Student Attendance Monitoring (SAM)

As a student, it is most important that you attend regularly all the lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions etc. that are listed in your timetable or that are communicated to you as the semester proceeds. It is only by attending all of the scheduled sessions that you will be able to learn effectively, and it is for this reason that University Regulations require students "to attend throughout each semester, including the full examination period. This means turning up on time to alldesignated teaching sessions, tutorials, laboratory sessions and all assessment”.

To help you ensure that you make full use of the learning opportunities that are available, this department will be monitoring the attendance of students, who are studying on campus, at twelve or more sessions throughout the year. The monitoring will be carried out using systems that have been developed by the University specifically to help departments identify and support students who are having difficulty with their study programme. Within this Department, the monitoring will be carried out by the use of personal and subject tutorials, registration at lectures, "one to one" sessions, with project supervisors, attendance at examinations and submitting project work.