Photography, recordings and social media guidelines

You need written permission before you can take photos, video or audio recordings of lectures, tutorials, practical classes or any other learning activity. Any photos or recordings are for private use only, and must not be distributed in any way.

To protect people's privacy and intellectual property, taking photos, video or audio recordings during lectures, practical classes, tutorials or any other learning activity as part of your studies is generally not allowed.  If you wish to take photos or recordings, you need the written permission of the staff member supervising the activity.

Where the recording may contain sensitive information, you should also gain written permission from the subject coordinator.  If you are requesting to record learning activities because you have a disability, you should contact Student Equity and Disability Support to arrange authorisation.

Photos or recordings of learning activities are for your own personal study use only. Distribution of these photos or recordings is not allowed. This means that you cannot share the recording with others (even classmates) without additional permission from the supervisory staff member. Posting photos or recordings to the internet, social media, or to a device which others can access, is not allowed.

Please note that no photos or video recordings are permitted in the Veterinary Clinic and Hospital.

A permission form is available here.

Guidelines for taking photos or recordings of teaching activities:

  • You can only take photos or other recordings where individuals are identifiable with the express permission of each of those individuals, their legal guardians or, in the case of animals, their owners.
  • When taking photographs, audio or video recordings of clients (human or animal) within any clinic or hospital in which University teaching occurs, the express written permission of the relevant dean is required.
  • If you are on an external placement, internship or research project – you may only take photographs, audio or video recordings on such placements with the express permission of your placement supervisor and the individuals in question, their legal guardians or, in the case of animals, their owners. You must maintain a professional level of confidentiality and comply with any professional guidelines under which that workplace may operate.

If you are using photographs of or filming people or animals for research purposes, you may need to get ethics approval.

Help

If you are thinking about requesting permission to take photos or record any learning activity, please read the University's procedure: Privileged Information Accessed Through Study Procedure (MPF1060). 

To request permission to take photos or record any learning activity, please use the  Permission to record learning activity form.