The QA Programme have created a Code of Conduct in cooperation with the Faculty of Humanities and require all members to follow it.

You can read our Code of Conduct here:

The QA Programme is a social organisation run by students for students, with the purpose of cultivating and strengthening the international study environment at the Faculty of Humanities. The events created and hosted by the programme make up the international study environment, meaning that the primary focus is social, cultural, linguistic and/or academic. Therefore, it is vital that the programme and all its members, mentors and mentees adhere to the same moral codex.

As part of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen, all relevant guidelines and policies of the Faculty and the University naturally cover the QA Programme as well. This Code of Conduct has been made to specifically cover members of the QA Programme.

Mentors in the QA Programme are expected to be considerate about cultural differences between themselves and mentees. The programme relies on its mentors to behave according to their own best judgement, but, most importantly, also to follow the basic principles of the programme which are set in place to ensure the best possible relations between its members

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Reliability
  • Cultural consideratio
  • Inclusiveness

In order to prepare mentors for a successful semester, we strongly encourage all mentors to participate in the mentor workshop hosted by the QA Programme. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce mentors to the board, the structure of the programme, and to guide mentors through the mentoring process and the ethical considerations that have to be taken. 

If a mentor is unable to attend the mentor workshop due to exams or pre-scheduled travelling, they will receive the information presented at the workshop. All mentors are also more than welcome to ask a board member or their supergroup leader to go through our mentor-guidelines with them during the semester. The QA Programme encourage questions and are always looking for ways to improve, so that we can offer the best possibilities for our members. 

It is the mentor’s/mentee’s responsibility to contact the board if any problems arise, since the QA Programme are decentralised and the main function of the board is to create mentor groups, pair mentors with mentees, host supergroup meetings and events throughout the semester. Besides these events, the board does not oversee interaction between co-mentors and their mentees and therefore has to rely on its members to inform us of any problems. The board is always available and interested in helping its members but needs to be informed of any issues in order to provide assistance. 

The QA Programme have a zero-tolerance policy toward bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination against skin color, race, political orientation, disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, national, social or ethnic origin and all other intolerable behaviour. All complaints are taken seriously and discussed at closed board meetings and/or with responsible faculty employees. Mentors and mentees are valued equally and are equal members of the QA Programme. Failure to comply with the zero-tolerance policy will lead to permanent expulsion from the programme. If members have been made uncomfortable or feel targeted due to comments or actions from other members, please inform the board at qaprogramme@qaprogramme.dk or the faculty or your institute.