Today light was delightful and I went taking some photographs on my university campus. I like urban and industrial pictures and so I was shooting buildings and back alleys.
After about 20 minutes I was approached by campus security. They asked who I was and why I was shooting. I politely explained I was a student at that university with the hobby of photography, also stating that these pictures are not for commercial purposes, and gave them my details.
They explained to me I should seek a permit from the university. I inquired whether I should stop shooting and they said I should until I got a permit. The tone in their voice made me think that either there was no actual provision/rule forcing me to stop or that it would have been too much of a headache for them to actually enforce it. I was under the impression that, had I not asked, they would have not asked me to stop and they would have left, leaving up to me to keep going or stop to seek the permission from the university.
I have read this article, from which I couldn't get an answer to my question: Do I have to seek permission to shoot on my university (or another university) ground?
If it matters the university is a public/Russel group one.