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2018 End-of-year Examinations

Exam room allocations

Room allocations for the 2018 end-of-year exams will be available on Friday, 19 October from the examinations dates and timetables webpage>

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.  Students may enter an examination room 45 minutes after the start of the examination. 

No alternative sitting will be available if you miss your exam or arrive after 10.15am (for a morning exam) or 3.15pm (for an afternoon exam).  An exception to this is if you have valid grounds as covered under the regulations for Special Consideration.

Please also take the time before your exams to familiarise yourself with the UC examination instructions. Of particular note are the regulations regarding cell phones 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 this term.

End-of-year examination results

The 2018 final grades will be available online from 7.00pm on Friday, 30 November. 

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 postgraduate and College of Education, Health and Human Development courses run to a different schedule, so any remaining 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>

Term 3: workshops to help you prepare

Did you discover that your notes weren’t very helpful when you revised for your last exams? Would you like to learn how to schedule tasks more efficiently to better balance your studies with other activities? Think your writing could use improvement?

Take advantage of the 20 different free courses for undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate students run by the Academic Skills Centre during Term 3. There’s something for everyone, from taking effective notes, revising for exams, managing your time, and learning the basics of Excel and statistics.

Writing is also a key focus. Choose from courses featuring essay writing, paraphrasing, and proofreading. If you find it challenging when you’re given a question to answer for an assessment, come along to the “Understanding the Question” course to learn strategies for unpacking these prompts.

If English is not your first language, you can get assistance with reading, writing, speaking, and listening to gain valuable skills and confidence. There is an English Language Support Programme running once a week, as well as individual sessions for English Language Learners throughout the term.

The Library is also running workshops in Term 3 to make researching and referencing easier for you. Want to know how to use Multisearch or Google Scholar to find books and articles? Check out the “Find It!” and “Google Scholar” workshops. Trying to figure out APA referencing for your essay or report? There are several workshops on APA style as well as the EndNote referencing software.

See the programme and enrol for Academic Skills Centre courses here>
Enrol for library workshops here>

GradFest – it’s for postgrad students

Autumn Gradfest is 11 – 15 June and features a variety of sessions to help you on the thesis journey. You will also have opportunities to meet other postgrad students during the breaks and at the welcome social and showcase awards.

Many of the sessions are designed to give you practical tips about different aspects of the research and writing process. For example, you can learn more about note-taking and writing your literature review.

When you need to read and understand large amounts of material, it’s important to make the best use of your time. At GradFest you can also learn how technology can help you stay up-to-date and be more efficient.

Other sessions are focused on careers and cultural communication. These can help prepare you for applying and interviewing for jobs, as well as interacting with people from different backgrounds. There is also a new session where postgrad students discuss what helped them the most during their studies.

Whether you’re at the beginning, middle, or end of your thesis, there is something you’ll find helpful at Gradfest.

Register here>

Check out the full programme here>
See the timetable for everything on offer during GradFest>