Resources and support
We regularly update this handbook and its linked resources. Please contact Te Puna Ako if you would like to see more on particular aspects of assessment.
Waikato Students' Union (WSU)
WSU offers advocacy services for students on a variety of matters. The WSU can support you, for example, if there is an academic misconduct complaint made against you.
The e-Tuts team is a group of University of Waikato students who help staff and students with teaching and learning technology, including Moodle, Turnitin, Panopto, Mahara, and citation management software such as EndNote and Zotero. The e-Tuts consult with students one-on-one and run workshops to help them better utilise technology in their learning.
The University of Waikato Library
The Library has high quality relevant information for your assignments, and they can help you develop your information literacy skills by teaching you how to:
- Search effectively
- Evaluate what you find to determine if it’s useful (is it peer reviewed, for instance?)
- Reference correctly*
Before doing anything, check out the Reading List for your paper and see what your lecturer recommends - type your course code (e.g. HLTSC102) into the Reading list search box.
If you need more information visit the Subject Portals which recommend databases, books, journals, dictionaries and encyclopedias for each major subject area.
If you’re not sure what you need from the library, please contact us here to be directed to the right place.
*For help with EndNote and other citation management software, see above for how to reach the e-Tuts team.
Student Services provide a central service for student welfare, support and accommodation, and policies, information, advice and services relating to student administration and academic matters.
- Māori ki Waikato
- Pacific Support
- International Student Services
- Accessibility Services
- Student Health (including mental health support)
- Wellbeing Hub
Study Advising Programme
Study Advising is a programme designed to help new students over their first year of undergraduate study. Every first year student is automatically allocated a dedicated staff member – a Study Advisor.
Ambrose, S.A., Bridges, M.W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M.C., & Norman, M.K. (2023). How learning works: Seven research-based principles for smart teaching (2nd ed.). John Wiley & Sons.
Te Puna Ako - Centre for Tertiary Teaching & Learning wishes to acknowledge the work of the former Teaching Development Unit in the initial development of this handbook and associated assessment material. Thank you also to the many staff from around the university who provided comments on different sections of the handbook, and to Maria-Teresa Corino, who copyedited the handbook text and designed the web interface.
For information about images in this handbook, see these articles on some of the murals and other artwork which have enriched and brightened the University of Waikato Hamilton and Tauranga campuses in recent years.