Masterclass Code of Conduct 2022

Outreach Masterclasses are free of charge events which are delivered by academics who teach at the University of Birmingham. Their purpose is to allow learners to experience what it is like to study different subjects at university. 

When agreeing to attend a masterclass, attendees should remember that they are not only representing themselves but are also an ambassador for their school/college. This code of conduct is to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their visit to the University, as well as to inform attendees of our behavioural expectations.

Behavioural requirements and responsibilities

  • If attending as an individual, it is the attendee's responsibility to ensure they have the relevant parental and school/college consent to attend a masterclass.
  • If attendees get lost on the way to a masterclass, they are expected to call their school/college and/or the masterclass team at the University who will advise how to locate the session. The masterclass mobile number is 07970 956969.
  • Instructions given at the event by University staff and student ambassadors must be followed without delay at all times.
  • Attendees should actively listen to the lecturer (teacher) at all times when they are speaking. 
  • Speakers and other attendees should be treated with fairness, equality and respect. Rude or disrespectful behaviour will not be tolerated.
  • Mobile phones and other electronic devices must not be used during the session, unless agreed by the lecturer.
  • The property of the University must be respected at all times. 
  • Food and drink must not be consumed in the lecture halls.

Covid-19 guidance

Please note we are following the latest government guidance as well as University policy relating to COVID-19. This means that should any guidance change before the date of this event, we may need to cancel, postpone or alter the arrangements for the event. Where this is necessary, we will aim to give you as much notice as possible about the changes. 

Visitors should be aware that our campus is an open site and place of work and study for students and staff members from both the UK and overseas. Although all staff and students have been encouraged to take up the vaccination, we cannot guarantee that every individual on campus will be fully vaccinated. We advise sensible precautions when visiting our campus similar to those advised at any large, public event – for instance regular hand washing and adhering to social distancing guidance where possible.

At present, the university is strongly encouraging the use of facemasks in teaching and learning buildings. If you have access to lateral flow tests, then we would ask that visitors take a test before the visit, and to not attend if they test positive or are currently self-isolating. We will update you if any specific regulations change before your visit, but if you have any questions about the University’s COVID-19 policies, please contact us at masterclass@contacts.bham.ac.uk.