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Participate in AUT’s Independent Review on Bullying and Harassment

2020 has brought forward a number of claims surrounding a culture of sexual harassment at AUT. There has been a lack of transparency in terms of which staff members have left AUT this year due to sexual harassment allegations. However a reliable source has informed Debate that this number currently sits at two confirmed and two possibles. Further investigation is still underway.

An independent review of the university’s bullying and harassment policies and practices is now underway, led by Queen’s Counsel Kate Davenport. Debate has been informed that close to 400 past and present staff members have been involved in the review to some capacity.

Students, staff, and other interested parties are welcome to confidentially share information about their experiences, and suggestions about ways in which the university can improve.

Students who would like to participate can do so by emailing Kate Davenport at or contacting 0800 121 223 for information or to arrange a confidential interview.

Key findings and recommendations will be made public, but information collected as part of the review will be confidential.


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