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Student guidance: audio and video recording of lectures

Recordings by students

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GCU's Inclusive and Accessible Learning and Teaching Checklist outlines that students are permitted to audio record their lectures, tutorials and supervision sessions using their own equipment for their own personal learning, and in compliance with GCU guidance on the use of recordings.  

• You should inform teaching staff that they are being recorded.
• You shouldn’t carry out covert or concealed recording.
• Do not record if teaching staff object.
• Do not record if the lecture material contains sensitive personal information. Talk to your lecturer before the lecture and ask them if the lecture contains any sensitive personal or commercial information.
• Your recordings are for your personal use only.
• You must not record on behalf of anyone else.
• You must not share recordings with anyone else, as no further distribution of the recording is permitted. You must not share, publish or sell your recordings in any form.
• When you make a recording, the content of the recorded material does not belong to you, so you should destroy it once it is no longer needed for study. 
• Misuse of recordings may be considered academic misconduct or infringement of copyright. This may lead to disciplinary action.

Recording: tutorials or seminar discussions
In small group sessions such as tutorials and seminars, where students participate and share information, recording is permitted in place of note-taking in line with the guidelines for students above. In addition:
• All participants should be aware recording is taking place.
• Participants in the session have the right to refuse to be recorded. If they do, you must not record the session.
• On occasions, where sensitive issues or personal experiences are being discussed, teaching staff can insist that recording stops in order to protect confidentiality
• Lecturers have the right to stop the recording where they feel that it is negatively affecting the quality and openness of the students’ discussion.

Recording: one-to-one meetings
• You mustn’t carry out covert or concealed recording. You should not record or film in secret.
• You can request to record one-to-one meetings which take place in a learning and teaching setting, where it is appropriate.
• You should explain why recording is required.

Further information and guidance for students:

General information about copyright, data protection and other legal issues are available on the JISC Legal website.