Student engagement and attendance monitoring

It is essential that all students regularly attend all the scheduled sessions (e.g. supervisory meetings, departmental research presentations, DDP modules, laboratory sessions, etc.) that are listed in their timetable or that are communicated to them by their department.  It is only by attending all of the scheduled sessions that students will be able to engage with their research and progress effectively, as required by University Regulations. 

To ensure that students make full use of the learning and research opportunities that are available, academic departments will monitor both the attendance and academic engagement of all students throughout the year, in accordance with the University's Student Attendance Monitoring and Student Academic Engagement policies.  This applies both to students on campus and those who are undertaking research or working away from Sheffield as part of their degree. This process should assist departments in identifying problems at an early stage and offering students appropriate support, including training or referrals to relevant support services, where required.