If you are unable to attend College for whatever reason you must advise your department(s) and complete the relevant Notification of Absence Form found below. This must be submitted to your department together with the relevant supporting documentation either before your absence or within five working days of the end of the period of absence. Specific departmental guidance is given in the Student Handbook issued by your department.
Please read and take note of your responsibilities relating to absence as, in signing a Notification of Absence Form, you agree that you have read and understood them.
It is your responsibility to:
- Advise your department(s) 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.
- Submit a Notification of Absence Form to your department together with the relevant supporting documentation either before your absence or within FIVE working days of the end of the period of absence.
- Keep in touch with your department should you be absent for a prolonged period
- Make up any work you have missed due to your absence.
- Agree a revised deadline with your department for any missed assessment(s) due to your absence.
Please be aware that
- 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 the department 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.
- Although a specific individual absence may be deemed acceptable, if your overall attendance and submission of work drops below the minimum level prescribed by your department, then College disciplinary procedures will still be followed.
- 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.