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Anyone who is a member of the Otago University community can use the Ethical Behaviour Network and the Mediator.
That means all students – undergraduate and post-graduate – wherever you study. And it means all staff, wherever you work and whatever your role.
We help you to decide what you want to do. We don’t make judgements about you or anyone else and we don’t make decisions for you.
Ruth Chapman is the University Mediator. The contact network is made up of staff and students on all University of Otago campuses.
Our aim at Otago is to find ways of resolving difficulties and problems which work for all those involved.
An environment of safety, respect and dignity – that’s what we want for everyone at Otago. The Ethical Behaviour Policy sets out what you can expect from others – and what they can expect from you.
Mediation at Otago is an informal process designed to resolve problems and differences as early as possible.
It is voluntary, confidential, and a process where those with the problem work out solutions, with the help of the mediator.
For answers to more questions, check out our FAQ.