Attendance is compulsory for timetabled events that are part of your course.
You can inform the University as soon as you know you will be absent using the online absence reporting system (OARS) on e:Vision (step by step guide). OARS will guide you when supporting evidence is required. You need to provide us with a valid reason or you may be subject to disciplinary action.
This system also informs the module organiser so that they can support you.
If absences have affected your ability to submit a piece of coursework by the due date, you should submit an Extenuating Circumstances Request via e:Vision.
Missing Exams/Course Tests/Presentations due to absence:
Report this on OARS as soon as possible. Please provide us with evidence to support your absence. For an absence for medical reasons, visit your GP on the day of the assessment to get a medical certificate.
You can seek permission for an absence in advance on OARS. For absences over two weeks, contact us at your Hub.
Extended Absence/Interruption to Study:
If something is affecting your ability to study for an extended period of time, you may need to take interruption to study. You should first discuss this with your Personal Adviser and then speak with someone at your Hub. Your confidentiality is respected; all Hubs have private meeting rooms.
Tier 4 Visa holders need to attend regularly to ensure your visa's validity. You may be asked to explain why you have not attended.
Students on a course that leads to registration with a professional body:
Your school may have specific procedures regarding absences, particularly while on placements. They can give you further guidance.