Responsible use of social media

Leeds University Business School wants students to use social media responsibly to enhance their studies and their membership of the University of Leeds student community.

Social media is an important and valuable means of communication and as such, we encourage students to participate in our social media pages. We also recognise students may wish to set up their own informal groups.

Consider the following tips

  • Personal safety – Don’t reveal information about you that could be used to steal your identity or put yourself at any risk.
  • Social media is not anonymous, and the internet remembers everything. Think carefully about posting anything which you would not want a third party such as a future employer, institution or professional body to read.
  • If you are on a course that leads to professional accreditation, make sure you also familiarise yourself with the relevant professional standards regarding the use of social media.
  • Uphold the values of the University of Leeds, professionalism, inclusiveness, integrity and community.
  • Be respectful of and protect the privacy of your fellow students and staff. Don’t share content or photographs if you do not have permission to do so.
  • Don’t share your work or ask others to share their work with you.
  • Bullying remains bullying even if it is not conducted in a public sphere. The same is true for cyber-bullying. Uphold the University policy on Dignity and Mutual Respect.
  • Consider the importance of data protection. Don’t share any publicly sensitive information on social media e.g. email addresses, telephone numbers.