New student guide

Hit the ground running with our four step guide covering everything you need to know as an NMIT student.

Following these four steps will help accelerate your orientation with NMIT and help focus your efforts on settling in and studying.

1. Have you accepted your place?

If you have received a confirmation letter but haven't replied, you need to accept your place.

Doing this confirms your enrolment and unlocks lots of great benefits.

2. You are invited to a special Mihi Whakatau

It is common practice at NMIT to welcome manuhiri (visitors / guests), staff and students in a formal and traditional welcoming ceremony. 

The intention of the mihi whakatau at NMIT is to welcome you and celebrate the beginning or continuing of your learning journey.

It is rich with symbolism and follows a special process ultimately uniting two separate groups: tangata whenua (hosts) and manuhiri (guests), together as one.

Whilst parts of a mihi whakatau may vary according to the occasion, Māori language remains a key feature.

Dates for next  Mihi Whakatau  TBC


3. Get and stay connected

One day after you're fully enrolled, you'll be issued with a NMIT network login.

To get started you'll need to activate your account(external link). Your login gives you access to an awesome suite of student perks:

4. Get orientated

During the first few weeks of term you'll have the opportunity to to get to know us and your campus. This is an important time to make the contacts and get familiar with where the help and support exists for you during your time at NMIT. Exactly what happens depends a little on which campus you're at but here's a taste of some of activities you can expect

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