Information on absences and attendance
The Department of History monitors attendance at every seminar. This policy is to ensure students who are struggling receive the appropriate support.
During your studies you may experience difficulties which could affect your academic performance. Such difficulties are known as 'extenuating circumstances' and may include: medical problems, including long-term conditions or short periods of illness; personal problems or difficult events e.g. bereavement; and serious incidents e.g. being affected by crime.
Acceptable reasons for absence to be authorised include:
Unacceptable reasons for being absent include:
Our advice on absences is to consider whether an employer would deem it a reasonable excuse.
This list is not exhaustive and other circumstances affecting attendance will be considered by the Postgraduate Support Manager and the MA Director.
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What to do if you’re going to be absent from a seminar?
Please note, if you self-certify for more than two seminars per module, you will need to provide medical, or equivalent, evidence. Without this evidence, your absences will be marked as unauthorised.
What action will be taken if you're absent from seminars without informing the department?
Non-attendance not affecting an assessment:
Non-attendance affecting an assessment (or absence longer than 7 days):
Non-attendance affecting an assessment (or absence longer than 7 days) for circumstances which you received treatment from University Health Service:
If you have a formal Learning Support Plan in place (provided to the Department by DDSS) which covers the circumstances under which you were absent, then further medical evidence should not be required.