COVID-19

Aotearoa/New Zealand will commence a staggered move to Alert Level 2 from Thursday 14 May. Here is some important information to help you. If you are interested in studying at EIT please email info@eit.ac.nz so we can help you with your study options.

We are open - with limited services

We have heard from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on May 11th that Aotearoa/New Zealand will commence a staggered move to Alert Level 2 from Thursday 14 May.

In line with the Government advice, EIT students and staff will continue to study and work from home, as much as possible.  This means that unless there is an absolute requirement for students to be on campus to meet their course learning outcomes, we expect distance learning to continue. There are practical aspects to many of our programmes, and where specialised on-campus facilities are needed to ensure that you complete your qualification, you will hear from your School or Programme Coordinator, if you have not already heard. 

Please do not come onto campus for your programme learning until you have been notified by your EIT School or Programme Coordinator.

You will either have already heard or hear from them by Wednesday May 13..   If you have not heard from them, please contact your Programme Secretary. 

EIT is open to handle your study enquiry from Thursday May 14, from 8 am to 4.30 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may have questions that could be answered by our Frequently Asked Questions.

Studylink

Here is information from STUDYLINK’s website:

“While New Zealand is at Alert Level 4 and your provider is unable to deliver your course on campus you will continue to be paid, as long as you remain enrolled. If your provider offers the option for you to study part-time or full-time study from home, you need to meet these requirements of your course.”

Ministry of Education Update

Read here the update from the Ministry of Education about financial student support and tips for your wellbeing.

Look after yourself

We know there is plenty of information online, and on the news.

You may need or want our help from EIT. Please take it easy – we are in this for the long haul and our health and family’s needs are the main priority.

You can get more help from:

EIT’s Library and Learning Support, access them through MyEIT.

Younited is open, offering independent advice on student welfare and advocacy issues. Please call Younited General Manager, Matt Gough on 027 523 4579 or e-mail info@younited.ac.nz or via Facebook Younited Hawkes Bay or Younited Tairawhiti.

Your GP or local community health centre
Youthline – 0800 376 633 or www.youthline.co.nz

Need to Talk by calling or texting 1737

In an emergency always call 111

Stay home and stay safe.

He waka eke noa – We are all in this together.

Information for Students

Where possible, teaching staff are preparing your learning materials and many are already delivering online. Your tutors/lecturers/Programme Coordinators will be in touch with you as they have academic content ready for you, as well as up to date news about your assessments.

If you have not yet heard from your programme team, and you are concerned, please contact your Programme Coordinator immediately. They are there to help you.

Please keep in touch with us so that you can continue to learn. As you normally would, contact your tutors/lecturers, Programme Coordinator or email covid19@eit.ac.nz.

You can make bookings for online appointments with learning advisors, librarians, disability and wellbeing, and student support staff from all campuses. All the links for booking appointments are on MyEIT.

Check your email for more information and to get help with your learning.

Unite against COVID-19

As always, we encourage people to stay safe and follow all guidance of the government at https://covid19.govt.nz/

EIT Hawke's Bay COVID-19 Case Update

On 8 April 2020, there was one confirmed COVID-19 case in the EIT Hawke’s Bay community however ,there has been no transmission within the EIT Hawke’s Bay community.  Please read more below for an update about this case.

EIT Incident Control Team

EIT has an Incident Control Team (ICT) working on the protection and health of all of the EIT student and staff community. The team has prepared EIT pandemic action plans guided by the developing Ministry of Health guidelines and is working behind the scenes to support EIT students and staff through the COVID-19 lockdown.

Academic Business Continuity Group

EIT has established an Academic Business Continuity (ABC) Group.  There are many aspects to this group’s work, however, the overall aim is to ensure that student learning is able to continue during the COVID-19 crisis.