For full University regulations please see:

Here are some of the main points to note:


Users sending University communications via email must use their University account. Personal email accounts must not be used for conducting University business or communications.

Staff: Please also see the Communications and Social Media page.

Social Media - Think Before You Post

There are countless ways for Nottingham students to express their views about the University, their experiences and their friends.  Many of these are helpful and productive aids for learning as well as for social networking.

However, you need to be aware that anything you post (however innocently intended) on your own blog, web page, via Twitter or on Facebook or similar sites, may be seen as potentially defamatory or libellous.

Any statement you publish may be legally actionable.  Even comments which simply contain factual inaccuracies can potentially cause loss or damage to individuals or jeopardise their safety.  You may be personally liable for the consequences.  Also, you might want to think about how your social media presence might look to a future employer.

You also need to remember that you remain subject to the University’s regulations covering acceptable standards of behaviour; IT facilities usage; harassment and bullying.  In the event of a serious breach of these regulations, on Facebook, Twitter or elsewhere, the University will not hesitate to take action which could lead amongst other things to withdrawal of your IT access, and to a fine or suspension (or even in the most extreme case to expulsion) under the University’s Code of Discipline for Students.

So, do think carefully before posting comments about others.

- taken from the University's Goverance Guide

Recording Lectures

The Audio and Visual Recording of Lectures and other Interactions by Students

  1. Students may record lectures and other interactions only for the purposes of personal study.  This includes any course related activity undertaken whilst a student is registered at the University, to include, but not limited to: lectures, seminars, tutorials, discussion groups, laboratory work, fieldwork.
  2. A student shall acquire no intellectual property rights in the recording or its contents whatsoever*, and is absolutely prohibited from broadcasting** or supplying the recording to any other person for commercial gain or otherwise except for transcription purposes.
  3. The University has the right to prohibit the recording of lectures and other interactions for students not authorised under the University’s compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act.  For example, for reasons of personal or commercial confidentiality.
  4. Failure to comply with the above shall constitute a disciplinary offence to be dealt with under the University disciplinary procedures.

NOTE: The School of English require students wishing to record a lecture or other interactions to inform the tutor before they record the session. Consideration needs to be given to other students who are taking part in the session.


*   The content of lectures and lecture handouts and other related material may be the intellectual property of the University or individual lecturers/tutors, depending in each case on circumstances and interpretation of law.
** To include, but not limited to: the internet, television, radio.

Further information can be found on the University's Governance website: