Important: Read our Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline

Liverpool loves its students and welcomes thousands of you to our great city every year. We are proud of what you bring to our community.

To help us to maintain our positive relationships with our neighbours and the wider city community it’s important to remember that you need to adhere to our Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline.

If you’re not familiar with the policy, make sure you take a look and read the document, as it outlines how we expect you to behave both on and off campus as a student at the University. It is important that you pay particular attention to Appendix I, which highlights what we consider to be non-academic misconduct.

Policy update

In 2017 we updated the policy to more explicitly address sexual misconduct offences. The update was made as part of our commitment to tackle the nationwide issue of sexual harassment and assault.

We hope you have a great time with us, but if you do experience sexual misconduct (whether on campus, in town or elsewhere) we can support you and we encourage you to talk to our specialist advisers.

Find out more about how you can report an incident and the support we can offer via our Sexual assault, harassment and hate crime webpages.  You can also contact our advisers directly via email ( or by phone on 0151 794 5863.

Be mindful when using social media

Social media is a brilliant tool for feeling connected and engaged. In addition, it can also be used to enhance your career prospects. 95% of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers use social media in their recruitment process and that over 50% of employees look at the social media profiles of candidates before offering a job.

It’s important to be aware of the risks associated with using social media. Misuse of social media can potentially lead to long term damage to your academic and employment prospects and legal action, as well as mental health issues.

Familiarise yourself with the University’s Social Media Compliance Policy and make sure you know the rules to protect privacy relating to your area of study at the University. For example, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medical and Veterinary students must retain professionalism and respect confidentiality in clinical cases. Research students must also be aware of rules governing the recruitment of study volunteers.

Check out our list of what you need to know and some tips about how to stay safe on social media.