be going through our apprenticeships together for 4 years. We also carpool where possible but take responsibility for own learning.”

Hera Eruera - Plumbing apprentice / MIT Tutorial Assistant