Home > Library Blogs > Library News

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


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


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


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.


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.