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Policy on Recording of Lectures by Students

The University expects all students to participate fully in the learning opportunities offered by their course of study and encourages all students to take advantage of additional opportunities for development, both personally and academically. As part of this, attendance at lectures is an expectation. (We also believe that note-taking (as in lectures) is itself a valuable skill.)

Should you wish to record a lecture (in any format, whether audio or audio-visual) you must seek the permission of the lecturer before the lecture begins and you will need to explain the reason for wishing to record the lecture.

It is important that you respect your lecturer's work and their right to manage the manner in which it is distributed. Lectures and learning materials are the intellectual property of the University and the staff who develop them and who deliver teaching through a variety of methods. Any recording that is made with the lecturer's permission must not be distributed in any format (including through posting the recording or a transcription on the internet or any other forum). The information may only be used in support of your own learning or others' registered on the course (with the express permission of the lecturer). Any offences under the Policy may be dealt with under the University's Disciplinary Regulations.

The University recognises that recording can form a reasonable adjustment for students with disabilities under the Equality Act 2010. If you wish to record lectures or other learning opportunities in order to make the information more accessible to you due to a disability or learning difference, please contact Disability Services or the University Mental Health Co-ordinators for advice on ways the University can support you on or . If Disability Services or the University Mental Health Co-ordinators have notified your department that recording lectures will support your learning, you will not need to seek the permission of the lecturer before the lecture begins, but recordings must not be distributed in any format.


Approved by the Senate on 14 March 2012