The text below is an extract from the MSc handbook for students
The Department monitors your attendance, academic engagement and progress in order to offer you appropriate academic and pastoral support and to identify where support from outside the Department may be necessary. Inadequate engagement on a course may lead to disciplinary action which can result in the termination of your registration (see section on Disciplinary action).
· attend all classes necessary for the pursuit of their studies,
· undertake all assessments,
· attend meetings and other activities as required by the Department.
A class is any learning and teaching activity and the term is used to encompass such things as lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshop, field work, laboratories, advisor meetings etc. This means not simply turning up – but arriving having undertaken whatever reading, thinking, or research was identified as necessary preparation. You are also expected to arrive punctually - teaching activities are timetabled to start at 5 minutes past the hour and finish 5 minutes before the hour. You may be marked absent if you turn up late without good reason.
The Department will monitor your attendance at all parts of the course(s) for which you are registered. It is your responsibility to complete any attendance register that is circulated and to make sure that your attendance has been noted. The activities at which your attendance is monitored may vary depending upon the discipline in which you are studying. Please note that you are not permitted to ask fellow students to sign the attendance register on your behalf if you cannot attend.