- Current students
- Under 25s
To help you familiarise and navigate Unitec as a new or returning student, we’ve put together useful information to help you get the best start to studying with us.
Your Orientation is a good way to connect with your classmates and lecturers. It's designed to make you more familiar with where you will be studying, who you will be studying with, and what to expect from your course. We look forward to welcoming you into the Unitec whānau.
Part of your Orientation includes an official welcome, pōwhiri, and a campus tour which will start at our beautiful Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae. To help you understand the protocols of our pōwhiri, and enjoy this very special experience, watch our step-by-step guide.
Pre-arrival checklist (click to expand)
Here are a few things to tick off before or during orientation. Take the stress out of your first week on campus with us.
- View your timetable, visit our How To Find Your Timetable page
- Get your student ID card, to find out how see our Student ID Cards page
- Pay your tution fees, for the different ways in which you can pay visit our Paying Your Fees page
- Download the class attendance app called SEAtS
- If you need to, apply for a scholarship, student loan, student allowance, or fees-free. See our Funding Your Study section.
- International students should download the iCent app
There are a few key systems that you'll use during your studies including Student Portal and Moodle. To access these systems, you'll need your Unitec username, Unitec email address, and temporary password which you'll receive via email once you're enrolled.
Systems (click to expand)
Familiarise yourself with the systems you'll be using.
- Moodle is a key e-learning platform, to find out more about it visit our Moodle page
- Your Student Portal (MyPortal) is an online self-service 'hub' that provides you with access to essential information that you’ll need throughout your studies. To find out more see our Student Portal page
- We've created an app, SEAtS, to help make tracking class attendance easy for our certificate, diploma and degree-level students, visit our Class Attendance (SEAtS) page to find out more
- Get Microsoft Office 365 for free while your study with us. For information on how to download or access it, visit our Get Microsoft Office 365 page.
We've also made a series of how to guides to help you get started, you can check these out before you get on campus.
There are a number of people and services on campus which offer academic and wellness support for your first year. From study rooms to clubs and sports, check out our Student Services directory for all of the services and facilities available to you.
Connecting with others who are like-minded will help you through study and building networks beyond graduation.
There is a range of social and academic services, groups, and clubs available on campus that you can connect with. And remember to like our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up to date on what’s happening around campus.
Whether you are on Mt Albert or Waitākere campus, there is food, drink, plus study supplies and more in and around your campus. Both campuses are smoke-free, this includes the use of e-cigarettes or vaping, Unitec is committed to providing a healthy learning environment for all students.
Listed below are a few pages that will help you navigate and familiarise yourself with your campus: