President's update – October 2016

Kia ora everyone

Exams are around the corner! At VUWSA, we know the lead up to exams can be a very stressful time for you. VUWSA exists to make your exam time a little less stressful. Along with our much-loved Stress Free Study Week (where we provide free breakfasts and lunches to feed your mind so you’re exam-ready), we also advocate for your interests around the university's decision-making table.

Recently, the university proposed to reduce the exam period and introduce three exam sessions in one day to create an extra week and, therefore, ‘regularise’ Trimester 3. At Academic Board, student reps said that any change must have student wellbeing at the forefront, and that no student should be put in the unfortunate position of having three exams in one day. We’re also watching closely to ensure there is not a proliferation of in-class tests in the last week of trimester and that you’re study week is preserved. Any potential change would take effect in 2018 or beyond, but please do let me know your thoughts by flicking me an email. 

All the best for your exams – and remember to look after yourself!

Noho ora mai

Jono