Ākonga Angitū - Student Charter

Unitec, Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka, is passionate about making students’ lives better. We care about our students, their wellbeing, their participation and success in study and beyond. Our commitment is founded on the partnership of Te Noho Kotahitanga, which we live through our organisational values.

As a student I will:

  • Apply the essence of Ako – where everyone teaches and everyone learns.
  • Act respectfully towards other students and staff – in person and in the digital world.
  • Take responsibility for my learning, attendance, assessments and other requirements of my study – plan my other commitments to support learning success.
  • Be aware of, and comply with, Student Policies that outline obligations to act with integrity in academic pursuits and more generally within the Unitec community.
  • Share ideas for improvements by giving feedback through Student Representatives, or other feedback channels.
  • Submit my assessments on time and take a reflective approach to any feedback I am given.
  • Be an active partner in the learning experience.
  • Ask for help if I need it.
  • Recognise that the Unitec Student Council and Student Representatives will act as my elected representative for decision making and partnering with Unitec.

As Unitec staff we will:

  • Apply the essence of Ako – where everyone teaches and everyone learns.
  • Create a safe learning environment that encourages and inspires.
  • Deliver a student experience that is personal, accessible, real and transformative.
  • Value the diversity of our students and actively engage to support an inclusive, flexible and equitable learning environment.
  • Provide students with accurate and timely information about programmes and changes.
  • Assess student work fairly and in agreed timeframes.
  • Be responsive to student questions and improvement suggestions.
  • Recognise the Student Council and Student Representatives as partners in decision making.
  • Make it easy for students to access information and services that support their learning, wellbeing and success.
  • Partner with students to improve programmes and courses, including learning feedback mechanisms.

As the Unitec Student Council, Te Kaunihera Akonga o Wairaka, we will:

  • Provide Unitec with valuable insights and feedback from students – ensuring that students are active stakeholders.
  • Ensure views expressed are representative of the student body and consult with the entire student body on major decisions.
  • Support Unitec to achieve its strategic goals.
  • Maintain an understanding of student needs and ensure students have a meaningful voice.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to develop leadership skills.
  • Help Unitec meet its obligations under Te Noho Kotahitanga.

Download the Ākonga Angitū Student Charter

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