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Monitoring attendance

Your department monitors your attendance, academic engagement and progress in order to offer you appropriate academic and pastoral support and to identify where support from outside the department may be necessary. It is your responsibility to complete any attendance register that is circulated so that your attendance can be recorded accurately.


As a student you must: 

  • Attend all classes necessary for the pursuit of your studies.
  • Arrive punctually to all teaching activities, completing any preparation required for the class (e.g. reading or research).*
  • Attend meetings and other activities as required by your department(s).
  • Undertake all assessments.
  • Advise your department(s) of any absence and complete the relevant Notification of Absence form.
*Activities are timetabled to start on the hour and finish 10 minutes before the hour. You may be marked absent if you turn up late without good reason.


Your attendance requirements

Whilst attendance is compulsory at all learning activities it is recognised that emergencies may occur at any time throughout the year and therefore a minimum attendance level is set. There may also be some modules which have a specific attendance requirement. Inadequate engagement on a course may lead to disciplinary action which can result in the termination of your registration.

Under the Equality Act 2010, you may request an adjustment to your attendance requirements. Any need to adjust attendance requirements will be treated case by case and discussed by the department with the Disability and Dyslexia Services and the Academic Quality and Policy Office.

You can find out more information about your attendance requirements in your departmental student handbook. 


Difficulty attending classes

If you face difficulty in attending any classes or undertaking an assessment it is your responsibility to inform your department and complete a notification of absence form. 

If you are experiencing ongoing difficulties causing you to miss classes, please contact your Personal Tutor. You can also get advice and further support from the Wellbeing team, or visit the Student Services Centre.

It is vital that you manage your time effectively, so that any paid employment, voluntary work, extracurricular activities or social commitments do not conflict with your responsibilities and attendance requirements as a student of the College. Students enrolled with the College on a full-time basis must not exceed 20 hours per week paid work during term time. International students must ensure that any working restrictions, as stated on their visa, are also adhered to.

Consequences of not attending


Notification of absence

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