Rights & reuse: copyright and your thesis

Code: LIB202, Offered By: Research Study Skills


What is copyright and how does it affect you as a researcher? Come to this workshop to find out how copyright affects reuse of material in your thesis, and how it protects work that you produce.  

Recommended for

All researchers who are at an early stage of writing their thesis.


This session will introduce

  • Fundamentals of UK copyright law
  • Copyright status of different types of creative works
  • Different levels of permission that can apply to reuse

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • utilise exceptions and licences for reuse of creative works
  • apply for permission, where necessary
  • protect your own work using licences

Teaching Methods

Seminar and interactive session with group activities.


There will be no formal assessment. We suggest you use the objectives and learning outcomes above to reflect on what you have learned in this session and record this in your DDP e-portfolio.  

Other Information

For more information visit the Library's guide on copyright and your ethesis, or visit the Library's copyright pages.

Staff Contact

Ruth MacMullen & Jen Smith  


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