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Exam room allocations

Room allocations for the 2015 end-of-year exams will be available on Friday, 16 October from the examinations dates and timetables webpage. From next week, this information will also be available on noticeboards in the Engineering, Central, North Arts and Arts South & 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 new regulations regarding cell phones 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.

Coming soon: Mid-year exam results!

Eeek! Mid-year exam results for most undergraduate Semester One courses will be available online this Friday evening (10 July)!

To check out your results, log into myUC and select the link “Internal transcript and results”.  Just be aware that because EVERYONE is going to be checking their results, you may experience a slower than usual performance of the internet.

If a final grade doesn’t appear on your transcript, don’t panic. Just  get in touch with the department/school concerned during normal business hours (9am-5pm) and they’ll be able to help.

Also, some College of Education courses run to a different schedule and results are released as soon as they are available after 10 July.

You can find further information about results and appeals on the Results and Appeals webpage.

Good luck everyone!

Exam Period: Study and Memory Tips

Exams are coming, so you have to get ready- whether you want to or not! The struggle is real. Here are the best tips I have for you to ace your exams.

  1. Figure out how you learn best: 
    -If you’re a visual learner then diagrams and mindmaps, visual organisers, colour coded notes, and flashcards will be good learning tools for you.
    -But if you’re a verbal learner then it might be effective for you to read your notes aloud, talk to others about what you’ve learned, listen to voice recordings of your notes and use tools such as mnemonics (like acronyms or rhymes).
  2. Look at your information in different ways: 
    Put it into diagrams, read it aloud, make flashcards, make songs and rhymes. The more ways you use the information, the more places it will be stuck in your brain- and it will be so much easier to recall when you need it!
  3. Know how to effectively read your notes:
    -If you need to read a large amount of content in a short amount of time make sure that you make the most of the chapter summaries ,book indexes and contents pages.
    -You can also get the main points just by reading the introduction and conclusion. Then if you need more information skim through the rest of the reading for the main points.
    -Lastly pay attention to the questions at the end of textbook chapters and test yourself to see if you can answer them.
  4. Make the most of your resources:
    Check the library website to see if your course has made past exam papers available online, These can be extremely helpful for deciding how to focus your study, as often the questions are very similar from year to year.
  5. Test your own recall:
    Using flashcards always works well for me. I find that its good to go through the cards and test myself by putting the ones I know in a pile, and the ones I don’t in another. Then as I go through them the ‘don’t know’ pile becomes smaller and smaller- which really boosts my confidence! You can also use a mindmap to write down everything you remember which will help you to see your gaps in your memory.Let us know your best exam tip! 🙂