Kaha Ake! Power Up - Your support place for learning online

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Kaha Ake! Power Up is your centralised place to support student online learning. Here you can access links, stories/tips from your peers, helpful insights from staff, and practical information from around the world to ensure you get a great experience. New content will be regularly developed and uploaded based on a theme.

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Current theme: Reflect and plan for next semester

You have now reached the end of your semester. Listen to some excellent advice from an alumna, a current student and a professor to help you reflect on this semester, and better prepare and plan for next semester.

Insights from people like you

Divya was the 2019 Student Association President and is a recent engineering graduate. She has some useful recommendations for you based on her own experiences of reflecting and planning during her time at AUT.

Taylor is a current student and peer mentor. She talks about how learning online has changed the way she has approached her studies, so she is better able to plan.

Thoughts from inside your uni

Professor Desna Jury talks about the importance of reflecting on your studies, tools to get you organised and long-term planning. Some wise advice worth listening to.

Voices from the outside

Did you know that reflective practice is a tool for improving your learning both as a student and in relation to your work and life experiences? It takes time to learn the technique of reflective practice, however in the end it will save you time and energy.

Read more about how to do this

Read a light-hearted blog from a student at Vanderbilt University, USA, on changes she is going to implement after reflecting on her first semester.

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