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Am I Ready to Begin?

Kei ahau nga rauemi e hiahia ana ahau kia angitu ahau. I have the resources I need to succeed"

Before you start, let’s make sure you have the tools and resources you need to succeed.

Take the Quiz

This tool helps you to self-assess if you’re ready to begin your course. If you answer ‘no’ to any of the questions, we’ll give you some advice on how to get organised.

1- I have access to a desktop or laptop computer.

Great!

If you won’t have regular access to a desktop or laptop computer by the time your course begins, call our enrolments team on 0800 328 269. It may be a good idea to delay your course start date to give you time to sort this out.

2. I have a comfortable, well-lit place to study.

3. I have logged in to the portal using the username and login details sent to me by email.

Wow, you’re organsied! Ka pai hoki koe – good on you!

It’s a good idea to do this now! If you haven’t received your login details, please check your junk folder then email our IT Support team at [email protected] or call 0800 328 269.

4. I have checked my course description to make sure I have fulfilled the technical requirements.

Great, that means you’ll be ready to go as soon you begin!

Follow this link to do this now.

5. I have updated my internet browser to the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

Perfect – another thing crossed off the list!

Visit this page for instructions on how to update your internet browser.

6. I have enabled pop ups in my browser.

Fantastic – this will make it easier for you to view course content!

Visit this page for instructions on how to allow pop ups in your browser.

7. I know how to access Office 365 and set up my Outlook inbox.

Anō te pai – that’s awesome!

Visit the IT Support and Online Tools page for information on how to access and install Office 365. You can use these instructions to set up your Outlook inbox.

8. If I have applied for a student loan/student allowance, it will processed before the course start date.

Perfect – just call our enrolments team on 0800 328 269 if there are any hiccups.

Call our enrolments team on 0800 328 269. It may be a good idea to delay your course start date to give you time to sort this out.

9. I know that I have time to study around my work and family commitments.

That’s great – and remember there’s plenty of support available if you’re ever feeling stressed or overwhelmed.

Try this study time calculator to see if you have enough time available to study. You may need to reconsider some of your commitments or speak with friends, whānau and your workplace about how they can support you.

Student Success Toolbox. 2016. Study time calculator. Available from www.studentsuccess.ie

 

 

10. I’ve told my friends and whānau about my plans to study.

Great – telling your support network is so important!
Tell them today! It’s a decision you should be proud of, and their support may make all the difference.