The University is committed to ensuring all members of the 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)
- UC has revamped its website which includes improved and new pages on:
>Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault
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.