Fitness to Practise
Students and staff are expected to dress appropriately for the nature of the activity in which they are involved. All staff and students have a responsibility to dress appropriately. Clothes with provocative or offensive logos, for example, must not be worn.
Formal visits to other places of work.
Visitors should comply with the dress code of the institution concerned. In general terms this would require trousers or skirt rather than denim jeans and shirt and tie or blouse rather than T-shirt. Head-wear (hoods, caps etc.) should not be worn inside the buildings if it would impede identification or communication. (Please refer to the NHS North West Guidance on Dress Code for Pharmacy Students document.)
All students and staff working in a laboratory must be properly attired. This will generally require the use of laboratory coats (which must be fastened) and eye protection devices. On occasion, other protection (such as disposable gloves) may be required.
Loose clothing must be removed or constrained within laboratory coats. Hair which is shoulder length, or longer, must be completely restrained to avoid it coming into contact with materials in use in the laboratory. Hair should be restrained n such a way that it does not need to be touched within the laboratory.
Protective clothing should not be worn to non-laboratory classes. It should only be put on in the corridor outside a laboratory, immediately prior to entry. Such clothing should be removed on leaving the laboratory. Laboratory coats should be folded outside-in and sealed in a plastic bag for transportation. (Further information on the use of protective clothing is available in the School's published Health and Safety policy document.)
Students must be clearly identifiable during any assessment (examinations, laboratory classes, class tests and etc). Hats with wide brims or peaks, hoods, and other clothing which conceal any or all of the face, must not be worn.
University-issued student identity cards are occasionally required for identification (attendance at formal examinations, for example, is prohibited without the display of this card). Cards should be carried routinely by all students. It is essential that staff are able to match a card and its holder without impediment. (Further details of the University's assessment procedures are published on the University's website.)
Tutorials, seminars and workshops
There is no specific dress code for tutorials, seminars or workshops. Students and staff must dress in an appropriate way to facilitate the activity. Dress should not be offensive and must not inhibit communication.
There is no specific dress code for lectures. Students and staff must dress in an appropriate way to facilitate the activity. Dress must not be offensive to others and must not inhibit communication.
Failure to comply with the School dress code policy may result in disciplinary action, which could include exclusion from the University.