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Flying of drones on College Campus

Drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles) are becoming commonplace in the skies above our heads.

In order to ensure we operate these unmanned aircraft in a safe manner, in accordance with relevant regulatory requirements and permissions, and before developing our own institutional procedures, the following requirements will apply and must be complied with:

  1. The flying of drones (of any size or weight) for recreational purposes and private use on land either owned or occupied by the College is prohibited.
  2. The flying of drones in connection with College business (including research) must be reported to the College at least 3 weeks prior to the planned flight date, or sooner if possible. This also includes situations where the flying of the drone is to be carried out by a third party.

 Furthermore, it is a condition of the College’s insurance that a risk assessment must be completed for each drone flight, taking into account relevant regulations and permissions.  

These requirements are effective from Monday 2 July 2018.

All enquiries relating to drone use, including the above notification of use should be sent to

Together we can ensure the continued safe and responsible use of drones.

Director of Health and Safety

Approved by: Planning and Resources Committee
Date: 16 July 2018 

For enquiries please contact: