Policy Documents and Guidelines
See also Social Media and Student Conduct for additional related policies and advice.
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:
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:
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.
Many more documents and guidelines are available - please visit the website of your own professional body to discover what is available. Read and understand this information.
Teachers' Standards UK - Department for Education
Code of Professionalism and Conduct (COPAC) - General Teaching Council for Scotland
Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers - The Teaching Council Ireland
Social media case study - General Medical Council
Professional Behaviour (guidance) - General Medical Council
Practice Notes on Using Social Media - The Law Society
Social Media - Advice and Information for the Legal Profession - Law Society of Scotland