The Otago Peer Mediation Centre is a student support service that works to facilitate open communication and effective dispute resolution. We provide a mediation service to students (at least one party must be a student at the University). The conflict can be anything from flatmates, to landlords, to group assignments etc. We are also involved in training new recruits in mediation techniques so they can join the Centre.
We understand that conflict is part of all human relationships and provide a neutral forum for students to reach practical solutions that work for them. We have trained mediators from a range of nationalities, international and domestic students, studying postgraduate or undergraduate degrees in order to ensure the mediators provided can understand the unique circumstances of the students they work with.
Mediators can arrange a meeting room, or come to you. While effective dispute resolution requires participation from everyone involved, we can provide an independent mediator if an individual wants to speak to someone in confidence about a conflict.