Some departments already record the majority of their lectures. That’s great. But we want all students to have all their lectures recorded because it’s really useful for so many reasons.
We at the SU want every lecture recorded by default across the university to ensure that no one ever has to miss a lecture again because the bus was late!
How to get your lecture recorded:
1. Talk to your lecturer or send them an email
Nothing beats just talking to your lecturer. Have a chat with them before or after the lecture and ask if they wouldn't mind recording their lectures. Explain the numerous advantages for students and why it would be helpful for your studies to have the lecture recorded. If you don’t fancy talking to them in person, send them an email - you can use this template if you like.
2. Contact your Course Rep
Send an email to your Course Rep and ask them to bring it up at your courses’ SSLC meeting. There it will be discussed with staff from the department and raised at the department's staff meeting. It’s vital it’s included on the agenda and minutes of the meeting. Visit warwicksu.com/sslc/ to find the contact details of your Course Rep.
The online lecture capture request form is monitored by the University's Technology Enhanced Learning team - the more people from your lecture that fill out this form, the greater the weight of evidence that there’s a demand for your lecture to be recorded. If you have a disability, you can tick a box on the form and your lecture will be recorded as part of the University’s statutory duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled students.
Raising recorded lectures at an SSLC is vitally important as it will be minuted and seen by the University and the SU. The minutes are used to compile the SU’s annual report of issues brought up at SSLCs which is then presented to the University. The more meetings recorded lectures are discussed, the greater the evidence that this is something students want.