Masterclass Code of Conduct 2023

Outreach masterclasses are free of charge events which are delivered by academics and research students from the University of Birmingham. The purpose of masterclasses is to enable 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 or college. This code of conduct is intended 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. 
  • 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.
  • Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 prior to the event, or who is feeling generally unwell, should not attend. 

In case of any queries, please email