Behaviour that Medic Mentor and The University Hospitals Birmingham Trust expects of students who participate in the Virtual Work Experience is outlined in the document below. You must agree to abide by this code of conduct in order to participate in the programme.
Students are bound by these criteria whilst engaging in Medic Mentor activities.
Medic Mentor and The University Hospitals Birmingham Trust expects the following conduct from students:
- To behave in a responsible manner that will help foster mutual respect and understanding between all students, Medic Mentors and University/venue/hospital staff members.
- To act within the law and not to engage in any activity or behaviour that is likely to bring Medic Mentor or The University Hospitals Birmingham Trust into disrepute.
- To behave and communicate in ways that do not unreasonably offend others. Examples of unreasonably offensive behaviour include using abusive or obscene language and engaging in any form of discriminatory or anti-social behaviour.
- To treat with respect everyone with whom they come into contact, whilst attending a Medic Mentor or University Hospitals Birmingham Trust event (in person or online).
- To treat all Medic Mentor, University Hospitals Birmingham Trust and the respective websites with respect.
- To comply with requests of Medic Mentor and The University Hospitals Birmingham Trust.
- To adhere to the Medic Mentor’s and University Hospitals Birmingham Trust’s website’s safeguarding, service agreement and privacy policies and to any specific requirements that apply to areas where Medic Mentor and University Hospitals Birmingham Trust online events take place.
- To provide Medic Mentor and University Hospitals Birmingham Trust with a student ID card or other form of identification when asked to do so.
Medic Mentor and University Hospitals Birmingham Trust considers the forms of inappropriate conduct that are set out below, to constitute misconduct that is likely to lead to disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct. However, the list should not be regarded as exhaustive.
- Unacceptable behaviour arising from the consumption of alcohol.
- The possession of, distribution of or use of illegal drugs.
- Discrimination, harassment, or victimisation of others on the grounds of their age, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion, belief, or sexual orientation.
- Failure to respect the rights of others to freedom of speech within the law, as required by Section 43 of the Education Act (No.2) 1986.
- Disorderly, threatening, bullying, or offensive behaviour or language whilst at a Medic Mentor and University Hospitals Birmingham Trust online event, engaged in Medic Mentor or University Hospitals Birmingham Trust virtual activity (including WhatsApp), or using Medic Mentor and University Hospitals Birmingham Trust online resources.
- Any action that is likely to cause injury or impairment of safety at Medic Mentor and University Hospitals Birmingham Trust online events.
- Any behaviour that damages Medic Mentor’s or University Hospitals Birmingham Trust’s reputation with its local communities, as evidenced by complaints from residents, residents’ groups, local representatives or the police.
- Any behaviour that damages, or that has the potential to damage, Medic Mentor’s or University Hospitals Birmingham Trust’s relationship or reputation with external organisations and groups.
- Bullying or harassment of any kind towards a student, Medic Mentor, University Hospitals Birmingham Trust, or any other person on a Medic Mentor and University Hospitals Birmingham Trust online event or activity, by any means including cyber-bullying, cyber-harassment, or harassment through social media, whether via Medic Mentor resources or via personal equipment.
- Actions that involve making defamatory statements and/or false claims about a Medic Mentor and University Hospitals Birmingham Trust or another student on a Medic Mentor course.
- Damage to, defacement of, or misappropriation of, Medic Mentor and University Hospitals Birmingham Trust property or the respective websites, whether caused intentionally or recklessly.
- Misuse or unauthorised use of Medic Mentor or venue premises and property, including computer misuse.
- Recording Medic Mentor lectures, other academic sessions or conversations without the agreement of the person(s) involved, or with the express permission of Medic Mentor.
- Failure to disclose details of personal identification to a Medic Mentor or University Hospitals Birmingham Trust in circumstances in which it is reasonable to require that such information be given.
- Theft, fraud, deceit, deception or dishonesty in relation to Medic Mentor or University Hospitals Birmingham Trust and its students, or while on Medic Mentor-related activities.
- Any unacceptable behaviour that results from the possession, use or supply of illegal drugs.
- Other behaviour that constitutes a potential criminal offence towards Medic Mentor and University Hospitals Birmingham Trust or towards any other individual.
- Behaviour that constitutes a potential risk to the health, safety and well- being of Medic Mentors, University Hospitals Birmingham Trust, students, parents, teachers or staff members, or that creates a legal liability for Medic Mentor and University Hospitals Birmingham Trust.
- Physical violence or the threat of physical violence towards others.
- Any other behaviour that compromises the reputation Medic Mentor or University Hospitals Birmingham Trust.
Procedure for dealing with breaches of the Student Code of Conduct:
- Where it is alleged that a student has breached the Student Code of Conduct, the matter will be reviewed by Medic Mentor Chief Mentors and escalated to the President, in accordance with the disciplinary procedure, detailed below.
- Where a Medic Mentor encounters a student violating the Student Code of Conduct, whilst on a Medic Mentor residential course, and this is corroborated by another Medic Mentor, a student, or electronic evidence, the matter may, at the discretion of the relevant senior Mentor (who will be a doctor, dentist or vet), lead to the student being removed from the Medic Mentor community and all Medic Mentor programmes (without a refund). Their parent/carer will be informed and, if indicated, the police will be informed.
- The parent must also be willing to openly and honestly discuss the concerns raised with the Senior Mentor.
By signing below, you are agreeing to abide by Medic Mentor’s Student Code of Conduct