Student Behaviour in the Community
Our Students´ Charter is reviewed and agreed between senior university staff and the Students´ Union on an annual basis. The Charter serves as an important reminder of the diversity of the Sheffield community and of the kinds of issues that can make life difficult for the neighbourhoods in which our students reside and work.
The Charter requires students to behave responsibly in the community, particularly stressing the need for students to respect their neighbours, to adopt acceptable behaviour and to help promote good community relations.
In addition to the Students´ Charter, a tool to encourage good behaviour was introduced in 2009 as part of the online enrolment system for first year accommodation. Before completing the enrolment process students are required to read information on `being a good neighbour and what the University expects of them´. We are proud of the fact that in the first year over 94% of first year students completed this process.
These messages are reinforced throughout the academic year via email, websites, promotional campaigns and publications by both the University and the Students´ Union.