Mid-year exams and results – essential information

Mid-year examination room allocations
Room allocations for the 2019 mid-year exams will be available on Friday 31 May.  You will receive an email with your personal timetable but the full information will be posted on the examinations dates and timetables webpage. From next week, this information will also be available on noticeboards in the Engineering, Central, North Arts, Ernest Rutherford, Law & Otakaro Lecture blocks.

Please double-check that you have written down the right course codes, days and times of your examinations. You should report to the exam room no later than 10 minutes prior to the official start time.

Please also take the time before your exams to familiarise yourself with the UC examination instructions. Of particular note are the regulations regarding cellphones and watches in exams, and the UC Calculator policy for the identification of standard non-programmable calculators in exams. Exams which require an “approved” sticker are indicated in these instructions.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact the Examinations team.

Academic Skills Centre support
For assistance with revision and exam preparation, stress management and other academic matters, check out the courses running at the Academic Skills Centre.

Mid-year examination results
Final results for the mid-year exams held 10 – 22 June will be available online from 7pm on Friday 5 July.

Students can access their results by logging into the myUC and selecting the link “Internal Transcript & Results”. This is a period of high activity for myUC, so you may experience a slower than usual performance. If a final grade does not appear on your transcript, please contact the department concerned during normal business hours (9am-5pm).

Some College of Education courses run to a different schedule so any remaining Semester One results will be released as soon as they are available.

If you need further information about results and appeals you can find more on the Results and Appeals webpage.

Best wishes for your exams.

From one Postgrad to another: GradFest 2019

Winter GradFest is happening from 10 June to 14 June, with a variety of sessions to help you on your thesis journey. From statistics to literature reviews to research tools, this week will provide useful guidance and tips on the research process. Plus, there are social events where you can share your ups and downs with your fellow postgrads!

Whether you’re at the beginning, middle, or end of your postgraduate studies, you will find something helpful. If you’re just getting started, you may need to apply for ethics approval, which can be an intimidating process. Having someone explain the application and some of the common mistakes people make will save you time later on. You will also get a sense of the timeframe so you can better plan your schedule.

For those in the thick of the data collection or writing phases, you may be feeling really stressed and want to know how others in the academic world manage their stress. The panel of experts who will be speaking know what it’s like and will share some strategies that work for them. We all handle stress differently, but it’s comforting to know we are not alone and there are things that can help. There’s also a mindfulness session on the last day. If you haven’t tried this technique, now’s your chance to give it a go.

If you’re nearing the end of your postgraduate study, keep going! You’re almost there. You can listen to your fellow postgrads discuss their practical tips for getting to the end during the ‘Are we there yet?’ session. There’s also a session on the oral exam so you’ll feel more prepared for what this means for you.

Kara Kennedy – PHD student

Visit the Winter Gradfest webpage to check out all of the sessions and events happening.

Brought to you by the Academic Skills Centre, Postgraduate Office and UC Library.

Take a look inside Haere-roa, the new student building

After two years of construction, Haere-roa is getting closer and closer to the finish line. To get you prepped, the UCSA is taking you inside Haere-roa for a peek at all the great spaces and techy features.

Tune in each week for our video updates to see how construction is going in institutions like The Foundry and Ngaio Marsh Theatre.

First up is Sam Brosnahan, UCSA President, to talk about how far the building has come.

For more info about Haere-roa, visit the UCSA’s website. You can also follow Haere-roa on Facebook to learn more about upcoming events.