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Copyright - students: Who owns the rights in my work?

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As a student, you own the copyright in the work you produce for your course. No-one can share or publish your work without your permission – except when we share it for the purposes of examination, including showing it to external examiners.

When you sign up as a student, you accept the General Academic Regulations of the University. Section 8 of the General Academic Regulations talks about copyright.

This allows us to keep a copy of your dissertation or final project in the Library after you have finished your course.

If your dissertation is selected to be kept in the Library, it will normally be for a limited period of time, as an example of how to write a good piece of work.

We normally allow other library users to copy from dissertations in the same way as published material – giving you proper acknowledgment. If you do not want anyone to copy any part of your dissertation once it is in the Library, you must write to the Director of Library and Learning Services to say so.


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