Information Compliance

Recording lectures/seminars


As part of their enrolment, students agree to the following:

Audio and video recording of lectures/seminars is permitted for staff and for disabled students.  Staff use the KentPlayer service and disabled students may use their own recording equipment.  It is a requirement for the recording member of staff or the student to notify the other attendees.  This is to enable other attendees to express their wish not to be recorded and for the recording to be paused during their participation.  Students who download or record seminars are subject to the University’s Acceptable Use Policy.  Non-compliance with this policy will be treated as a serious breach of academic integrity and IT Regulations.

For further guidance, staff may wish to refer to advice originally published by Jisc legal. The key point regarding data protection is:

Obtaining informed consent from anyone who is the focus of a recorded lecture (or seminar) is likely to ensure fair and lawful processing of personal data. Everyone attending should know that it is being recorded, why it's being recorded and who will have access to it. A recording-free zone might be set up to accommodate those who wish to opt-out.



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Last Updated: 07/12/2015