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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Cook Islands Language Week 2019


Kia orana whānau. Come celebrate Epetoma o Te Reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week with Unitec Library.

"Taku rama, taau toi: ora te Reo" - "My Torch, Your Adze: The Language Lives"

This will run from Sunday 4th August - Saturday 10th August 2019. Cook Islands Maori language or  Māori Kūki ‘Āirani or Rarotongan is the country's official language. There are five vouvera (vowels): a,e,i,o,u. These have the same pronunciation as other Pacific Languages, including Te Reo Māori.

Unitec Library has resources both in print and electronic to help you learn and become familiar in Cook Islands Language. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue and our Pacific subject guide.

Come in and see our displays at Te Puna and Waitākere Library.

Use the hashtag #CookIslandsLanguageWeek to follow the events on social media.

For more information, visit these websites:
Meitaki






Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Help for you to succeed at Unitec

There are lots of exciting free workshops on offer to students.  Find a workshop that suits your needs and book your place.

Academic Skills Workshops

Topics covered in workshops are
  • Academic writing (English Language Focus)
  • Analysing and answering assignment questions
  • APA referencing
  • Critical thinking
  • Developing critical thinking skills
  • Effective strategies for academic reading
  • Essay writing essentials
  • Establishing an effective study routine (preview, review and notetaking)
  • How to read a journal article
  • Introduction to writing a literature review
  • Key study skills
  • Mātauranga Maori: Ideas to getting started
  • Mātauranga Maori: Integrate it into your assignment
  • Oral presentations
  • Paraphrasing: Writing effectively in your own words
  • Report writing essentials
  • Taking notes in lectures
  • The relevance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi today
  • Time Management
  • Tips for assignment writing
  • Writing a good paragraph
See the 2019 Semester 2 Academic Skills and Career Workshops timetable

http://tpa.unitec.ac.nz/learningcentre/index.php

Postgraduate Workshops

Topics covered in workshops are
  • Academic writing for postgraduate study
  • APA Referencing
  • How to read a journal article
  • Literature review
  • Oral presentations
  • Paraphrasing: Writing effectively in your own words
  • Planning and writing a research proposal
  • Preparing a good thesis or dissertation
  • Reading for postgraduate study
  • Research ethics: How to prepare a strong application
See the 2019 Semester 2 Postgraduate workshop timetable

http://tpa.unitec.ac.nz/learningcentre/index.php

Career Workshops

Topics covered in workshops
  • Career Essentials: CV workshop
  • Career Essentials: Looking for a job? Here’s how
  • Career Essentials: Networking and making a good impression with employers 
  • Career Essentials: Preparing for interview and making the shortlist
  • International Career Series: Interview techniques
  • International Career Series: Starting your career in NZ
Check out the Career workshop timetable

http://tpa.unitec.ac.nz/careercentre/booking.php

Free4U Computing Skills

Update your computer skills with one of these courses
  • Getting Started in Computing
  • Keyboarding
  • Introduction to Internet and Email
  • Introduction to Word 2016 Part 1
  • Introduction to Word 2016 Part 2
  • Introduction to Excel 2016
  • Introduction to Publisher 2016
  • Introduction to PowerPoint 2016
  • Introduction to Access 2016 (coming soon)
Check out the Free4U website page for more details.

https://unitec.wufoo.com/forms/free4u-computing-booking-form/

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Library update

During the mid year break we will be moving some of the library resources located in B180 (Te Puna) as follows:
  • Some of the older seldom used books on Levels 1-3 will be moved to our storage room in the basement of B180. 
  • About a third of the books on level 2 will move to to level 1
  • About half of the books on level 3 will move to level 2
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The reason for these changes is to prepare space for other library resources which are coming to Te Puna at the end of this year.

All resources will remain accessible and searchable through the Library’s catalogue. If you wish to access items in our storage area please talk to our Library Customer Service/Ask Me team (phone 0800 10 75 10) or login to LibrarySearch and request the item by following the steps here: https://guides.unitec.ac.nz/librarysearchhelp/requestbooks 

It is standard practice to do this type of activity in academic breaks in order to have minimal impact on the majority of students during semester time.

