As a student you have access to a vast array of digital and hardcopy information to help you with your studies. Library books and journal articles, films, software, websites and sound recordings - almost all the recorded information you use as a student will be subject to some kind of copyright.
In the UK, all copyright material is governed by the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. Copyright issues will rarely constrain reasonable personal use of copyright material for study purposes, provided you are aware of what you can and can't do. As a UEA student you are expected to observe current UK copyright law.
In addition, you will have copyright in works you create as a student. See My copyright for further details.
These pages are designed to help you establish what is permitted under the Act and explain what you can do to ensure your work is copyright-compliant. For further reading, have a look at Jisc's copyright guide for students.