Speak up!

If you feel you are experiencing or have witnessed harassment or bullying, there are a number of people at Unitec who can support and guide you through the process of resolving the issue.

As a student, your first point of contact should be a Student Advocate. Staff and students can also contact the Learning and Development Team for more information.

Unitec's Countering Harassment and Bullying Procedure

The Countering Harassment and Bullying Procedure explains the steps that Unitec takes and the process we go through when dealing with a harassment complaint. It applies to staff and students and is applicable to any type of harassment and/or bullying claim that is made. 

View Countering Harassment and Bullying Procedure 

You can view all of our policies on our Unitec Policies page.

Contact a Student Advocate

Where Building 111 - Room 1025, Mt Albert campus
Email studentsupport@unitec.ac.nz
Phone 0800 10 95 10 ext 8600

What is considered harassment and bullying?

Harassment is a pattern of behaviour that is:

  • Intimidating or threatening and unwelcome or offensive
  • Repeated or of a serious nature to create detrimental effect
  • Related to a person’s identity such as their race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability or religious belief

Bullying is a pattern of repeated behaviour that is:

  • Unreasonable and includes victimising, humiliating, intimidating or threatening

Harassment and bullying behaviour can be in the form of verbal, written, visual, physical actions or electronic such as cyber harassment.

Anyone who experiences or witnesses this type of behaviour is encouraged to act promptly and speak up.

Additional support

You can also seek support from of the following people, groups and resources:

Any person may at any time decide to refer a complaint relating to harassment and/or bullying to the Human Rights Commission, within 90 days of the incident occurring.

Are you a staff member looking for more information?

Staff can view more information on the Nest, refer to the Speak Up resources under the working @ unitec section. 

Info for staff on the Nest