Semester 2 2014 Important Examination Information – G20 Summit

 
The Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders Summit will be held on 15 and 16 November 2014 in Brisbane, the principal meeting venue will be the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Friday 14 November 2014 will be a public holiday for people who work in the Brisbane local government area.
 
As the central business district (CBD) will be a high security lock down area, there will be transport impacts around journey time, parking and public transport.  The greatest disruption to transport arrangements will occur between Friday 14 and Sunday 16 November.
 
Temporary road closures are required during this time (specifically in the Brisbane CBD, South Bank and routes to and from the airport).  Changes to public transport timetabling in the Brisbane CBD and South Bank should also be expected. The re-routing of services and the early termination of services may cause delays and people should leave extra time ahead of their journey.
 
Roads, bridge access and public transport in and out of the city will be operating for the Thursday evening peak period. All transport arrangements should return to business-as-usual in time for the Monday morning peak, unless exceptional circumstances arise.
 
Due to the impact of the G20 on access to public transport services and roads, there will be changes to the usual timetable for the semester 2 2014 examination period (06 – 22 November).
 
·         Examinations will run from Thursday 06 November to Saturday 22 November, reducing the SwotVac period by 2 days;
·         Examinations will not be scheduled on Friday 14, Saturday 15 November or Sunday 16 November;
·         Examinations will recommence on Monday 17 November and continue through to Saturday 22 November.
 
Students with examinations scheduled leading up to and immediately after the G20 Summit must ensure that they have checked their travel arrangements to and from the University to ensure that they can meet their examination commitments and return home safely after their examinations.
 
·         The Translink website can be accessed at http://translink.com.au/
·         G20 FAQ’s accessed at https://www.g20.org/community_information/brisbane_locals/faqs
·         Brisbane local government area http://www.ecq.qld.gov.au/myCouncil_2012.aspx?id=3984
 
Deferred examinations will not be granted on the basis of students not attending their examinations due to lack of transport availability as a result of the G20, nor will they be approved for students that may wish to volunteer for the G20.
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