Events code of conduct

QCS Hub code of conduct for events

We are committed to creating and maintaining a friendly, safe and inclusive environment at all events. This should apply to all participants, regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, race, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, disability, physical appearance, religion or other status.

Therefore, participants at both physical and virtual events are expected to:

  • Be considerate, respectful, collaborative and act with due professionalism.
  • Refrain from demeaning, intimidating, discriminatory or harassing behaviour and speech.
  • Be mindful of fellow participants and alert event organizers if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress or any form of harassment.
  • Participate in an authentic and active way.

Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments; deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images and links; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately. Event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from an event without warning or compensation.

This code of conduct applies to all conference participants (organisers, speakers, attendees, sponsors, guests and staff) during the event, at related social events, and online.

Individual institutions may also have their own additional codes of conduct (such as the University of Oxford’s Code of Practice on Meetings and Events), which participants are expected to abide by alongside the Hub’s own.