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, get involved in VUWSA’s Stress Free Study Week, 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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Faculty offices

Contact your faculty office for advice, for example, if you're acutely ill or experiencing exceptional circumstances during the final assessment period.

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Digital Learning Hub

Get advice and support on submitting assignments online, including via Blackboard and Turnitin.

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Recreation Centre

The University Recreation Centre offers free meditation classes and $1 classes during VUWSA's Stress Free Study Week—as well as casual use of the Main Gym.

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Hall programmes

The University's halls—including WGTN Hall—run study week programmes, with tips and tricks from other students, and sports and wellbeing events.

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Find out about VUWSA's Stress Free Study Week—including free breakfasts and lunches—and how your students' association can advocate for you at assessment time.