We welcome your participation and comments on the University College Birmingham’s website, online forums and various digital and social media content. We are always happy to engage but would like to remind you that you are fully responsible for everything you post.

We may monitor any user-generated content, and we reserve the right to remove content that is that is off-topic, or could be considered harassment, bullying or discriminatory. To make our online community a safe and welcoming space, here are some of the rules we follow:

  • Please stay on topic. We will hide or remove content that is clearly off-topic.
  • We will remove anything that contains abusive, vulgar, offensive, unlawful, threatening or harassing content, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms or imagery that target specific individuals or groups.
  • We may report content that we deem to be illegal, or that breaks the policies of the platform on which it’s posted.
  • We will remove spam and content that promotes services or products, or that involves political campaigning or lobbying.
  • We will remove comments that give the appearance of legal, medical, financial or other professional advice.
  • We may remove content that contains personal information (whether your own or someone else's), including home address, phone number, student or staff ID numbers, or e-mail address, in order to protect privacy.
  • Gratuitous links to sites and repeat submissions of the same (or very similar) contributions are viewed as spam and may result in the content being removed and the poster being blocked.
  • Communications made through social media posts, e-mail, webinars, and messaging systems will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or complaint to University College Birmingham. You can provide feedback to the University using the agreed official routes.
  • All user-generated content is released into the public domain unless the participant clearly requests otherwise, so do not submit anything you do not wish to broadcast to the general public.

We hope that the above rules feel reasonable and that it’s clear why we need to adopt them, but users that do not comply with these standards of conduct may be blocked without warning or further explanation from us.

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