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Semester 1 exam timetable available from Fri 26 March

The mid-year examinations will be held from Monday 14 June to Saturday 26 June.  The timetable will be available from Friday 26 March 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 One (Friday 4 June).

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.

Te Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | 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.

All the best for your studies this semester.

Barbara Albertson
Examination Arrangements Senior Co-ordinator
Examinations Office

Make the most of study and assignment support at UC

Whew, we’re a month into Semester One, and exams and assignments are starting to sneak up… Build on your strengths and boost your study skills with UC’s student support services.  

Top Tips and Tools

  • AKO | LEARN is your go-to site, providing all the details and resources for each of your courses. Use it to keep up to date with your assignments, due-dates and get in touch with your classmates!
  • Use UCGO to keep an eye on your timetable, access your emails and more.
  • Think of your degree as a full time job, where you’ll be working 40 hours a week. Make yourself a daily task list and treat yourself when you tick something off – you’re working hard, you deserve it!   
  • Keep a calendar of your assignments, when they’re due and how much they count towards your final grade.
  • With the mid-semester break coming up, it’s a great chance to catch up on your studies, review your progress and plan ahead for the rest of the semester.

Need Specific Advice?

  • You can have a one-on-one with your lecturers or tutors during their regular office hours, where they’ll be available to chat about course content.
  • Check in with our kaitohutohu ākonga | student advisors – each college has its own team, who can help you plan out your courses and degree options.
  • Kickstart your research by booking an appointment with a specialist librarian for your subject(s).
  • Want to talk to someone who’s done it all before? Having a mentor is an awesome opportunity to get all the info from someone who’s been there, done that. Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care advisors are here if you need to discuss getting on top of things, help understanding UC or any challenges or concerns that are facing you during study.
  • If you’re ākonga Māori, you can find tautoko (support) on your studies or uni life in general from our Kaiurungi in UC Māori.
  • Pasifika students can tap into the support on offer from the Pacific Development Team.

Te Pokapū Pūkenga Ako | Academic Skills Centre

If you have a question about how to get the most out of your study, Te Pokapū Pūkenga Ako is the place to go! Offering free workshops, drop-in sessions and appointments where you can have your work reviewed and critiqued before submission, the Academic Skills Centre (on the third floor of Puaka – James Hight Library) is here to help you succeed. 

Te Ratonga Whaikaha | Disability Service

The Disability Service assists students by providing appropriate, specialist resources, such as interpreters, notetakers, assistive technology and special arrangements for exams.

When Life Gets in the Way

Somethings things go wrong and it’s out of your control. If you’re having trouble with assessments due to unforeseen circumstances or impaired performance, you can apply for special consideration for assessment here.

The team at UC wants to see you succeed, so be sure to visit Te Pae Oranga | Wellbeing Hub for all the resources to help you make the most of your time on campus. He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

UC Virtual Exchange mid-year break 2021 (Arts)

Take a UC Virtual Exchange this mid-year break in 2021
– get ahead with your Bachelor of Arts with the top university in Asia!

International experience doesn’t stop with the closure of the borders! UC Global Exchange partner, the National University of Singapore (NUS), ranked at #1 in Asia and #11 in the world* is offering virtual exchange courses to students this mid-year break.

This Virtual Exchange gives UC Arts students the incredible opportunity to study online and connect with students from around the world during the New Zealand winter. Just like a normal exchange programme, you pay only UC tuition fees and the credits you gain from the partner university are recognised by the UC College of Arts. Note: places are limited.

*QS World University Ranking 2021

Why take a virtual exchange?

  • Get ahead with your degree this winter
  • Study with the top university in Asia*
  • Pay UC tuition fees, get an international experience
  • Gain credits approved by UC College of Arts
  • Enhance your CV with demonstrable international engagement

Paige studied with the Audencia Business School as a part of the UC Virtual Exchange Programme 

“I would definitely recommend that others undertake a virtual exchange! A virtual exchange allows you to develop more of a global mindset, learn new things and meet new people – all while sitting at home! It is also a fantastic opportunity to learn from some incredible professors who are experts in their fields. Not only did I love what I learnt, but it gave me UC credit too – bonus!”
Paige Sullivan | Bachelor of Commerce

Hear more about Paige’s virtual exchange here > 

Programme information | National University of Singapore (NUS) – FASSTrack Asia: The Summer School 2021

  • When: 21 June 2021 to 23 July 2021 (5 weeks)
  • Courses: The programme is offered by the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) at NUS and is taught in English.  The majority of the modules offered are based on synchronous learning so attendance for all online classes is expected.  All modules are based on 100% continuous assessments, i.e. no final exam. Students would normally take one or two courses. See details about the modules, assessments, class schedule etc. on the NUS FASSTrack Asia
  • Entry requirement: Completion of 1 year of study towards your Bachelor of Arts at UC (normally at least a B average GPA is required). You need to be currently studying full-time at UC.
  • UC credit: You will receive the following UC credit for successfully passing the appropriate NUS FASSTrack Asia module(s) as stated in the table below.
  • Fees: Standard UC tuition fee for a 15 point Arts course plus NUS’s Application fee of SGD $107 and NUS’ Student Service fee of SGD$31.58.

UC credit approval for the NUS FASSTrack Asia modules
You would select only one or a maximum of two modules from the list below. If you are taking two modules, you will select one each from the morning and the afternoon sessions.

Note: the NUS modules that are not listed below have not been approved by UC for credit.

The Morning (New Zealand afternoon) session:

NUS course codeNUS FASSTrack Asia moduleUC credit
NM3234YLeadership, Organizations and Communication15 points of COMS at 200-level, no restrictions.
GES1037A History of Singapore in Ten Objects15 points of Unspecified Arts at 100-level
SC2212Sociology of Deviance15 points of SOCI at 200-level, no restrictions
SC2216Emotions and Social Life15 points of SOCI at 200-level, no restrictions
SE2218Changing Economic Landscape of Southeast Asia15 points of ECON at 200-level, no restrictions, with no Right to Advance

The Afternoon (New Zealand evening) session:

NUS course codeNUS FASSTrack Asia moduleUC credit
NM3215Advertising Strategies15 points of COMS at 200-level, no restrictions
NM 3222Interactive Storytelling15 points of COMS at 200-level, no restrictions
EC28880BTopics in Economics: Miracle and Crisis in East Asia15 points of ECON at 200-level, no restrictions, with no Right to Advance
GEH1052Standard English Across Cultures15 points of LING at 100-level, no restrictions with no Right to Advance
GE2230Energy Futures and Sustainability15 points of Unspecified Arts at 200-level
PS3238International Political Economy15 points of POLS at 200-level, restricted against POLS 212
SC2211Medical Sociology15 points of SOCI at 200-level, no restrictions
SC2215Sociology of Food15 points of SOCI at 200-level, no restrictions
GES1007South Asia in Singapore15 points of Unspecified Arts at 100-level

 Ready to apply? Apply online on the UC Global Exchange website by the following application deadline.

Application deadline: 26 March 2021

Need degree advice? If you need advice on your degree completion, please contact the Student Advisors at the UC College of Arts.

Want to find out more? Come and see us at our Drop-in Sessions International Relationships Office | Level 3, Matariki

  • Tuesday 16 March 1 pm – 2pm | 4 pm – 5 pm
  • Thursday 18 March 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Tuesday 23 March 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Thursday 25 March 2 pm – 4 pm

Contact the UC Global Exchange Team | International Relationships Office | Email: ucmobility@canterbury.ac.nz |Phone: +64 (3) 369 3876 ext. 93876