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Your attendance and engagement requirements

As a student the College expects you to engage with your studies via a range of different means, so we can support you to achieve academic success.

Attendance and Engagement Policy 2021-2022

For more information, please see the Attendance and Engagement Policy 2021-2022 here.

Engagement Requirements Matrix by School

For more information on Attendance and Engagement requirements by School, please see here

As a student you are expected to:-

  • Attend scheduled learning sessions (online or in person), for example but not limited to, lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, field trips, orals, laboratory session, PC Labs and practicals
  • Arrive punctually to all teaching activities, completing any preparation required for the teaching session (e.g. reading or research).*
  • Record your attendance at scheduled teaching activities
  • Attend meetings and other activities as required by your department(s).
  • Undertake all assessments.
  • Use Moodle and the other learning resources available to you
  • If you are absent follow the notification of absence process.
  • You should also advise your School of any absence if your assessments have been affected by the absence
  • Manage your time effectively, so that any paid employment, voluntary work, extracurricular activities or social commitments do not conflict with your responsibilities for attendance and engagement with your studies, 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.


Who records my attendance?

In most cases, you are responsible for recording your attendance, although some activities may have attendance recorded by a member of teaching staff.

Where teaching staff are taking the register it is your responsibility to make sure the tutor knows you are in attendance. This will ensure your attendance is accurately recorded.

What sessions do I need to record my attendance at?

You should record your attendance for each teaching activity shown on your timetable at the time the activity is taking place, you won’t be able to record it later.

How do I record my attendance?

You can register your attendance by logging into Campus Connect then going to:-

  • My Studies
  • My Study Information
  • Register your attendance

The teaching activity that is taking place at the time will show and you can record how you are attending the session by clicking on the ‘in person’ or ‘online’ button

For online only activities, only an online button will show.

Top Tip: Set up the link to Campus Connect as a favourite in your web browser

I have changed module or teaching activity and it doesn’t show on my timetable?

If you have switched course or teaching activity, this can take up to a week to update on your timetable. When you attend this activity the following week, if you still cannot register your attendance, you should contact your School in case you have been registered on the wrong module or activity.

Who monitors attendance and engagement requirements?

  • Student Administration monitors your attendance
  • Your School monitors your academic engagement and progress. You can find out more information about your attendance and engagement requirements in your departmental student handbook. 

Why is attendance and engagement monitored

The College monitors attendance and academic engagement in order to offer you appropriate academic and pastoral support and to identify where support from central services such as Student Advisory and Wellbeing may be necessary.

I've didn't know about the new system and missed recording my attendance. What should I do?

We know that the way to record your attendance is new this year and it will take time for you to realise. If you have missed recording your attendance in the first week of teaching, please don't worry, just make sure that you start to record your attendance from this point onwards.

The College will not be looking closely at the first week of attendance to give time for the new process to become embedded.

Difficulty attending classes

 The College understands that sometimes there are circumstances that are out of your control that mean you are absent from the College. Where possible, you should let us know in advance but on the day is OK too. You should follow the notification of absence process.

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 contact the Student Services Centre.

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

I am studying online in a different time zone to the UK. How should I record my attendance?

If you are able to join a timetabled activity at the time it is taking place in the UK, you should record your  attendance in Campus Connect as Online.

If you are studying online in a location where the time difference means it is unreasonable to join some timetabled activities or record your attendance at the time it is taking place in the UK (for example the activity would be at 1:00am in your time zone), you should make sure that your Study Location is recorded correctly and let your School know so they can makee sure you are registered on the correct activities. This will ensure your School can support you with your studies remotely.

Please note, that where your teaching activities need to be changed, you should allow 5 working days for your timetable to be updated.

What will happen if I don't record my attendance?

If you regularly fail to record your attendance, your School will be notified and you may be asked to meet with your personal tutor to discuss this, so the College can offer you support in engaging with your studies, including attending scheduled teaching activities.

If following this meeting, you are still not engaging with your studies (of which attendance is a part) at an appropriate level as determined by your School, then your School may decide to take disciplinary action via the formal warning process outlined in the Academic Regulations


What are the consequences of not attending and engaging with my studies?


Notification of absence

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