At events hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), all participants should be able to take part in a friendly, safe and inclusive environment, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, language, political opinion, disability, physical appearance, or religion. CRASSH values the participation of each speaker and attendee and wants them to benefit from the event.

All speakers and attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other speakers, attendees and organisers throughout the event.

This code of conduct outlines expected participant behaviour during the event, and explains how to report an incident of discrimination, bullying or harassment if this becomes relevant.

All participants are expected to:
  • be inclusive, considerate, respectful and collaborative.
  • refrain from intimidating, discriminatory, harassing or demeaning behaviour.
  • inform the event organisers if you notice someone in distress.
Unacceptable behaviour:

Examples of unacceptable behaviour include intimidation, harassment, bullying, discrimination, derogatory or demeaning conduct related to age, gender, sexual orientation, race, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, disability, physical appearance, religion or other status.

Participants found to be engaging in behaviour that violates this code of conduct will be dealt with in line with the University’s harassment procedures.

Reporting unacceptable behaviour:

If you or someone else are subjected to, or notice unacceptable behaviour, or you have any other concerns, please report it directly to CRASSH via email: All reports will be dealt with confidentially.

 Twitter Guidelines for CRASSH Events
  • Always tweet using the event hashtag and CRASSH handle @CRASSHlive. This will make sure your tweets are seen by everyone following the hashtag and can also be used to compile an archive of the event tweets.

  • Attribute correctly and clearly: begin tweets about a paper with either the name or the initials of the speaker, so that readers of the tweet can recognise whose ideas are being reported.

  • If you know the speaker’s twitter handle, include it, so that people can connect to them if they wish.

  • If a follower asks a question, feel free to relay that question to the speaker during the question session, and report the answer back; questions from people ‘in the room’ should, however, always take precedence.

  • Tweet about any aspects of the event you like, taking into account what people may find interesting. Remember to uphold a high standard of collegiality and professionalism, particularly keeping in mind the very public nature of twitter as a medium.

  • If a session chair, speaker or other attendee asks you to stop live tweeting for any reason, please stop.


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