You may be asked to include images or film in your assignments or projects.
It is important to understand that, unless explicitly stated, any image or film you find or can access on the internet should be considered protected under copyright law.
What images can you use?
If you want to use images or film and plan on sharing your work outside of your course, you must be able to demonstrate that they are not protected under copyright law, are accessible through Creative Commons, or owned by you.
For work only submitted as part of your course- NOT shared with outside partied, you can use images / film found on the internet through fair dealing. However, you MUST provide an accurate attribution of the work as well as a reference.
All students are expected to comply with copyright legislation, and could be sued for distributing third-party copyrighted materials. Clear explanation of the requirements of copyright law, and good academic practice, including plagiarism, is covered in our Assignment Toolkit.
You can find out more about copyright at the following
Copyright Guide here you will find lots of information to help and more about the licenses that we hold.
You can also access a wide range of video and radio programmes through Box of Broadcasts
American Counseling Association (US)
British Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapies
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
British Psychological Society (BPS)
International Stress Management Association (UK)
National Counselling Society
Person Centred Therapy Scotland (PCTScotland)
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling
Behavior Online (US)
Centre for Stress Management
Co-Counselling International (UK) Homepage
Health & Safety Executive: work-related stress
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Skills for Care
The information presented within this guide is intended to provide general guidelines and serves as an interpretation of current issues- it is NOT legal advice.
Therefore, whilst Learning Services staff are happy to assist any queries you have, it is the responsibility of the individual to ensure they comply with UK copyright law.