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University using CCTV to identify unruly students who disrupt lectures


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Aston University are hunting disruptive students for “behaving immaturely in lectures” by using CCTV footage to identify the unruly culprits.

A small group of students have been creating a series of disturbances in lectures held at the university’s Business school.

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Sky News claims an email has been sent to students at the Birmingham based institution warning them that anyone who has disrupted lectures will be identified and disciplined.

"In the past week there have been a number of instances of students behaving immaturely in lectures, deliberately disrupting lectures and in the worst cases going to the front of the lecture theatre to challenge the lecturer directly," the email reads, according to Sky News.

It continues: "I also want to reassure you that we are working with security to identify the disruptive students.

"Fortunately, we have CCTV footage that we are looking at to help us identify the students concerned. Once the students have been identified we will be taking disciplinary action against them."

Speaking to Sky News, a spokesperson for Aston University said: "We have received complaints that a small group of students have been misbehaving during a small number of lectures in our business school. The incidents involved immature and disruptive outbursts that were irrelevant to the lecture content. This is a highly unusual case and we will not tolerate such behaviour in our lectures."


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