Clapping has been "banned" at University of Manchester Students’ Union events in a bid to avoid triggering anxiety and improve accessibility for students attending events.
According to a report in the student newspaper The Mancunion,students are instead encouraged to use the BSL "jazz hands" to express their support.
They wrote: "It was argued that the loud noise of traditional clapping and whooping pose an issue to students with anxiety or sensory issues. BSL (British Sign Language) clapping – or, jazz hands – would be a more inclusive form of expression."
How do you clap in British Sign Language?