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Code of Student Conduct for Using the Student Lounges

The Student Lounge and the Postgraduate (PG) Lounge have been created exclusively for Middlesex University Dubai students. External visitors are not allowed in the premises. The PG Lounge is for use by enrolled postgraduate students only. To ensure student safety, the lounges are equipped with CCTV system. It is the responsibility of every student to keep the lounges neat, clean and orderly at all times. Be courteous to fellow-students; always rearrange the chairs, tables and couches back to their original positions after you are done using them. Personal belongings should always be kept in the owners’ possession. Students should ensure they have collected all their objects at the time of exiting (even temporarily) the student lounges. The University will not be liable towards misplaced or lost items. All electrical equipment must be switched off (this includes lights, TV and computers) after use. The University offers a range of ‘board games’ which students can use to play in the Student Lounge only, such as Chess, Monopoly, Pictionary, Carom as well as the video game kits, headphones and joysticks for entertainment and PC/video games. All enrolled student can borrow a game or part of the mentioned equipment – subject to availability – from the University’s Reception Desk (Ground Floor) by leaving the Student ID Card on a first come-first serve basis. You will receive your ID card back upon returning the equipment in timely manner (maximum use of 3 hours at a time) and in the same condition as at the time of borrowing.

Students who damage or deface student lounges - including any university equipment - in any way, whether intentionally or out of carelessness, will be required to pay for the damage and any other penalty that the University may decide to levy. Such students will not be allowed in the lounge premises until arrangements have been made to reimburse for the University for the cost of damages and any other penalty that the University may decide to levy. In case of severe offences or repeated violations, the privilege to access student lounges can be withdrawn permanently.

The following behaviour is strictly FORBIDDEN at all times:

  • Smoking
  • Intimate displays of affection
  • Possession, storage or consumption of alcoholic drinks, drugs and narcotics or any other banned substance
  • Use of abusive and offensive language or gestures
  • Display of violent, disorderly or threatening behaviour  
  • Removal or damage any equipment in the lounge (this includes the furniture and any other item such as cables, TV set and the remote, batteries, decorative and art displays, etc.)
  • Playing any card games
  • Undertaking any activity related to betting or gambling (this is a serious violation of UAE laws)

Please note that the above code of conduct will be strictly enforced. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in suspension of your Lounge access and you may also be subject to actions under the University’s disciplinary procedures and where applicable, penalties through the UAE’s law enforcement agencies. Students are encouraged to report any violations of these guidelines to the Student Activities Manager, Ms Dragana Symons, 04 4331775, email: D.Symons@mdx.ac.

 

The band rehearsal room and stored instruments and equipment are reserved for the members of the university music group only. Students can become a member by show-casing their talent and commitment during the academic year. Invitations to the auditions will be emailed to students and will be posted on the university’s Facebook page in advance.

The above guidelines document only some examples of behaviour that are desirable or undesirable based on the core principles of the Student Code of Conduct. However, they are not intended to be an exhaustive list of do’s and don’ts. Students should conduct themselves at all times in a manner which demonstrates respect for the University, their fellow students and staff members. Any suggestions or feedback for improvement can be made by contacting Student Activities.

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