Welcome

Whenever two people meet there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other sees him, and each man as he really is.
William James

Who can use the services

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.

How can we help?

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.


About us

Ruth Chapman is the University Mediator. The contact network is made up of staff and students on all University of Otago campuses.

About conflict resolution

Our aim at Otago is to find ways of resolving difficulties and problems which work for all those involved.


About the Ethical Behaviour Policy

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.

About mediation

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.


Frequently asked questions

For answers to more questions, check out our FAQ.

 
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