Depending on what course you’re on you might have all kinds of stuff on your academic timetable: classes, lectures, seminars, field trips, experiments, all night vigils, etc. If it’s on your timetable, it’s compulsory! If you honestly can’t attend (maybe you're fighting off that dreaded freshers flu!) you need to let your department know as soon as possible.
If you’re ill and unable to attend for more than three days you need to send us a notification of absence form. If you’re ill for more than seven days you’ll need to see a medical practitioner.
We also expect that you’ll complete all the work that’s required of you: essays, assignments, projects and so on. If you don’t, it might stop you being able to progress on your course.
Details of your other academic responsibilities can be found in our General Regulation 2.