For general queries regarding Distance Learning contact the Distance Learning Administrative Assistant:
Distance Learning Office - Te Tari Ako Mai Tawhiti
Tel 64 3 479 4138
My background is in libraries, having worked in both academic and public libraries in Dunedin and Nelson from the early 1990s until 2007. I have first-hand experience of distance learning, completing a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) by distance through Victoria University in 1999. I have to say that these were two of the most challenging years I've ever experienced as I worked full-time while undertaking a half-time study load of two papers a trimester, but it was also very rewarding and opened up opportunities that would not have been available to me otherwise. My decision to move away from libraries at the beginning of 2008 was to find a better work-life balance, and I've been working part-time at the University of Otago since then in a variety of positions including Administrative Assistant, Receptionist, Research Assistant, and Assistant Research Fellow.
I can provide limited assistance to current and potential students, and if I can't give you the answers you are looking for, I can direct you to the people who can!
My hours are:
Monday: 8:30am - 12:15pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 12:15pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 12:15pm