Rights and Responsibilities

We are committed to providing a safe and positive learning and working environment for all students, so everyone can meet their learning goals. You can expect to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect by staff and other students. We will provide: 

  • Competent, professional and effective teaching, and relevant content 
  • Regular feedback and fair assessment 
  • Opportunities to give feedback on the teaching, programme and student experience 
  • A safe, secure and inclusive environment in which all staff and students can flourish and be valued 
  • Freedom from intimidation, violence, bullying, cyber-bullying, unreasonable disruption, unlawful discrimination, or any harassment 
  • Trustworthy handling and retention of personal confidential information 
  • Access to appropriate and sufficient learning spaces and resources 
  • Access to appropriate academic, health, welfare, cultural and pastoral support 
  • A safe, clean and healthy working environment 
  • Access to Regulations and Procedures that affect you 
  • Access to your student record 

Education Code of Practice

The code for learner wellbeing and safety sets out the roles and responsibilities Whitireia and WelTec has, to promote and support ākonga (student) wellbeing, development and educational achievement. Click the link below to learn more. 

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What is expected of you as a Student? 

We base our relationship with students on Ako, a reciprocal relationship of mutual respect, effort and responsibility.  Learning happens together when we all engage in the journey. As a student, you are expected to: 

  • Take responsibility for your own behaviour 
  • Participate in your own learning, demonstrating academic integrity 
  • Respect the dignity and rights of all members of the learning community 
  • Respect the environment and property of students, staff, visitors and neighbours 
  • Not cause physical or mental harm to any other person, either by something you do, or something that you fail to do 
  • Maintain the privacy of any confidential information you may have access to 
  • Keep campus buildings and grounds smoke-free and vape-free 
  • Be free from the influence of non-prescription drugs and alcohol while on campus or involved in institutional activities 

All Taikura and Academic policies and procedures are available on the website. Refer to Taikura.

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