(This message has been approved by the Academic Registrar for transmission to all students enrolled in courses delivered in Trimester 1 2014.)
 
Dear Student,
 
The University’s enrolment records indicate you are enrolled in a course that is delivered in Trimester 1, 2014. The following information is intended to assist you to manage that enrolment.
 
The final Trimester 1, 2014 examinations will be held in the week commencing Monday 28 April and finishing Friday 2 May.
 
An exam timetable will be sent to your UQ email account in week 11 of the trimester. Please note the examination timetable for your course/s may vary from your lecture and tutorial timetable. Please ensure that you check your UQ emails in the week prior to your examinations for any changes.
 
The date of official release of results will be Friday, 9 May 2014.
 
Withdraw Without Academic Penalty
 
Please note: If you intend to withdraw without academic penalty from your course because your academic performance during the trimester has been affected by ill health or other factors, you should apply as soon as possible and prior to the release of your final results for the trimester.
 
Applications for a retrospective change after the results have been finalised will be assessed against different criteria which require you to have acted in a timely manner. Please send your application for withdrawal without academic penalty with supporting documentation to UQ College as soon as possible.
 
Calculator use
 
You will know from your Course Coordinators and/or electronic course profiles if a calculator is needed in your examinations. Your calculator must comply with what is listed on the front page of the examination paper or it will be confiscated. Where ‘University approved calculator’ is specified it must be from the Casio fx-82 series or must carry an official ‘approved’ label. 
 
Details of how to obtain an ‘Approved’ label are on myAdvisor, http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/exam-calculators  
 
Please Note: Confiscation of a non-approved calculator, or distress caused by confiscation, will not be acceptable grounds for approval of a deferred examination. The approved calculator policy applies to all examinations (mid-semester and end of semester). If you have questions about this policy, please contact the Student Centre.
 
 
Trimester 1 Deferred and Supplementary Examinations
 
Should you require a deferred or supplementary examination for trimester 1, 2014, the examination will be held at a mutually convenient time for you and UQ College.
 
The deadline date for applying for a deferred examination is 5 days from the scheduled date of the original examination. An application made on medical grounds must be accompanied by an original medical certificate signed by a medical practitioner or registered nurse no later than two (2) business days after the examination and stating that the student was unfit to sit the examination on the relevant day.
 
The deadline date for applying for supplementary assessment is 5 days from official release of results.
 
There is no provision for an external sitting of a deferred/supplementary examination.
 
All students should also note that the university has no provision to grant students alternative deferred or supplementary examinations following those as previously arranged.
 
Special Arrangements for Examinations
                            
Students who require special arrangements for end-of-trimester examinations on the basis of special need (disability), religious observance or timetable clashes are reminded to advise UQ College. Please refer to http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/special-arrangements for information and to download the Request for special arrangements for examinations form. Completed forms should be submitted to UQ College.
 
Under the University's General Award Rules GAR 1A.18.2, http://www.uq.edu.au/student/GeneralRules2014/2014GARs.pdf  students must advise of any requirement for special arrangements at least two weeks before the relevant examination date. Any students who do not provide UQ College with two weeks notice of requirements will need to sit for examinations under standard conditions.
 
Students requesting special arrangements on the basis of disability who have not previously registered with Student Services must contact a disability/learning adviser as soon as possible. Student Services can be contacted on 07 3365 1704. Recommendations must be finalised by Student Services so that UQ College is authorised to make the special arrangements requested.