Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you?

SANITI is located in the NMIT Student Centre which is in the middle of Nelson Campus

Who do I contact if I need assistance?

SANITI office on (03) 546-2425 or You can also use our 'contact us' page

If I am not based in Nelson, how can I still receive assistance from SANITI?

Please visit our contact page has resources allocated to supporting students who are studying away from Nelson - we aim to visit all campuses multiple times a year.

Why should I come to SANITI for assistance?

Because we offer FREE Independent, confidential advice. The Association has 18 years experience working with student issues, and an in-depth knowledge of NMIT policies and procedures from Academic Appeals to Serious Misconduct.

If I am a part-time student am I still eligible for SANITI services?

YES! All students enrolled through NMIT are eligible to use SANITI services.


I am not happy with the job my NMIT tutor is doing, what can I do?

Contact your NMIT Programme Area Leader. If you don’t know who they are, ask at your school reception. Still having no luck, or want some support contact SANITI

My Class had been cancelled and I want to complain, how do I do it?

Contact your NMIT Programme Area Leader. If you don’t know who they are, ask at your Programme Reception. If you’re still having no luck or want some support contact SANITI

I feel that I am being harassed by another student, can you help me?

Yes. Contact SANITI. NMIT has a harassment policy (Harassment policy) available online at We are happy to support you through the process.

I got a poor mark for an assignment, is it possible to get it reassessed?

Depends on the course. Refer to your course regulations (you should have been given them as part of your handbook) or ask your tutor or Programme Leader. Still having no luck or want some support contact SANITI.

I have been accused of plagiarising, how can you support me?

SANITI has support people who are knowledgeable about NMIT policies and procedures. Contact us and we can provide information or support you through the process.

I missed a test can I re-sit it? What are my options?

Approach your tutor first, if you have a genuine reason for missing the test or a medical certificate a re-sit may be an option. Other options may be available speak to your tutor or NMIT Programme Area Leader. Still having no luck or want some support contact SANITI.

Personal Help

I have no money and I can’t pay my bills, can you help me?

There may be a number of avenues available through Studylink, WINZ, SANITI’s own hardship system or community agencies. Contact SANITI and we can steer you in the right direction.

I just bought a car and it has crapped out, what should I do?

Is going back to the people you brought it off an option? If not you may have rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act. Try Citizens Advice Bureau or your Local Community Law Office. Still having no luck or want some support contact SANITI.

My personal life is a mess and I’m stressed out and in danger of failing my course, What should I do?

NMIT offers three free counselling sessions to students (nationwide) through ‘OCP’. Call 0800 377 990 to make an appointment (you will need your NMIT Student ID number). Still having no luck or want some support contact SANITI.

Our landlord is trying to kick us out, what should we do?

Try contacting the Tenancy Services 0800 83 6262. Still having no luck or want some support contact SANITI.

I am having trouble finding child care for my child. what can SANITI do for me?

There may be options through Campus Corner located on NMIT’s Nelson Campus. You can contact them directly on 548 0104 or through the NMIT Learner Journey Team. Other options may be available through WINZ, Barnardos or Oscar. Contact SANITI for more information.

SANITI as a Organisation 

What does the word SANITI stand for?

SANITI is the acronym for Student Association of Nelson-Marlborough Institute of Technology Incorporated.

When was SANITI established?

SANITI was registered as an incorporated society in August 2002.

Why was SANITI established?

A referendum took place in March 2002 and NMIT students voted to establish a compulsory students association.

Who governs SANITI?

NMIT students govern SANITI by way of the Executive council. Members of the Executive are elected twice a year at the AGM [Annual General Meeting] and the SGM [Second General Meeting].

What is the purpose of SANITI?

The purpose of SANITI is to provide an effective student voice and to promote student issues within the institution as well as national student issues.


Who has to pay Student Association fees?

All enrolled NMIT students are members of SANITI for FREE!  If you do not wish to be a member of SANITI, you can opt out by emailing the President at

What am I entitled to as a member of SANITI?

You are entitled to receive representation and advocacy on all issues relating to your course of study.

Student Executive develops a Strategic/Operational Plan and Budget to reflect the priorities of the student body

These plans and a budget are approved by the student body at the Second General meeting in October each year.

DDI 03 546 2425 or
NMIT 03 546 9175 ext. 835

03 546 2426



Office hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am - 5pm
Friday: 8:30am - 3pm

Mailing Address: 
322 Hardy Street, Nelson
Private Bag 19, Nelson, 
New Zealand 7010