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A wide number of courses, at the University of Cumbria, are overseen by a professional body and/or require a DBS check. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Education
  • Health subjects
  • Law and Policing
  • Sports
  • Youth and Community
  • Social Work

As a student on an affected course, you will be studying, working and attending placement in professional settings and/or working with minors or vunerable people. As such, it is required that your conduct online meets the expectations of how you would conduct yourself in a face-to-face situation.

Whilst all of our Social Media Guidance is relevant and very important to you, some of the most significant things to consider would be:

  • DO NOT discuss any patient / student / client online
  • DO NOT reveal any personal details of a patient / student / client
  • DO NOT provide information such as placement location and a patient / student / client description that could then be used to identify an individual
  • DO NOT engage in social media discussions or "friendships" with any patient / student / client
  • DO NOT post anything that could bring your placement location, your professional body or the University of Cumbria into disrepute

Failure to maintain the standards required by the University of Cumbria, your placements and/or your professional body can lead to disciplinary action under the Fitness to Study and Fitness to Practise policies.

Further Rules and Policies are shown below along with some Guidance and Policies from professional bodies.