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Attendance counts

Attendance CountsThe University expects you to attend all your timetabled teaching sessions. We monitor your attendance, as we know that consistent attendance is closely linked to good academic performance, so it is in your best interests to attend each class if you want to be successful in your studies. 

As a university we are also required to report student attendance to external bodies such as UK Visas and Immigration in respect of our overseas students. However, the most important reason we monitor attendance is because the University is committed to supporting its students during their studies.

The University uses an electronic monitoring system based on campus cards to help us monitor student attendance effectively.

Poor attendance is often the first indicator that students are experiencing personal problems that are affecting their ability to study. Students are sometimes reluctant to let us know when they are struggling and may often tell us too late for us to be able to help them complete their studies successfully. 

The University has a wide range of support services available and by monitoring attendance we hope to be able to identify students who need support at an early stage. We can then discuss with them what sort of assistance might be the most appropriate and we can put this in place as soon as possible.

If your attendance is a cause of concern the University will contact you to discuss the lack of participation with your course. Ultimately, students who fail to improve their attendance, or meet with school staff to discuss their poor attendance may find that they are withdrawn from their course.

If you have any issues or concerns that are impacting on your ability to attend class, please contact the Student Hub. The hub will be able to advise you on a wide range of issues and will direct you onto additional services who may be able to put some additional support in place for you.

Page last updated on Monday 14 March 2016 at 11.12am.

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