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
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.