There are fair, consistent procedures to deal with any allegation of misconduct made against a student. You will be entitled to representation, advice, advocacy and support at all stages.
If there is an allegation of misconduct made against you, we have a fair, consistent and transparent process for managing it. Refer to A5-P2 Student Conduct Procedures. You are entitled to representation, advice, advocacy, and support at all stages from Māori, Pasifika, International support staff, or the Student Support service (contact the Helpdesk). As a first step, we try to resolve misconduct allegations informally and with those directly involved as soon as possible.
If a formal process is required, you will be given at least five (5) working days to arrange support and prepare a response for a meeting. After the meeting you will be informed in writing of the decision and, if any, the changes in behaviour required and the support we may be able to provide. If this does not resolve the issues, then further meetings will be held.
Where a staff member considers that your behaviour is affecting the immediate safety and wellbeing of other students or staff, you can be asked to leave the class or the campus for 24 hours.
You may appeal a decision that affects your study only after following all relevant regulations and procedures to try to promptly resolve an issue. If further evidence becomes available or if you think that the Institution has not followed the approved procedures, please refer to the A1-P6 Appeals Procedures.