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Role Play Scenario 24
You are one of the judges of an important student poster competition at your university. One of the entrants comes to you before the judging and offers to pay you to let their entry win. They say to find them again tomorrow, and walk away.
In this role play, you speak to the student the next day.
Excellent Student Approach
2. Open Questions
3. Develop Rapport
4. Address the issues known
5. Identify any additional issues
6. Summary and plan going forward
1 - Find the student and politely say that you are speaking to them in light of their remark yesterday.
2 - Ask them if what they said yesterday still stands, and to explain what they meant.
3 - Ensure that you are polite and friendly when addressing the student.
4 - After they explain their offer, you need to explain to them why it is wrong and unacceptable. By making this offer, they are breaking the rules of the competition, as well as acting immorally. Others will have worked hard on their entries, and likely be more deserving of winning. This kind of behaviour is also alarming in terms of professionalism; a willingness to bend the rules like this bodes poorly for their future behaviour.
5 - Check if the student has made this offer to any other judges; explain that it may be best if he withdraws from the competition, as you will have to explain this action to the other judges otherwise.
6 - Ensure the student realises this behaviour is unacceptable and cannot be repeated in future; ensure that they are willing to withdraw from the competition (in case they have tried this tactic with other judges).