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Etiquette in lectures

Different lecturers have different views on the extent to which students should participate while in lectures, and you will have to judge this for yourself.

If you cannot hear, cannot read the notes on a board or feel that a point has not been explained clearly, you should not be afraid to say so. If you are the only student in the class continuing to experience difficulty on a particular point, then it is best to talk to the lecturer at the end of the lecture rather than slow down the whole class.

In lectures, it is important to take detailed notes. Try to note down the essential points rather than transcribing every word. In many cases, you will have been given a hand-out that will assist your note taking, as some material will already be written down for you but you must supplement this with the detailed points covered by the lecturer.

It is especially important to make a note of points that you have not entirely understood, so that you can look into them after the lecture is over. Some of these points will resolve themselves by the end of the lecture, but sometimes you may need to seek advice from the lecturer. After a lecture, and while it is still reasonably fresh in your mind, you should go over your notes, rewriting any portions that are hard to read and sorting out any problems that you noted at the time or that occur to you while rereading. It is best to do this before the next lecture.

Policy on Recording of Lectures

We recognise that students from time to time will wish to record lectures in audio or visual/audio media for a variety of reasons.

Students should note that the copyright of the content of a recording belongs to the lecturer and may not be reproduced without their consent. A student making a recording may use it for personal study only and may not reproduce or distribute it to others without the express consent of all those recorded.

In all cases, students must get permission to record the lecture from the lecturer.