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Access to lecture recordings

Lecture recordings

The Faculty of Law has the objective to train capable and academically skilled legal experts. With this in mind, the Faculty has consciously chosen to offer academic education on site. This means that the standard for teaching is offering the education in physical form and that only in case of proven (long-term) exceptional circumstances, access to the lecture recordings may be requested.

The recordings of all lectures are published online one week before the (resit) exam, which applies to all courses with the exception of courses in the propaedeutic phase.

Important: you can find information about lecture recordings if applicable per course in the schedule under ‘remarks’. The lecture recordings of some master courses are already available for students by default. Please check the schedule first before you apply for access.

Please be aware: for courses offered at master-level, it is up to the lecturers to decide whether or not the lecture will be recorded. It is therefore possible that lecture recordings cannot be made available one week before the exam for some master-level courses.

It is still not possible to record in all lecture rooms. Whether or not lectures are being recorded, please check the ‘remarks’ per course in the schedule.

Access possible if:

If you fall into one of the categories mentioned here below, under certain circumstances it is possible to be granted access to the lecture recordings earlier than in the exam period. After approval the lecture recordings are made available each week for a maximum of seven days. It is not possible to watch lecture recordings retroactively. This will only be possible in the seven days before the exam. This applies to the below categories:

  • Overlap compulsory courses
  • Board membership
  • Pre-master students
  • Studying in part-time mode / dual variant
  • Compulsory Law in Practice internships
  • Elite Sports Student ProgrammeDemonstrable special circumstances


For each category, please find the specific conditions here below.

Overlap compulsory courses

When you have an overlap of compulsory lectures, you can submit a request for access to the lecture recordings. This applies only for your programme at the Faculty of Law. It does not apply in cases of multiple programmes within the Faculty of Law or with a programme at another faculty. In the online application form, please add an attachment of your timetable indicating the overlap (e.g. by making a print screen from the schedule generator).You will also have to indicate for which of the overlapping courses you are requesting access to the lecture recordings.

Please be aware: overlap with working groups is not part of this option. Please keep this in mind when choosing your working group.

The prerequisites are:

  • You are enrolled in the courses in Progress and
  • It concerns compulsory lectures, taught at overlapping times* and
  • You have met the norm for Binding Study Advice for the specific programme and
  • It applies to compulsory post-propaedeutic or master courses.

* Lectures that take place one after the other and that require you to travel from one location to another, do not overlap. You cannot receive access to the lecture recordings for these lectures.

Board membership









When you have a (full-time) board membership, there is a possibility to receive access to lecture recordings of individual courses, if the Faculty knows your board membership and if you are receiving a (CUOS) Administrative Body Membership Grant for this board membership. This also depends on the scope of the position and the overlap of compulsory board activities, e.g. a board meeting, which can only be done during the time of the lecture throughout the full block. Other board activities should be planned at non-lecture times. The Faculty does expect you to make an adjusted planning, in accordance with the weight of the board membership.

Have you not yet met the BSA threshold? In that case, you will not be eligible for access to the lecture recordings.

By filling in this online application form, you can apply for access to the lecture recordings of individual courses. You should also submit a grant letter of the CUOS Administrative Body Membership Grant and proof of the overlap of compulsory board activities and the lecture, throughout the full block.

You will only be granted access when you are actually enrolled in the specific course(s) in Progress.

Pre-master students

Only pre-master students of Tax Law and of Law and Public Administration that are working in a profession which is relevant to their studies for more than 0.6 FTE, the possibility is available to request access to lecture recordings. Please note: this does not apply to courses in the propaedeutic phase. You can submit your request by filling in the online application form.

You will only be granted access when you are actually enrolled in the specific course(s) in Progress.

Studying in part-time mode / dual

The English-taught programmes can only be taken in full-time mode. This option therefore is not applicable to the English-taught programmes.

Compulsory Law in Practice internships

The English-taught programmes currently do not have any compulsory Law in Practice internships. This option therefore is not applicable to the English-taught programmes.

Elite Sports Student Programme

The University of Groningen has an arrangement for top-level athletes (Elite Sports Student Programme). This arrangement entails that students with a granted top-level athlete status can adjust their study programme to their top-level athlete programme. Students that think they are eligible for this top-level athlete arrangement should turn to the top-level athlete sports coordinator of the University of Groningen, Mr Cees Reitsma as soon as possible after the start of the academic year. The Faculty will be informed about which students have been allocated top-level athlete status at the start of the new academic year.

By filling in this online application form you can submit a request for access to the lecture recordings for individual courses.

You will only be granted access when you are actually enrolled in the specific course(s) in Progress.

Special circumstances




Are you faced with extraordinary and demonstrable circumstances, which make that you are not physically able to attend lectures for a longer period of time? In such cases, it may be possible to submit a request for access to lecture recordings. The student counsellor and/or the study adviser will assess your situation.

In this
online application form, you can indicate for which courses you would need access to the lecture recordings and for which reason. If you have already submitted proof to the Board of Examiners e.g. for being granted exam facilities, you will not need to submit this again.If you have not sent in such proof, please forward your documents for assessment to LLB rug.nl (bachelor and exchange students) and LLM rug.nl (pre-LLM and LLM students).

The Faculty does not regard the following reasons as a reason for access to lecture recordings: ADHD, ADD, side job, non-compulsory Law in Practice components, non-compulsory electives, non-compulsory internships, not having childcare available, dyslexia, quarantine obligation due to Covid, travel distance. ADHD and ADD are in principle not a reason for access to lecture recordings, except in special circumstances. In that case, please send in an application form.

It is not possible to be granted access due to a short-term (shorter than one block) circumstance.

You will only be granted access when you are actually enrolled in the specific course(s) in Progress.

Application deadlines

Access to lecture recordings can be requested per block through the online application form. Below you will find the dates from which you may submit your request:

block 1: from 22 August

block 2: from 24 October

block 3: from 16 January

block 4: from 27 March

Requests for access to the lecture recordings that have been submitted before the set dates per teaching block (dates of the course enrolments) will not be processed.

The processing time is seven working days on average.

Problems & questions

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the lecture recordings, please send an email to brightspace.law rug.nl.
For other questions, please send an email to
lecture-recordings-law rug.nl.

Disclaimer and Code of Conduct

The disclaimer below is applicable to all approved requests for access to the lecture recordings:

The Faculty of Law will strive to make the lecture recordings available in Brightspace no later than the next working day at 12:00 pm (noon). The lecture recording will then be visible for a full week in Brightspace (so also until 12:00 pm (noon)).The Faculty accepts no liability for malfunctions or other causes, which lead to the impossibility to make lecture recordings available.

Please also check our Code of Conduct for the use of the lecture recordings. Please read these regulations carefully.

No rights can be derived from the access granted.


Last update on 21-10-2022

 

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