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Teaching Session Behaviour Expectations

The Student Charter sets out what the University and its staff and students can expect from each other to provide you with a great experience as a Salford student. This includes a commitment from staff and students to treat fellow staff and students fairly and respectfully at all times. The Charter is available at:

Some students and staff have said they would find it helpful to have more detailed guidance about what standards and types of behaviour in teaching sessions the University expects. These guidelines are a supplement to the Student Charter, and as such, they have been jointly produced by the University and the University of Salford Students’ Union. They aim to help students and staff to agree together the behaviour that is expected in class to enable you to get the most out of your learning experience.

We recommend that lecturers and student representatives discuss these guidelines with students, adding or removing things from this list by agreement, which everyone then abides by.

To help us to learn effectively in class it would be great if we all...

  • Respect the dignity of all students and staff
  • Comply with any register or attendance monitoring
  • Arrive at our session in good time and are prepared for learning
  • Turn our mobile phone to silent mode before the session begins
  • Give the session our full attention and participate appropriately with all teaching activities
  • Take the nearest available seat as quickly and quietly as possible if we arrive within the first 15 minutes of the session
  • Check with the lecturer before making an audio or video recording of the lecture further guidance is available at:

It would be great if we didn’t…

  • Arrive more than 5 minutes late
  • Talk on a mobile phone during the session
  • Bring food or drink into the session other than bottled water (except for medical reasons)

The serious stuff…

The University takes the safety and wellbeing of all its students and staff very seriously. Disruptive and/or threatening behaviour and the harassment of students and/or staff are unacceptable and action will be taken in such circumstances. This could lead to the Student Disciplinary Procedure being invoked.