UEA’s Student Engagement Procedure supports students when they are experiencing difficulties in engaging with their studies and university life (General Regulation 13, Engagement). Academic Staff, Student Services and the Learning and Teaching Service work together on identifying and supporting students whose engagement is causing concern.
Academic staff have access to attendance, marks, coursework submission and ECs’ data in a Student Engagement Report. Academic staff are required to take registers at teaching events to provide attendance information for this report.
Where Schools have identified students whose engagement is causing concern, they invite the student to a School Engagement Meeting. If there are welfare issues identified, the School should refer the student to the Embedded Team and a welfare meeting is arranged.
If there are serious concerns about a student’s wellbeing an Ability to Engage meeting is convened by the Head of Student Services. This can happen at any point in the process.
Students who repeatedly fail to turn up to engagement meetings are referred to Head of Schools who can take action.
Heads of School report on the engagement process within their School annually to their Faculty Learning and Teaching Committees and the University Learning and Teaching Committee.