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About us

Andy F.
Andrew Ferguson, Deputy Proctor

Simon T.
Simon Thompson, Proctor

The University of Otago has had a Proctor for nearly 50 years. Their office is responsible for a large number of roles throughout the University with the emphasis on the safety of students/staff and maintaining a healthy learning environment for all.

The Proctor has developed working relationships with local businesses, Police and Fire Service and can often mediate a way for students to respond to complaints about their indiscretions.

The security of the Campus buildings and plant is a responsibility managed by the Deputy Proctor alongwith ID card access to buildings on all our Campus sites.

The Proctor and Deputy Proctor have direct management control of the Campus Watch teams which provide a 24/7 presence on the Campus and surrounding streets making ours one of the safest University Campuses in the country.

In the event of an emergency on Campus, the Proctor's Office has the role of being the Emergency Manager and organising the response.

The Proctor's Office also provides a number of other services such as the Safety Patrol, "Walk Homes" and will even safely store firearms for you.