The mid-trimester checklist

The mid-trimester checklist

The Trimester 1 break is coming up and assessment deadlines are approaching. When you’re doing the hard yards with study, all the life admin can tend to take a back seat. To help keep you on track, the student services and support team has put together some tips to navigate the next few weeks.

Revision and assignments—how to make it manageable

When you’re going over your notes for an assignment, it might be tempting to try to read and watch everything you missed. If you’re behind on readings or haven’t watched all your lectures, prioritise the most important ones and start there.

If you need to prepare for tests, rather than re-examining everything, test yourself to find the areas you need to prioritise studying. Turn revision into an active process by testing yourself or working within a study group practicing answers to possible test questions. If you make it fun and the facts and information become memorable. This is a lot more effective than just re-reading material.

Take a look at some more revision strategies from our Te Taiako—Student Learning team or get in touch with them to book an online appointment.

Support if you’ve got COVID-19 or any other illness

If you are unwell, get in touch with your course coordinators. Your course coordinators will be empathetic and supportive and will discuss with you all of the options that are available given your circumstances.

In the case of illness (COVID-related or otherwise), you will not be required to obtain a medical certificate if you did not need to or were unable to see a medical professional.

This page has more information about teaching and learning.

If you are isolating and need help with grocery or pharmacy deliveries, get in touch with our student volunteer armies.

Advice for managing your health

Healthcare and looking after yourself

Mauri Ora (Student Health and Counselling) is free for most students. The team can help you get back to feeling your best and there are clinics at Kelburn and Pipitea campuses. Watch a video about Mauri Ora made by students!

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. Watch a video about Manawa Ora made by students!

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) also has services for students, including the Community Pantry and free menstrual products at each campus as well as subsidized menstrual cups available to buy at our office ($10-$20). These can last you up to 10 years and save you over $500 while you’re a student. Check them out on their website.

VUWSA is also offering support for students isolating because of COVID-19.

Have a great study break!

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