Tag Archives: Student Code of Conduct

Essay buying and cheating in the news

You may have heard recent news allegations about international students at Auckland University buying their essays from ghost writers. (Source: 1 NEWS)

Cheating and academic dishonesty are not tolerated at the University of Canterbury. Academic integrity is one of the cornerstones of being a successful student, and breaching academic integrity can lead to serious consequences, including exclusion from the university.

Behaviours that put you or others at serious risk can impact on your enrolment at UC, your career and subsequent employment opportunities.

As a UC student it is your responsibility:

  • to be self-motivated and actively contribute to personal learning
  • to complete course work to the best of your ability
  • to honestly engage in your course work
  • to understand that academic dishonesty including plagiarism and cheating has serious consequences.

Please refer to the Know the Code – Student Code of Conduct pamphlet (available at Student Success, Security and UCSA offices) or Know the Code webpage for more information.

If you need support with your academic writing, the Academic Skills Centre | Pokapū Pūkenga Ako can help. They offer services and resources that focus on academic writing and strategies to support student success.

Professor Ian Wright
University of Canterbury Deputy Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Tuarua

Would Grandma approve? Know the Code

UC is a close-knit community of people committed to creating a campus culture of belonging, understanding, inclusiveness and caring. Ākonga Tū, Ākonga Ora.

As a student you can be assured that without exception the University will not tolerate harassment or racism of any kind. We support institutions, policies and practices that protect and promote individuals on the basis of who they are and what they do, not on the basis of the colour of their skin, their sexuality, religious beliefs or who their parents were. The Student Code of Conduct is one key document that reflects our values.

Get to Know the Code
As a student, you’ll try new things, make mistakes and learn from them, but you still have a responsibility to keep yourself and others safe and not bring UC into disrepute. When you enrolled you would have agreed to comply with UC’s regulations and policies, including the Student Code of Conduct.

If you haven’t already, take a look at Know the Code which sets out your rights and responsibilities and aligns with the Student Code of Conduct. It highlights the partnership between UC and students to provide a safe learning, living and working environment.

Would Grandma approve?
UCSA President, Sam Brosnahan has some sound advice when it comes to knowing the code…

“While we’re here to support and advocate for you, we students also have a responsibility to act positively. Here’s a tip: before copying that, or posting that, or climbing that, ask yourself, would grandma approve? Know your responsibilities, keep yourself safe and look out for your mates.”

Read Know the Code
Read the Student Code of Conduct