Student Services Disability Support

Recording of Lectures

Students can record lectures if they so wish, and without asking for explicit permission, so long as it is only for their private use. Recording may on occasions be prohibited for commercial or confidentiality reasons.

The University of Nottingham’s guidelines for the recording of lectures by students can be found at:

Lecturers will post any recorded course materials on the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

For Moodle Help & Support pages on Workspace, go to:

More University of Nottingham audio/video material can be found at:

News, Events & Research

Media Space



Test Tube

Most mobile phones and smartphones can make audio and video recordings. Some have this functionality as standard; or an app may be required, downloaded from sources such as:                                                         

iTunes App Store

Google Play

Windows Phone Store

Laptops can also be used to record audio. Audio recording software/desktop app (e.g. OneNote/Evernote) and an external microphone may be required

You can also check out digital voice recorders (e.g. Sony UX560 or Olympus WS-853) on sites such as Amazon. Consider how files can be downloaded to a PC/mobile device (via Wi-Fi or USB) and the available file formats (e.g. MP3). 


Students studying in a lecture theatre



Accessibility (Disability Support)

Portland Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44(0) 115 95 15992