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Action on prevention of harassment and sexual violence

The University is committed to ensuring all members of our UC community are treated in a respectful and equitable way. A number of initiatives have been implemented this year, or are progressing.

  • For the last six months UC has an anti-sexual violence working group comprising academic, general staff and student representation including Thursdays in Black rep
  • UC has reviewed its anti-harassment policy.  It has been discussed comprehensively with the senior management team. UC will be finalising and launching a revised policy within the next month or so
  • UC has mapped its response and complaint processes and will be further documenting and publishing them within the next six to eight weeks
  • UC has identified additional staff training  – 30 staff representatives from across the University will attend the training today (Friday 17 August)
  • UC has revamped its website which includes improved and new pages on:

       >Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault
        >Bystander Intervention
        >Healthy Relationships
        >Support
        >Report

      Staff and student feedback is welcome.

  • UC has relaunched its Student Code of Conduct in 2018 and has undertaken additional educational programmes for students to support enhanced awareness of issues of harassment and appropriate behaviour
  • UC has re-assessed its processes prior to students undertaking internships to address health and safety issues
  • UC is collaborating with other universities under UNZ to improve awareness and tools to combat sexual harassment across the sector
  • If staff or students wish to raise a concern or a complaint information is available at https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/concerns/  or students can access support from Health and Counselling, Student Care or UCSA’s Advocacy and Welfare team.  Staff can access support from their manager or HR advisor.

#MeToo  #UCnow 

 

How to report a sexual assault to the Police

The Reporting Sexual Assault To Police series takes you through the process of reporting a sexual assault for adults 18 years and over. In STEP 1 Senior Sergeant Tania Van Ooyen offers reassurance, advice and outlines what happens when you first report a sexual assault.

View more in this series here>

UC takes the issue of sexual assault and supporting victims of sexual assault seriously. Find more information here>

What is a great party?

What is a great party?

A party that is a roaring success. A party where everyone has a good time. A party where everyone gets home safely. A party that is remembered for the right reasons. A yellow and black party. A Good One party.

Good One is not “Big Brother”, or the “Fun Police”. It is a way to ensure your party is one where you have thought through the implications and responsibilities of throwing a party.

Police are there as a resource to help not hinder your perfect party plans.

 

Become the ‘Host with the Most’. The most food, the most neighbourly support, the most knowledge of who’s at your party, the most safely secured valuable possessions and the most back up if things go pear shaped.

Go to http://www.goodone.org.nz to register your party.

Look after your mates, they’ll look after you.