You are responsible for your own safety when you are out on assignment. Be sensible! There is no point doing anything stupid to obtain stills/footage for a postgraduate course.
Make sure your teaching team know what you are planning to do.
Don’t allow your plans to change.
Download, read and make sure you are familiar with these documents.
Here is the Safety Session for MAJ in 2022.
Here are the slides from the Working Safely presentation.
Please remember that you should take further safety advice and guidance from your teaching team, who should always know where you are and what you are planning to do when you are in the field.
Here is the Generic Risk Assessment.
And here is the Covid Protocol we used during the Pandemic.
There’s another post here about where you can film from a practical/legal point of view.