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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>

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 late afternoon 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.”

  • Need to figure out what the problem is and what to do next? Read about 40 minute consultations here and to make an appointment phone (03) 369 3900.
  • Need help with time management, essay writing, proof reading, presenting, note-taking, the English language, avoiding plagiarism and much more? Check out the awesome Academic Skills Centre programme here>

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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