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What is academic integrity and what does it mean for you during exams?

One of the ways to be successful ākonga at UC is through academic integrity: acting honestly, ethically, fairly and respecting others.  

A good understanding of academic integrity is crucial in supporting you to take charge and know how to avoid mistakes, especially during exams and end of term assessments.  

You can learn more about how to approach your work with academic integrity, here – in the meantime, here’s the headlines:  

Breaking the rules for assignments or exams is treated very seriously, so it’s important to know what you can bring with you, how they will run and whether you can use equipment (like calculators), which may need to be authorised by UC in advance.  

Check out the exam instructions for more on what you need to do (or not do!): 

 – Give revision notes or other unauthorised material to a supervisor immediately, if you’ve accidentally taken them into the exam room with you. 

Don’t –  
 – Look at other students’ answers.
 – Talk or communicate in any way with other students. 

The above could result in disciplinary action. It’s just not worth it. 

Plagiarism is copying materials from another source (whether it’s a quote or data) without a clear acknowledgement of where it originated. 

It’s important to properly reference your work, as your assignments are checked through Turnitin, UC’s anti-plagiarism software. Turnitin recognises and highlights where students have copied and not cited other authors’ work. 

Top tips:  

Artificial Intelligence
While AI tools like ChatGPT and CoPilot are becoming readily available, their use is strictly monitored at UC and depending on your course, may not be allowed.  

If you’re unsure whether you are able to use artificial intelligence tools for your assessments, please reach out to your Course Coordinator.  

When we work together to act honestly, ethically and respect each other and our work, we get the most out of our studies. You can learn more about academic integrity here> 

Good luck with your exams! 

Cake and Chat for international students on Fridays

Calling all international students!

Looking to meet new friends and enjoy delicious cakes?
Join us for ‘Cake and Chat’!
🗓️ When: 11 am – 12 pm on Fridays in term 2
📍 Where: The Living Room (next to the UC Bookshop)

Come and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where you can:
✨ Meet fellow international students
✨ Practice your English speaking skills
✨ Enjoy a variety of cakes, snacks, coffee and hot chocolate

FREE, but registration is required: Cake and Chat for UC International Students | Humanitix

For any questions, contact
We can’t wait to see you there!

Tāroia | UC Global Exchange – Information Seminars and Drop-in Sessions

Have you thought about doing an OE with UC? Come to the UC Global Exchange Information Seminars to discover your next destination!

(See below for further information).

What’s great about 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.

Ellie Barrett, completed an Exchange to the University of Copenhagen.

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.

The great thing about UC’s Global Exchange programme 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.

Weekly Information Seminars

If you’re interested in an overseas exchange, the information seminars would be a good place to start. Our weekly seminars will cover the key information you need to know, including an overview of UC’s partner universities, entry requirements, and how to plan and apply for your exchange, application process, etc. You are also welcome to attend if you are only in your first year and plan to go on exchange later in your degree. It’s always a good idea to start planning early. 

See the schedule and registration links of the seminars for Term 1 on the UC’s Global Exchange web page.


University of California Information Session – 26 March

If you are keen to find out what University of California has to offer as an exchange destination, don’t miss this session hosted by Exchange staff from the university! Schedule and registration link for this seminar is available on UC’s Global Exchange web page. 

Drop-in Sessions
Want to speak with the team about your application? Come and see us at the Global Exchange drop-in session. 

We encourage you to attend one of the weekly information seminars (above) prior to coming to a drop-in session. The information seminar can answer most of your initial questions about the exchange programme. If you have any specific enquiries or further questions, we would be happy to discuss these with you at a drop-in session. See information about the schedule, venue and register for it on the UC’s Global Exchange web page.


See you there!


International Mobility Team

International Relationships Office

Phone: +64 (3) 369 3876