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Unexpected exam results? Check out this practical guide

The possibility of failing is an inescapable part of life. Truth is, failing happens, and it happens even to very successful people. Often, what makes the biggest difference is the attitude we take towards failure, and the practical steps we take when it happens. We’ve put together three pieces of advice to help you move forward.

Step one: Deal with the feels

  • be kind to yourself
  • give yourself some time out
  • focus on self-comfort
  • get some exercise or hang out with friends

Step two: Evaluate the situation

  • do some detective work to find out what went wrong
  • determine what you had control over
  • talk to a classmate
  • talk to course staff

Step three: Make a plan of action

  • think about positive next steps to help improve
  • eg, ask questions in classes and tutorials
  • talk with support staff for their advice
  • reframe how you think about failing

Read more about practical steps you can take here. 

Even famous people experience setbacks, check out what Barack Obama encountered early on in his political career.

“I first ran for Congress in 1999, and I got beat. I just got whooped. I had been in the state legislature for a long time, I was in the minority party, I wasn’t getting a lot done, and I was away from my family and putting a lot of strain on Michelle. Then for me to run and lose that bad, I was thinking maybe this isn’t what I was cut out to do. I was forty years old, and I’d invested a lot of time and effort into something that didn’t seem to be working…

For him, the solution was to refocus his thoughts away from questions of whether his decision to enter politics was right, and concentrate instead on the work that lay ahead.

…the thing that got me through that moment, and any other time that I’ve felt stuck, is to remind myself that it’s about the work. Because if you’re worrying about yourself—if you’re thinking: ‘Am I succeeding? Am I in the right position? Am I being appreciated?’ – then you’re going to end up feeling frustrated and stuck. But if you can keep it about the work, you’ll always have a path. There’s always something to be done.” —Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

Mid-year exam results – what you need to know

Exam results for most mid-year exams will be available online on the evening of Friday, 5 July 2019. 

Access your results by logging into myUC and selecting ‘Internal transcript and results’.

This is a period of high activity for the website so it may be slower than usual. If a final grade does not appear on your transcript, please contact the department/school concerned during normal business hours (9am-5pm).

Some College of Education courses run to a different schedule and results will be released as soon as they are available after 5 July.

If you need information about results and appeals. Visit UC’s Results and Appeals webpage>

Academic progress
UC monitors the academic progress of all students and academic transcripts are reviewed at the end of each semester to ensure students are on track to both succeed in their studies, and meet the professional requirements of their chosen degree.

Depending on the outcome of the review, you may receive an academic progress letter by email between 10 and 12 July. Please check your student email account regularly, especially at that time, to ensure you are receiving all important correspondence relevant to your future study at UC. 

To find out more about UC’s Academic Progress process and find resources to help you get great results in your studies, visit the Academic Progress website here>

Applying to graduate
Students who are eligible to graduate as a result of their 2019 exams can submit their application to do so through UC’s Graduation website>

  • Applications for December 2019 ceremonies will be open from 1 – 31 August 2019.
  • Students can apply for the December ceremonies in anticipation of passing their remaining courses required in Semester 2.
  • Applications for the April 2020 ceremonies will open in February 2020. 
  • Students are welcome to apply to graduate in absentia, and receive their diploma by mail.

Be sure to apply by the specified deadline/s to avoid missing your chosen graduation ceremony.

For more information about graduation, please contact graduation@canterbury.ac.nz.

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.