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Jun 04
Don't throw away your degree, just because you're trying to be funny

The sun is shining and I have three topics to talk to you about in this blog:​

​​1. Remember that this is exam/coursework season for the majority of Surrey students on campus. Whilst your fellow students are stressed and revising in the library, they may not appreciate being 'spotted' and outed for the entertainment of others... ‘Lad culture’: what are your thoughts? Fill in the survey and let us know.

Social media is now students’ primary way of communicating with each other.  It’s incredibly popular, instant, useful, and addictive.  However, it can also be used as a weapon and one person’s banter and comedy could be another’s insult.  We all have different views on what is acceptable – and everyone has a different sense of humour, but we do all have one important thing in common: we’re all Surrey students, and therefore, we’re all signed up to the University’s rules.

These regulations include a list of actions which it considers to be disciplinary offences.  It includes: ‘Any conduct that constitutes a criminal offence',  ‘use of violent, indecent, disorderly, threatening, intimidating or offensive behaviour or language to any member of the University’,  ‘causing damage or harm to members of the University’ and ‘breach of a University code – including the acceptable use policy for computing facilities.’

The University has disciplinary regulations.

If you use social media to comment about someone, whether you know them or not, and regardless of whether you’re trying to be funny, remember that anyone viewing this comment could see it as cyber bullying.  If you think you’re being anonymous online, remember that this is rarely the case – everything you do online is traceable.  You could be reported to the University, you could even be reported to the police, and the consequences you face could be very serious.  If the University decides that your offence is serious, it can expel you. 

Social media is fun.  It’s entertaining.  It can occupy that quick break you want to take from your revision.  But remember we don’t all share the same sense of humour.   Don’t throw your degree away by trying to be funny.

2. Lad culture: ‘Lad culture’: what are your thoughts? Fill in the survey and let us know. https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/5dee9f7

3. Tips on how to beat exam stress.



Jun 04
Don't throw away your degree, just because you're trying to be funny

The sun is shining and I have three topics to talk to you about in this blog:​

​​1. Remember that this is exam/coursework season for the majority of Surrey students on campus. Whilst your fellow students are stressed and revising in the library, they may not appreciate being 'spotted' and outed for the entertainment of others... ‘Lad culture’: what are your thoughts? Fill in the survey and let us know.

Social media is now students’ primary way of communicating with each other.  It’s incredibly popular, instant, useful, and addictive.  However, it can also be used as a weapon and one person’s banter and comedy could be another’s insult.  We all have different views on what is acceptable – and everyone has a different sense of humour, but we do all have one important thing in common: we’re all Surrey students, and therefore, we’re all signed up to the University’s rules.

These regulations include a list of actions which it considers to be disciplinary offences.  It includes: ‘Any conduct that constitutes a criminal offence',  ‘use of violent, indecent, disorderly, threatening, intimidating or offensive behaviour or language to any member of the University’,  ‘causing damage or harm to members of the University’ and ‘breach of a University code – including the acceptable use policy for computing facilities.’

The University has disciplinary regulations.

If you use social media to comment about someone, whether you know them or not, and regardless of whether you’re trying to be funny, remember that anyone viewing this comment could see it as cyber bullying.  If you think you’re being anonymous online, remember that this is rarely the case – everything you do online is traceable.  You could be reported to the University, you could even be reported to the police, and the consequences you face could be very serious.  If the University decides that your offence is serious, it can expel you. 

Social media is fun.  It’s entertaining.  It can occupy that quick break you want to take from your revision.  But remember we don’t all share the same sense of humour.   Don’t throw your degree away by trying to be funny.

2. Lad culture: ‘Lad culture’: what are your thoughts? Fill in the survey and let us know. https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/5dee9f7

3. Tips on how to beat exam stress.



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