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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Start strong in 2019

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
  • Effective strategies for academic reading
  • Essay writing essentials
  • Establishing an Effective Study Routine (preview, review and notetaking)
  • How to read a journal article
  • How to study effectively
  • Introduction to academic writing
  • Key study skills
  • Oral presentations
  • Paraphrasing: Writing effectively in your own words
  • Report writing essentials
  • Taking notes in lectures
  • Time Management
  • Tips for assignment writing
  • Writing a good paragraph
See the 2019 Semester 1 Academic Skills and Career Workshops timetable


Postgraduate Workshops

Topics covered in workshops are
  •  Academic writing for postgraduate study
  •  APA Referencing
  •  Critical thinking
  •  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
  •  Report writing essentials
  •  Research ethics: How to prepare a strong application
See the 2019 Semester 1 Postgraduate workshop timetable


Career Workshops

Topics covered in workshops 
  • Career Essentials: CV workshop
  • Career Essentials: Looking for a job? Here's how!
  • Career Essentials: Making a good impression with employers. Preparing for Career Expos and networking
  • Career Essentials: Making the most of Expos and other employment opportunities
  • 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


Free4U Computing Skills

Update your computer skills with one of these courses
  • Getting Started in Computing
  • Keyboarding
  • Introduction to Internet and Email (including Outlook)
  • 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.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Parking at Unitec using the Parking App

Approximately 60% of Unitec carparks are free.  Parking information at Unitec

Other carparks on the Mt Albert campus use the app Inugo.

Here's how to use Inugo at Unitec
  1. Download the Inugo app from Google Play or the App Store
  2. Arrive at Unitec carpark, open the app and all the parking details will appear
  3. Alter session time to suit you
  4. Enter car registration plate number
  5. Press the green bar, confirm details and accept charges to start a parking session
  6. The session will expire automatically
  7. Debt or credit card is automatically charged on expiry and a receipt emailed

Monday, February 11, 2019

Lost Library Book Amnesty and Changes to Overdue Fines

Lost book Amnesty

From 11 February 2019 to 31 March 2019 if you bring your lost books back we will waive all overdue fines connected to the books so you will have nothing to pay.

Changes to overdue fines

From 11 February 2019 we will no longer charge overdue fines for 'general loan items' unless the item is recalled by another library user. 'General loan items' are on the open shelves in each of our Unitec Library locations.

Updated overdue fines amounts

Reason for fine Fine per item Maximum fine
Overdue general loan items No fine No fine
Overdue 2 hour short loans - course reading items on short loan / desk copy items 50 cents per HOUR $50.00
Overdue 24 hour short loans* $4.00 per day $50.00
Overdue 3 day short loans* $4.00 per day $50.00
Overdue recalled items - ie items that another user has requested to borrow $1.00 per day $50.00
Overdue interloan items 20 cents per day $20.00

*Fines on short loan items
For short loan items the fine is calculated from the time overdue and increases for each day following. For example, an item returned 20 hours late will incur an $8 fine - $4 for the overdue hours on the day it was due, plus $4 for overdue hours on the day it was returned, irrespective of the time the item was originally issued. 

Lost item fines after the amnesty

Once an item is overdue for 8 weeks, the library considers it lost and the borrower will incur a replacement cost charge. If the item is returned the replacement cost is waived. Usually overdue fines will then be applied. However, from 11 February 2019 overdue fines will not be applied for general loan items after a lost general item is returned.

Friday, February 08, 2019

New Subject Guide on Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Tēnā koutou katoa,

Check out the new subject guide for information on Te Tiriti o Waitangi -The Treaty of Waitangi.

Unitec Library has resources available both in print and electronic to help you gain knowledge and become familiar with New Zealand history.

To find further resources, you can search the catalogue using the subjects Tiriti o Waitangi or Treaty of Waitangi (1840).

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