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 Advisers, Student Services and the Learning and Teaching Service work together on identifying and supporting students whose engagement is causing concern.
If there are serious concerns about a student’s wellbeing an Ability to Engage meeting should be convened; this can happen at any point in the process.
Students who repeatedly fail to turn up to engagement meetings are reported to their Head of School for possible disciplinary action.
Academic staff have access to attendance, marks, coursework submission and ECs data in a Student Engagement Report (this is expected to be available from 13 November) and a more-detailed Attendance Report. Academic staff are required to take registers at teaching events to provide attendance information for these reports.
Where Schools have identified students whose engagement is causing concern, they invite the student to a School Engagement Meeting. If there are ongoing concerns, or there are wellbeing issues identified, a Welfare Engagement Meeting will be called. This will be arranged by LTS staff, and attended by Student Services staff, supporting academic colleagues.
Heads of School report on the engagement process within their School at least annually, to their Faculty Learning and Teaching Committees, and the University Learning and Teaching Committee