Not everyone is jazzed about this new rule at the University of Manchester.

The school’s student union has banned clapping, whooping and cheering at their events — suggesting the use of “jazz hands” instead.

“I think a lot of time, I’ve seen that clapping, whooping, talking over each other, loud noises, encourages an atmosphere that is not as respectful as it could be,” explained student union officer Sara Khan to the BBC.

Traditional clapping can be triggering for students with autism, sensory issues or deafness, she said.

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