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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.


Find programme and workshops at the Academic Skills Centre here>

The Student Success Team

Exam results – Alex says ‘recharge, refresh, keep going’

Just had your first exams? Alex Holmes gives some great advice if you’re feeling nervous about results.

The main thing now is to give yourself a good break away from university life. I can imagine it has been a pretty full on semester at UC so it’s probably time to unwind and have some fun.

Results this semester come out on Friday 6 July. Remember everyone is in the same boat as you. Believe it or not, that bad mark you think you have may be on scale with the rest of your class, so they might scale it, or it isn’t as bad as you thought it would be.

Life at UC is very different to what school was, so don’t be worried if it doesn’t go exactly as you wanted it to. There are plenty of options to consider, a bad exam result isn’t the end and there are steps forward to continue doing what you are doing.

Remember to have an enjoyable and adventurous break and come back recharged and refreshed for another semester. Make the most of all that is on offer here, there is plenty to do and balance is key.

Alex Holmes

BCom Marketing and Finance-Graduated 2018
Master of Commerce-2018
UCSA Executive-2018

Exam stress? The library is here to help!

Congratulations, you made it through Semester One. You are probably busy studying for exams, perhaps feeling a little anxious. Don’t worry, UC libraries have you covered. There is a wealth of resources and information available to help you.

Firstly, UC library staff. We like to think that we are a friendly, helpful bunch. We’re here to make your life easier, customer services staff, subject librarians and our IT specialists

Central library levels 6-11 are silent study floors, whilst 2, 3 and 4 are for group study. Level 4 contains our Education library collection, with bonus study booths and beanbags!

Take a look at our past exam papers web page for practice. We don’t supply answers though! You can also contact us through Ask Live, an instant message librarian service.

Until Friday 22 June, Central and EPS libraries are offering free tea and coffee, and Central is staying open from 8.00am- 11.00pm every day. Need a break from study? There is always a jigsaw puzzle you can add a couple of pieces to.

Look what was achieved! 2000 pieces!

Follow us on social media. Like us on Facebook; we offer useful study tips year round, not just at exam time. We are also on Twitter, and Instagram @uclibrary

Remember, we are here to help you! Please feel free to approach us, and if we can’t help, we will point you in the direction of someone who can! Check out our webpage for more information>

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