The University of Strathclyde is committed to equality for all people irrespective of their protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.
Making any inappropriate or offensive comments on Myplace and University social media pages are in breach of the University Dignity and Respect Policy and will be dealt with accordingly.
The University relies on electronic tools for communication between students and members of staff as part of your learning experience. It allows you the opportunity to communicate with your classmates and tutor anytime whether you are on or off campus.
It is important in all online communications to behave as you would face to face in the classroom and treat others with respect. In all communications e.g. email, online discussion, blogs, and wikis we expect you to:
- Always maintain a respectful tone and be patient as users of all abilities may be participating.
- Do not use BLOCK capitals as this can be interpreted as shouting, if you want to emphasise a point use *asterisks* instead.
- Do not reveal your personal information (home address, date of birth, phone number etc.) or post other peoples personal information online.
- In discussion forums keep your messages to the point and state who the message or post is coming from and add a descriptive title
- Do not immediately respond to an inflammatory message; think about what you have written before you post it. If you wouldn’t say it face to face then do not post it.
Note that the University also has a classroom protocol which applies in the face to face setting.