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2019 End-of-year Examination Results/Graduation

End-of-year examination results

Congratulations on completing the year here at UC. Your final grades for 2019 will be available online from 7pm today, Friday, 29 November. You will be able to access these by logging into myUC and selecting the link “Internal Transcript”.

If you haven’t already done so, please check that your myUC log-in is working before 4pm today. The IT Service Desk will be available until 8pm this evening on (03) 369 2223.

This is a period of high activity for the website and you may experience slower than usual performance. If a final grade does not appear on your transcript, please contact the department concerned during their normal business hours (typically 9am-5pm). Further information about results and appeals is available on the Results and Appeals webpage.

If you are returning to study with us in 2020 and have yet to re-enrol, you can do so now via the easy online re-enrolment process. If you have any questions about how your grades affect your study plans, please speak with the appropriate College adviser.

Graduation

If you’ve been confirmed as a graduand for the December graduation ceremonies, you will receive further instructions about a week before your ceremony. We will advise you if you are not eligible to graduate. Information about the April 2020 graduation ceremonies will be available on the Graduation web page in January.

Academic Progress Reviews

At the end of each semester, the University checks the academic progress of all students and the next check-up is about to take place.

At the end of each semester, students’ academic transcripts are reviewed to make sure they are on track to succeed in their studies and meet the professional requirements for their chosen degree. If you are not heading in the right direction you may have restrictions placed on your enrolment, or be excluded from your Award/UC.

If you are not on track with your studies, you may receive an academic progress letter between 10 and 13 December. Please check your student email account regularly to ensure you receive any important information relevant to your future study at UC.

For information on who can help you with the Academic Progress process and to find resources to help you get awesome results in your studies, check out the Academic Progress website.

Applying to graduate April 2020

Students, who are eligible to graduate at the April 2020 ceremonies, are invited to apply to graduate on-line via myUC  from 1 February to 8 March 2020.  Those students who are eligible to graduate and have indicated that they will be completing their degree/diploma this year will be sent further information in early February. If you do not receive this information, please visit Graduation or contact us for guidance.

You can choose to graduate in absentia rather than in person at a ceremony. The diploma is then mailed to you. Applications to graduate in absentia should also be submitted via myUC.

If you have any enquiries about graduation, please contact graduation@canterbury.ac.nz

Regards,

Barbara Albertson
Examination Arrangements Senior Co-ordinator
Records, Examinations & Graduation
University of Canterbury

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.