The end of trimester checklist

The end of trimester checklist

With Trimester 2 coming to a close and final assessment deadlines approaching, it can be hard to stay on top of all the life admin. To make sure you don’t miss out on useful things, the student services and support team has put together some tips to help you stay on track.

Aegrotats: what to do if you’re unwell or facing exceptional circumstances. 

If you think that you’re going to be unable to finish your final assessments because of illness, read our step by step guide of what to do. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your course coordinator in the first instance either—they’re there to help.

Campus opening hours for those last long study sessions

The current hours are Monday to Friday 8 am—midnight, and If the Library is open, then campus is open. The current hours are Monday to Friday 8 am—midnight, and Saturday/Sunday 10 am–10 pm. This is for all three campuses. Keep an eye on the Library website for opening hours if there is any change in alert levels.

Revision is key

Towards the end of the term, it might be tempting to try to read and watch everything you missed. If you have gotten behind on the readings or watching the lectures, prioritise the most important readings/lectures and start there.

Rather than studying everything and re-reading over all notes/lecture material, test yourself to find the areas you need to prioritise studying. Turning revision into an active process—by testing yourself or working within a study group practicing answers to possible test questions—is a lot more effective than just re-reading material. Take a look at some more revision strategies from our Student Learning team.

Want to advance your degree over summer? Enrol for Trimester 3

Trimester 3 is great for getting ahead in your degree and taking short, sharp, courses that keep the mind active in summertime. You don’t need to over-commit yourself and lots of the papers are available to study online, allowing you to study from wherever you’re spending summer.

Tri 3 starts on 4 November and runs through to February 2022. Check out how to enrol. Don’t let money worries hold you back—Hardship Fund Equity Grants are available for students enrolled in Trimester 3 and applications close on  18 October.

Careers and Employment have the perfect tool to get you started in the job search

If you’re nearing the end of your degree and thinking about your career after study, the Online Career Centre is a great place to start. Available to all Te Herenga Waka students, it helps with employment essentials like CV and cover letter writing, job searching, workplace wellbeing, and more.

Staying on top of your wellbeing

Wellbeing looks different for everyone. Whether you need to run 10km to clear your head, or sit under a tree and listen to music, take the time to do what works for you. Our University’s Manawa Ora—Student Wellbeing team and a team of students have curated some easy to access online resources focused on studying well and other topics.

Last but not least—get vaccinated before the holidays

The number of students getting out and vaccinated has been great so far. Let’s keep it up! If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, you can book an appointment via Book My Vaccine. You can have your vaccination done at either at Mauri Ora (Student Health and Counselling) or at a community vaccination centre. Read more about booking your appointment

All the best for your final assessments and well done on making it to the end of the trimester!

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