Your community, your responsibility

We all have a role to play in keeping the University, its students, staff and our city-wide community safe.



As members of the University community, it's our social responsibility to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by ensuring good conduct and behaviours and adhering to relevant COVID guidance.

Good conduct and behaviours

COVID-19 guidance

To support our city-wide community, we expect you to act responsibly, recognise and respect others. We have set out the following expected behaviours to help us all navigate our responsibility to ensure a safe, inclusive and healthy environment.

Where necessary, the University will take action, including potential disciplinary action to protect the local city and the wider University community.

Act responsibly

All members of our University community should take personal responsibility to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by following University and Government guidance, which includes adhering to advice regarding living in University accommodation and off-campus accommodation.

University guidance

Government guidance

Please follow our safety guidance to keep campus safe:

  1. Stay at home if you feel unwell, and do not come to campus.

  2. Be respectful of everyone’s choice to wear a face covering, should they wish to do so.

  3. Keep up to date with your vaccines: Call 119 or visit the NHS website for your nearest walk-in clinic, or to book an appointment.

Government guidance on social gatherings

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do

Recognise and respect others

All members of the University community should recognise, respect and value diversity, different abilities, backgrounds, beliefs and ways of living and behave, in a way that reflects and appreciates equality, diversity and inclusivity.

We expect this to include the below:

  • Be respectful and considerate to others in all settings (virtual and physical environments), and to those who may not be wearing a mask for health reasons.
  • Reflect on our own held privileges and support actions to provide an inclusive environment that challenges all forms of discrimination, bullying and victimisation.
  • Think critically about race in our society, challenge microaggressions and be actively anti-racist in our thinking.
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