Academic Integrity


Academic integrity involves acting honestly, ethically, fairly and respecting others in teaching, learning, research and administration. Academic integrity means producing honest and ethical work and is one of the key foundations to being a good student, and is a key principle at UC.

This website provides information about UC’s policies and procedures for academic integrity as well as additional information for students.

When you enrol to be a student at UC you are required to sign the UC Student Agreement agreeing to abide by the statutes, regulations, rules and policies of UC.   All students must comply with the UC Student Code of Conduct which outlines the way students are expected to behave during their time at UC and reaffirms UC’s commitment to provide a safe working and study environment. 

You are also expected to abide by the principles as set out in the Academic Integrity Guidance for Staff and Students.  This document provides information about the principles of Academic Integrity and outlines the responsibilities of the University, its staff and students.

A breach of the Student Code of Conduct may result in penalties being imposed by a University Proctor or the Discipline Committee. The Discipline Committee conducts formal disciplinary hearings with a student when a complaint of misconduct is received.  Penalties from a Proctor and/or the Discipline Committee may include fines, academic penalties and limits on academic progression or in a worst case scenario expulsion from the University. The Discipline Regulations outline the disciplinary actions which may be carried out against a student by the Discipline Committee and the student’s right of appeal.

The Academic Integrity and Breach of Instruction Regulations outline the process taken by a School/Department, the Proctor or Discipline Committee when a student is accused of dishonest or improper academic practices and the student’s right of appeal.

The Proctors are UC academics whose are responsible is to investigate breaches of discipline. Their details can be found below.


Dr Matthew Barber

Senior Lecturer
Director of Honours
Meremere 314
Internal Phone: 93719

Te Hurinui Clarke

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Head of School Programme Coordinator: Hoaka Pounamu
Rehua 503
Internal Phone: 93795

Deirdre Hart

Associate Professor
Coastal Science, Physical Geography
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 224
Internal Phone: 94062

Professor Karen Scott

Meremere 305
Internal Phone: 93766

Please send Discipline Action Forms to the Grievance Coordinator to update the Discipline Register:

Liana Foster

Kairuruku Nawe, Tukanga Akoranga
Grievance and Academic Processes Advisor
Matariki Level 2 Nth
Internal Phone: 93970

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

If you’re interested in learning more about Academic Integrity, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency in Australia has done a lot of work in this area. Their defining academic integrity section offers some great resources for students, including examples and case studies.

Guidance for Students
Useful Resources