30 March 2020

Preparing to Study at Home

Kia ora tatou,


Laidlaw’s Student Support team has been working hard over the past week to ensure that we can continue to provide the same services as always. We hope to be able to  offer reassurance and support as you prepare to study in new ways. In the forefront of our minds are all the changes you will need to make so that your study can continue at home.


Student Support Advisors are looking forward to connecting with you remotely and from today (Monday 30 March) we will be starting to get in touch to check how you’re doing. We want to make sure you’re up to date with all information and find out what support you may need. If you want to get in touch before we do please go ahead and contact your Student Support Advisor.


A “Studying at Home” page has been created in Moodle where all resources and information will be posted. We are developing and adding new resources as we go so we can keep you up to date. Make sure you check this page regularly.


One of the first resources we have put together is information about preparing to study at home, this includes:

  • Hardware and connectivity
  • Access and use of important software
  • Creating good rhythms to balance study, life, connecting and caring for others
  • How to be part of a great online class
  • How to get help when you need it


If you need to contact us for help getting set up use this document to find out who to contact. To contact your Student Support Advisor, see the list of contact details here.


What can you do now?

Monday 30 March marks the beginning of our mid-semester break, so we encourage you to take breaks as you normally would and also study as you normally would (as much as you are able in this crazy time). If you can, make some time over the next week to run through these check lists to get yourself set up for study and to be ready to join your classes from Tuesday 14 April. The sooner you are able to start preparing, the sooner we will be able to help you with any problems that arise.


May the deep peace of Christ be with you, the strong arms of the Father sustain you and the power of the Holy Spirit strengthen you in every way.


Aroha nui,

The Student Support Team