Policy Statement on Students’ Recording of Lectures

31.1  Students will normally have the opportunity to make audio recordings of course lectures for study purposes where official recordings are not available. 

31.2  The lecturer’s consent to record will not normally be refused without good reasons.  Any recording is for the student’s use in relation to their studies but it may be shared, in a similar way that lecture notes are shared, with other students on the same course. In no circumstances, however, should a recording be made available to other parties. 

  • Once the recording has served its study purpose, it should be erased.
  • Students may be asked to turn off their recording device when other students do not want their personal contribution recorded. 
  • Students may be asked to turn off their recording device during parts of a lecture when deemed appropriate by the lecturer.
  • Acceptable grounds for not allowing student recording of all or part of a lecture include:
    • The provision of an official University recording;
    • Where the lecture is likely to have repeated or substantial student speech or interactions;
    • Where the lecture includes sensitive content;
    • Where the lecture is delivered by a visiting lecturer.
  • The making, use or retention of recordings in contravention of this policy statement - for example, where consent to record has not been granted, or a recording has been uploaded to the internet - will be considered as a breach of the Code of Student Conduct, and may also be subject to legal action.

The University’s Lecture Recording Policy is available in full at: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/policies/studentsupport/lecturerecordingpolicy/.

This policy was updated on 5 June 2020.

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