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End of year exam timetable, checks and support

The end-of-year examinations will be held from Monday, 29 October to Thursday, 15 November. 

The timetable will be available from Friday, 17 August 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 Two (19 October).

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.

 

Nothing is a mistake if we learn from it – making choices after exam results

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Have you ever walked around campus and thought that everyone around you looks as though they are coping, and completely have it together while you are freaking out on the inside?

 That’s pretty normal and you are not alone says UC Academic Skills Centre Learning Advisor Jacqui Tither.

“People are a bit like swans. Above the water they look calm and serene, and below the water they are all paddling like crazy to keep afloat and moving.

If you are worried for any reason about your exam results, Semester Two is one of the best times to think about your next steps and take action, she says.

“Nothing is a mistake if we learn from it. Get a bit of help. You’ve had assignments and your exams. Now you know what happens you can made some changes in a prepared way and adjust what you do in future.”

She says often some guidance at the Academic Skills Centre and making small changes can get the results you need.

“You might need to tighten up your writing, or get some ideas for time management, or understand more about how your brain works with short and long term memory.  Advisors at the Academic Skills Centre will help you pinpoint what needs to change, why, and how you can make the change.”

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Read on for more awesome inspirational advice from Jaqcui.

Help seeking is the number 1 life skill.

“It’s ok to have a challenge as long as you hang in there and seek help. Help seeking is the number 1 skill in life. It’s not about being needy, it’s about needing help at times.

At the Academic Skills Centre our goal is to upskill you so you become independent.

People can be too scared to look at a problem. We just give them the courage to look and plan and move out of avoiding the problem.

I love helping people because I know what a difference it makes. I have a lot of empathy for people who feel like they’re struggling. You’re not born with skills. Some people can transition in to study really easily, but some people need to learn what an academic essay looks like. It’s just that people come from such varied backgrounds.”

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International students – are you thinking about exam results?

Are you looking over your results and wishing you had done better? It can feel overwhelming to do your assignments or exams. It can also be discouraging to receive feedback and marks that are not what you’re used to. 

Remember that it takes time to learn how things work in a different academic environment. Using a second language can also put more stress on you and affect your performance.

The good news is you’re not alone, and there is support here at UC for you.

The Academic Skills Centre is located on the third floor of the Puaka-James Hight Library. It offers several resources to help you improve your academic results, including online resources.

If you need assistance with writing, check out the four-part Introduction to Essay Writing course. You can also book a consultation with a Learning Advisor to review your writing one on one.

If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, come along to the Speaking and Listening for English Language Learners workshops

For assistance dealing with cultural adjustment and transition, anxiety, worry, or stress, staff at the Student Care and UC Health Centre provide wonderful support.

It’s ok to ask for help, it’s part of being a successful student.

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The Student Success Team