It is important that you consider copyright when creating a reading list as you will be reusing material created by others as well as content you have written yourself. Non-compliance with copyright can lead to loss of access to resources by all staff and students and financial/reputational damage to the University.
There is no blanket exception for 'educational use' in UK law. There are specific exceptions that allow staff and students to copy a work (or extracts from it) without seeking the permission of the copyright owner, subject to certain conditions and limits. For example, short quotations from a work do not require permission. The University also has a range of licences in place to allow staff and students to reuse copyright protected work without having to obtain permission. A key licence is the CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency)which allows the photocopying, scanning and re-use of digital content from books, journals and electronic publications.
Always fully reference the material you use
Always check the licence terms of e-books, journals etc for restrictions on use and copying
See the Digitisation Guidelines to request a scan/digital copy extracts from a work
Link to materials on webpages, rather than extracting and embedding them
Consider free resources for use of images
Ensure you have permission if using previous student work
Keep a paper trail of any copyright permission you seek as you may be asked to prove it at a later stage
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any copyright queries
Do not upload documents unless you are the sole author. Instead, provide links to resources that are hosted elsewhere.