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Tāroia | UC Global Exchange Programme – Don’t miss your chance to apply!

Have you been thinking about doing an exchange with UC?
With applications for exchanges in Semester 1 2024 closing on 31 May 2023, there is still time to apply!

Note that UC has early application deadlines for some partner universities. Check the UC Global Exchange website for details.

What’s great about a UC Global Exchange?

  • Pay tuition fees to UC, get an international experience
  • Travel and see new places
  • Credits applied to your UC degree (subject to approvals from appropriate departments and Faculties)
  • Enhance your CV with demonstrable international engagement

Tāroia | UC’s Global Exchange programme gives you the unique opportunity to study at one of UC’s partner universities worldwide, as part of your UC degree.

Rachel Liao, completed an Exchange to Sciences Po Paris

The great thing about UC Global Exchange is that you pay your tuition fees to UC and not the partner university, and you can choose to study at some amazing locations around the world, ranging from Denmark, France, to the UK, USA, Spain, Japan, and many more.

Note: UC Global Exchange programme is subject to UC Travel Policy, risk assessment and COVID-19 restrictions.

Information Seminar and Drop-in session

Keen to find out more about UC Global Exchange? Come along to our Infomation Seminar on 29 May. If you wish to speak with the team about your application, come and see us at the drop-in session on 30 May. See the schedule, venue and register for it on the UC Global Exchange website (under ‘How to plan your study’).

See you there!

International Mobility Team

International Relationships Office

Phone: +64 (3) 369 3876

Preparing for exams – time management

Feeling overwhelmed? 

Strengthening time management skills can help ease the stress.   

Here’s some tips to help you get started.

  • Identify your priorities – consider what’s urgent and what’s important, and what the potential consequences are if you don’t get something done. This will help you prioritise tasks.
  • Stay organised – you can create a visual representation of your assessments and exam dates by using a wall planner or a diary. Create a timeline that starts from the due date and works backward to outline what needs to be done and when. Setting realistic tasks and deadlines can help you stay motivated and on track.  
  • Allow time for breaks –taking breaks between specific tasks can help you refocus and improve your concentration. Disconnecting from distractions like cellphones and TVs, taking a walk outside, or making coffee can help refresh your brain. 

Managing your time effectively to decrease your stress levels and increase your confidence will help ensure you are in the right frame of mind when it comes to exam time.  Want to know more?

Wishing you all the best, 

UC Wellbeing 

Feeling Overwhelmed?

As deadlines for assignments and exams approach, it’s natural to feel stressed and overwhelmed. However, taking a break to prioritise your wellbeing is crucial for your success. By doing so, you’ll increase your chances of acing those assessments! 

To prepare for exams effectively, it’s essential to take regular breaks and schedule rewards and downtime during your study day. Taking a walk outside or talking to a friend for 10 minutes every hour can refresh your mind and leave you feeling relaxed for your next study session.  

Additionally, managing your stress and nerves by keeping things in perspective is key. Remember that your exam success does not define you as a person. Preparing in an organised manner and avoiding procrastination can decrease nerves and increase confidence levels when stepping into an exam. Adopting good habits such as consuming brain food and staying hydrated will also improve your performance and engagement levels. 

There are plenty of ways to take care of yourself, whether it’s by exercising, connecting with friends and family, or simply taking deep breaths. 

Visit the Wellbeing Hub for a range of info on anxiety, stress, study skills and fear of failure. 

Need to talk? Contact the team at Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care.