Please contact Anna Wheeler (Manager, Customer Servicer and Resources) if you have any questions about the move of library resources.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Unitec Research Bank outage


Kia ora koutou

From Monday 1 July to Sunday 21 July (three weeks), the Unitec Research Bank will be unavailable.

The outage is due to the migration of the Research Bank from the Waikato University servers, where it has been hosted for a number of years, to the Unitec servers. This process is happening for at least four organisations, as Waikato University has decided to no longer host the repositories of other institutions.

During this time, any links to research stored in the Research Bank will be broken, so please use other channels to share your work.

I apologise for any inconvenience caused and please be assured we will do what we can to have the Research Bank available again as quickly as possible. When it's available again, all links will be reinstated with no updates necessary.

Please contact Anna Wheeler for more information.

Ngā mihi

Marcus Williams
Director - Research and Enterprise

Happy Matariki - Māori New Year

Kia ora e te whānau,

Wishing you a happy Matariki, Māori New Year - Nga Mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori, ki a tatou katoa! 

Matariki (also known as the Pleiades cluster) signals the Māori New Year. This year Matariki rises above Aotearoa on Tuesday 25th June that announces the beginning of the traditional Māori New Year, an important time in the Māori calendar.

Traditionally, new year celebrations provided the opportunity for whānau to come together and celebrate with kai, korero and waiata and to reflect on the year gone by and begin planning for the new year ahead.

Unitec Library has resources both in print and electronic that gives more information about the history of Matariki. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue and our Matariki subject guide.

Come in and see our displays at both Te Puna and Waitākere Library.

Use the hashtag #matariki to follow the events on social media.

For more information, visit these websites:

 Ngā mihi nui

Te Puna Library

Waitākere Library


Friday, June 21, 2019

American Welding Society (AWS) eLibrary trial database until 14th July, 2019



Kia ora koutou,

We are trialing the American Welding Society (AWS) eLibrary until 14th July, 2019. AWS offers four packages namely: References (handbook), Video, Journal and Standards.

Please follow the link for the trial: https://awsdl.madcad.com/library/

Please have a look especially at the Reference and Video resources. We appreciate if you could give your feedback to Nora Amin at namin@unitec.ac.nz. Your feedback will help us make an informed decision on subscription. Please email Nora to obtain a user guide on how to navigate the eLibrary.

For technical enquiries,  please email their representative, Jack Sherry, at jack.sherry@igroupanz.com

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Nora
Library Knowledge Specialist
Engineering, Computing and part of Trades & Services 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Apply for a scholarship - see what is available

The following scholarships have opened for semester 2 2019. You may be eligible.  Check out the details below.

Maori Scholarships 
  • Te Pou Angitū – up to 5 scholarships. Valued at $3,000 towards tuition fees. Click here for more information.
  • Te Pou Aroha – up to 10 scholarships. Valued at $1,000. Click here for more information.
  • Te Pou Aupiki – up to 10 scholarships. Valued at $2,000 towards tuition fees. Click here for more information.
Pacific Scholarships 
  • Unitec Pacific Success Scholarships – 5 scholarships to give away. Valued at $3,000 towards tuition fees. Click here for more information.
  • Unitec Pacific Academic Support Scholarships – up to 37 scholarships. Valued at $1,000 towards educational related costs. Click here for more information.
  • Unitec Pacific Academic Progression Scholarships – up to 30 scholarships. Valued at $2,000 towards educational related costs. Click here for more information.
Equity Scholarship
  • Diverse Gender Scholarships – up to 2 scholarships each semester. $2,000 toward course related costs for full time study and $1,000 for part time. Click here for more information.
Waitākere Scholarships
  • Bachelor of Nursing Scholarships – up to 3 scholarships. Valued at $2,000. Click here for more information.
  • Bachelor of Social Practice Scholarships – up to 3 scholarships. Valued at $2,000. Click here for more information.
  • Waitematā DHB Health Scholarships – click here for more information.

For more information or if you need help with applying for the above scholarships there is a Scholarship Drop In session in Te Puna B180 (next to the Sushi bar) every Monday 11am – 1pm. Or alternatively you can send an email to scholarships@unitec.ac.nz for any further queries.

Malo Aupito,

Helena on behalf of the Scholarships team.