Guidance on Social Media for Students

Social media is a huge part of everyday life and affects how we interact, live and work. Used effectively, the way you conduct yourself online can enhance your learning experience and make you more employable when you graduate. Used poorly, you risk damaging your reputation and potentially harming others, as well as leaving yourself open to formal disciplinary and even legal proceedings. This guidance will help you understand the risks and avoid the pitfalls.

All registered students

Our expectations of you under this policy:

As a student, you have agreed to abide by our laws and act in accordance with our policies, which include treating staff and fellow students with mutual dignity and respect. The behaviour we expect from you applies both online and offline and we view violations on social media as equal to anything published in print or said in person.

Your expectations of us under this policy:

This guide is intended to support and protect students, making you aware of the benefits and potential pitfalls of social networking, and the consequences in place for misusing social media – both as a Manchester student and in your personal life.