Updates to teaching and learning

Find out about changes to teaching and learning at the University during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

If the borders reopen or if government policy changes, these teaching and learning guidelines will be reviewed.

The University is committed to delivering a high-quality learning experience to students attending campus in person as well as studying online. We want to ensure that assessment for courses is fair and effective for all.

Find out more about how teaching and learning is being delivered at the Orange setting.

Teaching and learning in person and online

Wellington is at the Orange setting of the COVID Protection Framework, also known as the traffic-light system.

Study week and examinations

There will be a three-week study and assessment period at the end of the teaching period in Trimesters 1 and 2. You won't have any assessments during the study week.

Tests in the final teaching week will not count for more than 25% of your overall grade.

Only a small number of courses will have a compulsory in-person test or exam. Your course coordinator will advise you if your course has this requirement.

Extensions and alternative provisions for individual students

Course coordinators have been advised to be flexible when considering requests for extensions or requests to waive, reweight, or accept alternative assessments for individual students.

Mark moderation, aegrotats, and other alternative provisions for assessment

Marks will be moderated in accordance with approved faculty guidelines.

In 2022, there will be an online tool to support aegrotat applications. More information will be on this page when the tool becomes available.