Category Archives: Student Success

Opportunities and advice for making the most of your time at UC, as well as stories featuring students who are excelling in their field.

Semester One Examination Timetable

The mid-year examinations will be held from Monday, 11 June to Saturday, 23 June.  The timetable will be available from Friday, 23 March on the Examinations website. You will also get an e-mail with your personal timetable.

Please make sure that you check the dates and times of your examinations carefully. It is also important that you avoid making any personal commitments during the examination period as you are expected to be available to sit your exams as scheduled. Holiday plans are not valid grounds for the rescheduling of exams.

Room allocation information will be published on the Examinations website on the last day of lectures for Semester One (1 June).

Calculator checks

Calculator checks for courses that need it are available from the Information Desk (Matariki, Level 1) on a drop-in basis. Please see Examination Instructions for further information.

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 this term.

UC initiatives to counter harassment

This week included International Women’s Day, celebrating the contributions and achievements of women around the world.

It’s also a time where there is international discussion and debate about important issues such as consent, harassment and assault. The UC community is a part of this, for example,  a #Metoo panel discussion on campus was held on International Women’s Day.

At UC we’re a community of people committed to creating a campus culture of belonging, understanding, inclusiveness and caring. Ākonga Tū, Ākonga Ora.

As a student you will try new things, make mistakes and learn from them, but you still have a responsibility to keep yourself and others safe and not bring UC into disrepute. 

UC Policy
It’s important to re-state that sexual harassment or bullying of any kind on campus or online is definitely not ok.  This is covered in our Staff Code of Conduct and Student Codes of Conduct and the Harassment policy.  Have you checked out the brochure Know the Code?

If you experience harassment or sexual assault there is support and services available.

Find information about support services available for victims of sexual assault here>

Find information and advice if you are concerned about sexual harassment here> 

Future initiatives
There are always things we can do better. An Anti-Sexual Violence Working Group has been set up.

The group has identified the following initiatives to progress in 2018:

1. Improving communications about sexual harassment including setting clearer expectations of behaviour and who to approach for help.

2.    Establishing a network of UC and UCSA staff who can be first points of contact and engage sensitively and on a confidential basis to support students wishing to talk about their experiences and making appropriate referrals. Reviewing and improving the clarity of process.

3.       Delivering appropriate training for service providers and bystanders.

 The UCSA Executive Equity and Wellbeing representative Laura O’Dwyer and the UCSA Advocacy and Welfare Manager Ee-Li Hong are members of the working group and would be happy to connect with you.

Ngā mihi

Prof Ian Wright
Acting Vice-Chancellor.

Heads up first-year students, we’re calling you

Attention all first-year students, you’ll be getting a phone call from us this week!

Every year since 2015 we’ve been calling all first-year students to UC to check-in and find out how you are doing. This gives us an opportunity to let you know what support is available to you. The caller will be a senior student, usually in the same college as you. They know how daunting these first few weeks can be, so they are calling to see how they can help. If you miss the call we’ll send you a follow-up email with information about support services.

If you have any questions about the call out contact Senior Student Experience Advisor Jeni Moir by email