Academic Support

We are committed to your achievement and success and aim to support you in every way we can, wherever you are. Our message to you is, no matter what barriers or difficulties you face that impact on your learning, ask us. We can help!

  • Do you want some tips and techniques for sitting exams? 

  • Would you like to improve the way you remember and recall information? 

  • Do you know how to plan and balance your study with other commitments? 

  • Can you identify skills you would like to develop for your studies? 

  • Do you understand what is expected in your assignments? 

  • Do you know how to correctly structure your assignments? 

  • Do you know how to correctly reference your assignments?

Academic Support

Our Academic Advisors help students to develop skills to become more effective learners. We can help identify the gaps in your learning and suggest strategies to enhance studying. These could be in areas such as time management, essay writing, referencing or memorising information for exams.

We have Student Advisors to support you with any issues that may impact on your study:

  • essay writing
  • referencing
  • critical thinking
  • understanding assignment and assessment processes

Make an appointment

Logging in with your NorthTec-Microsoft Account.

Many NorthTec services use the same Microsoft authenticated log-in:

  • Username - Your username will be your student ID number e.g. 2006000009
  • Password - If you have not changed your password before, your default NorthTec password will be your birthdate in such format: dMmmyyyy e.g 1Jan1970.

Your password lasts for an entire year unless you chose to change it. If you enter your password incorrectly three times, your account will be temporarily locked for 30 minutes. We encourage you to sign up for our self-service password reset tool. This will allow you to reset your password or unlock your account at any time from your own device.

Grant Beran

Grant Beran

Academic Advisor (International)

Grant provides academic and English support to international students.
Phone: 09 470 4168
Email: gberan@northtec.ac.nz

Iris Hutchinson

Iris Hutchinson

Academic Advisor (Domestic)

Iris provides academic support to students.
Phone: 09 470 4116
Email: ihutchinson@northtec.ac.nz

Photo of Kieran Beggs

Kieran Beggs

International Student Learning Advisor (Auckland Campus)

Kieran is a Student Advisor at the NorthTec International Auckland Campus
Phone: 09 470 3604
Email: kbeggs@northtec.ac.nz

Sally-anne Kelly

Sally-Anne Kelly

Academic Learning Advisor (Disabilities)

Sally-anne provides academic support to students with a disability or learning difficulty.

Phone: 027 281 0622
Email: sakelly@northtec.ac.nz

Whaea Meri Nathan, Kaiarahi Ako

Whaea Meri Nathan

Kaiarahi Ako (Kaupapa Māori Academic Advisor)

Whaea Meri provides academic support for ākonga (learners) who prefer to work in groups and engage through Te Ao Māori principles and practices.

Phone: 09 470 3701
Email: menathan@northtec.ac.nz

Learning and Study Resources

The link below will take you to the new Learning and Study resources page on the NorthTec library site. 

http://libguides.northland.ac.nz/learningandstudyresources

This resource is by no means the be all and end all of the resources that you, as a student, will need whilst you are studying, but we hope that it encompasses the majority of questions and issues that you may have during your learning journey.

The files are all digital so there’s the option of being paper free, downloading to a computer or USB, or printing for your own files.