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Notification of absence



The College has taken the decision to suspend all face-to-face teaching, moving teaching and learning support online, as well as confirming that end of year assessment will be held online. Therefore, if your notification of absence is on or after 18 March 2020 you do not need to submit a Notification of Absence request at this time.  

If you have a Tier 4 visa and are leaving the UK at this time due to concerns over coronavirus you must inform Student Administration by emailing

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Notification of Absence

As teaching is currently taking place online due to social distancing as a result of coronavirus, the online Notification of Absence Form has been removed during this time. If you have any questions regarding an absence dated before 18 March 2020, please contact



It is your responsibility to:

  1. Advise Student Administration of any absence. You should follow any guidelines specific to your department given in the Departmental Student Handbook as you may be required to meet formally with an academic tutor or supervisor.
  2. Submit a Notification of Absence Form online with the relevant supporting documentation either before your absence or within FIVE working days of the end of the period of absence.
  3. Keep in touch with your department should you be absent for a prolonged period
  4. Make up any work you have missed due to your absence.
  5. Agree a revised deadline for any missed assessment(s) due to your absence. Please contact your School for further advice.

 Please be aware that

  1. The submission of a Notification of Absence Form does not automatically mean that the absence is acceptable and that it is at the discretion of Student Administration as to whether any absence is deemed acceptable or unacceptable. If the absence should be deemed as unacceptable it will be recorded as such and count against the minimum attendance level.
  2. Although a specific individual absence may be deemed acceptable, if your overall attendance drops below the minimum level and/or your submission of work is deemed not to be satisfactory by your department, then College disciplinary procedures will still be followed.
  3. The notification of absence, whether it is deemed acceptable or unacceptable, does not constitute grounds for appeal against a course or programme failure or failure to progress to the next stage of study.

What if I can't attend my exam?

If you are unable to attend a formal examination you should follow the guidance in the Essential Examinations Information.

Forms and supporting evidence

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Acceptable reasons for absence