Preparing for assessments

Find support and resources to help you prepare for tests, exams and assignments, and strategies for staying calm and confident during your assessment.

Our academic staff, faculty teams and student services are here to help you navigate this period. You can also take advantage of our recreation facilities and, if you’re living in University accommodation, take part in a range of activities to help you during assessments.

About assessments

The final assessment period of the trimester can be stressful, particularly if you're in your first year of study. You can find useful information on our website:

Support and resources

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Student services

There's a range of services that can support you at final assessment time, from Āwhina to Student Finance and Student Learning Te Taiako.

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Student Success team

Go to your Student Success team with questions about your degree and courses, for academic transcripts and help with other academic matters.

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Online study resources

Strengthen your academic skills and access study help and tips with the StudyHub online resource library.

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Ways to prepare

Learn different methods of preparing for tests and exams.

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At the end of each trimester, all students sit exams and submit final assessments. Learn some tips and tricks about how to prepare.

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Hauora series

Students share their tips on how they study smarter and look after themselves during the busy exam period.