LawSoc investigation concludes

Kia ora koutou,

The University Proctor has now completed enquiries into a complaint concerning the 2019 LawSoc Revue and draws the following conclusion.

It has been found that a number of students involved in the show breached University Discipline and the Proctor has imposed penalties on the students in accordance with the University’s Discipline Regulations.

As a result, the University Proctor has seen fit to use this as a learning opportunity for those students who breached the University’s Discipline Regulations. Each student will complete, to varying degrees, an academic essay and information sheet where they will explore social concepts such as harassment, bullying, empathy and wellbeing and how erosion or enhancement of these aspects contributes to wellbeing and community. Students will also participate in community service activities through the Student Volunteer Army and their names and conduct will be recorded on the University Discipline Register for ten years.

At UC we do not condone any form of harassment, bullying or discrimination by a person or group that may offend, humiliate or intimidate another, and may interfere with a person’s right to work or study in a non-threatening environment. Although we do not act as censors, one of our roles in pastoral care of our students is to censure behaviour that does not meet the expectations of our community. We intend to use this matter to strengthen our resolve of being a diverse and inclusive campus.

We want people to feel safe to speak up and be heard, and regard harmful and/or inappropriate behaviours involving staff or students as unacceptable. If you see something of concern you can speak to your manager or you can find information on the UC website including how to raise a concern.

Ngā mihi,

Jeff Field
Registrar | Pouroki