6. Students shall be permitted to audio record lectures, tutorials and supervision sessions using their own equipment for their own personal learning.
No, all students now have automatic permission to audio record material.
Students will use their own personal equipment.
However, if you prefer to conduct the recording for the whole class you can access information on standardised recording at Edinburgh University at the following link:
Recorded materials made by students must be destroyed before the student graduates, but may be destroyed following the final assessment for the specific course.
Yes, teaching staff have the right to insist that recording stops if sensitive or confidential information is discussed. In these cases reasons should be made clear to students.
The conditions of use are set out in the University rules and regulations that students agree to at matriculation. Failure to comply with the conditions of use will be a disciplinary offence. Students will be made aware of the conditions of use at matriculation, all details may be found on the University website:
Yes, all intellectual property rights will remain with the University and/or individual members of teaching staff as appropriate.
Sometimes students will want to discuss personal, sensitive or confidential matters with you after class. Staff must be aware and try to ensure that all parties are positioned well away from recording devices for such conversations.
This will support students’ note-taking efforts, facilitate review of complex content, and aid revision. It is anticipated that this will be used to supplement students’ lecture experiences and help them to concentrate on actively participating in classes. Recorded lectures build on the value of the lecture and should not be seen as a replacement for lecture attendance.
Students will be able to actively engage with learning and teaching without having to write constant notes throughout. They will be able to consolidate notes after listening to the recordings, and will be able to use the recordings to better prepare for exams.