Important information for both students and staff

Thursday 12 November 2020

The University confirms that all examinations scheduled for Friday 13 November, on our central Auckland campuses (City, Grafton, Newmarket and Epsom) will be held online instead.

Scheduled start times remain the same, but the online exams will run for an additional 30 minutes to allow for reading time and for starting and submitting your assessment. Please login to Canvas and go to your course page for more information. If you have any concerns about this move to online exams, please contact AskAuckland for guidance.

It should be noted that, at this stage, these arrangements apply only to exams on Friday 13 November.

We are also asking staff and students at all our Auckland campuses (including Tai Tonga) to study and work from home on Friday 13 November, where possible. If you do need to come onto campus, please maintain physical distancing and consider wearing a face mask.

This decision follows a statement earlier this evening by the Minister for Covid-19 Response, Hon Chris Hipkins, advising people not to travel into downtown Auckland tomorrow if they can avoid it.

The statement was in response to news that a student at AUT, who lives and works in the Auckland CBD, has tested positive for Covid-19, with (at this point) no known link to previous cases.

We are very sorry for this late notice and any inconvenience it might cause. We understand it creates an additional layer of uncertainty for everyone. We expect to receive more information from the Government tomorrow, and will provide an update then.

In the meantime, please remember the key steps you can take to protect yourself and your community:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Use a mask or face covering on public transport or in crowded spaces
  • Use the Government’s Covid-19 Tracer app
  • Stay home if you have symptoms of fever, shortness of breath, a sore throat or cough or if you have been in contact with a known positive case within the last 14 days.
  • If you have concerns, contact your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453