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Your responsibility – Student Code of Conduct

UC is a community of people committed to creating a campus culture of belonging, understanding, inclusiveness and caring. Harassment and bullying of any kind, whether on or off campus or online, is unacceptable.

Harassment and bullying can take different forms, including oral, written, physical, online or other non-verbal forms.

When you enrolled at UC you signed up to the Student Code of Conduct which outlines regulations and policies you are required to comply with while studying at UC.

We all have a responsibility to promote and maintain a respectful and inclusive culture and ensure our behaviour is not offensive or harmful to others. It is your responsibility to ensure you are familiar with the Code of Conduct and understand the consequences of not complying. Read the Student Code of Conduct.

Raise a concern

You can voice a concern, complaint, grievance, or appeal a decision, without fear of disadvantage. Your discussions will be confidential and no action will be taken without your consent. See more information about raising a concern.

You can anonymously report any form of harassment or bullying at UC using Report It. Complaints are kept on file and used to build a picture of the culture on campus and to inform initiatives.

Support services on campus

Please take care of yourself and your friends as we near the end of semester. Support services will be available during the exam period if you would like support or someone to talk to. Read about support at UC.

Do you 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.

The Student Code of Conduct is a key document that reflects our values. When you enrolled at UC you would have agreed to comply with UC’s regulations and policies, including the Student Code of Conduct.

Get to know the Code
Your time at UC is an opportunity to not only gain academic knowledge and skills, but to live independently, meet new people from around the world and get involved in new experiences that help you grow both professionally and personally.

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. 

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.

It’s all about knowing your responsibilities, keeping yourself safe and looking out for your mates.  And remember… before copying that, or posting that, or climbing that, ask yourself, would grandma approve? 

More information about the Student Code of Conduct is available here

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