3.3 Attendance

Attendance at classes is the most important basis for your study and for that reason is compulsory, unless you are explicitly informed otherwise. You should be aware that we have various ways of monitoring your attendance. The Education Team collects this data, and you will be required to explain your reasons should your attendance be unsatisfactory. Your attendance will be deemed unsatisfactory if you miss more than two classes in a module without adequate excuse. Persistent absence without good cause will lead to the implementation of the procedures for dealing with unsatisfactory students and, ultimately could lead to withdrawal from the University.

The College recognises that the majority of students are only absent for a good reason (e.g. illness) and we strive to ensure that students are not disadvantaged as a result. Please see the link to our mitigation procedures below.

Please also note that under the Tier 4 Government Points Based Monitoring System, non-attendance by International students may be reported to UK Visas and Immigration and action will be taken to remove student visas if compulsory contact is not maintained.

The University requires that you should be in attendance as appropriate to your programme of study from the first to the last day of term and that you must ask permission (contact the Education Team via SID) if you wish to be absent from the University for any considerable period during term time.

3.3.1 In case of absence for any reason

If you are absent from any class, for any reason, you must report this to your module tutor as soon as possible, either in person, by phone, or by email. You should also report your absence using the option in IExeter.

For cases of illness lasting 6 successive days or longer, you must obtain a sick note from either the university doctor or your own doctor, and hand this in to the Education Team in either the Queen's or Amory building.

Where your illness will affect your ability to submit a piece of work on time, you should follow the procedure for late submission of work.

If the illness significantly affects your performance or work across the whole assessment, module, or level of study, you may apply to the Mitigation Committee for consideration of mitigation, following the procedure as for late submission of work.

For more information about mitigation procedures please see the page for Extensions, deferrals and Mitigation.