What if I disagree with the decision?

If you believe that a decision made under the Student Discipline Regulations is unfair, you may appeal the decision. An appeal must be received by the appeal authority not more than 14 days after the date on which the relevant decision was formally notified to you, must be made in writing, and must be based on one or more of the following grounds:

  1. that the process used for addressing the alleged misconduct was unfair
  2. that the decision reached was manifestly at odds with the evidence
  3. that the remedy imposed was manifestly at odds with the misconduct
  4. that significant new evidence has become available that could not have been reasonably obtained and presented during the initial process and that could have a material effect on the decision made.

(section 25(4), 26(4), 27(4) of the Student Discipline Regulations)

Note: A decision made by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori under Tikanga Māori provisions (section 23 of the Student Discipline Regulations) is final and cannot be appealed.