Attendance and engagement - what you need to know

City, University of London guidance on student attendance and absence.

Attendance and engagement - what you need to know

At City, we believe that engaging well in your studies helps you succeed and develop to your full potential. You will benefit most by attending your classes regularly, taking advantage of the learning, teaching and other activities available.

All scheduled teaching sessions whether on campus or online have been designed to best support your learning. Where these sessions are delivered on campus, you are required to attend in person. Please note, this will not apply to you if you have agreed with your School that you are studying online for Term 1.

Research has shown that, on the whole, inconsistent attendance and engagement makes you less likely to succeed. Evidence shows that to achieve academic success, most students need to engage fully with timetabled teaching sessions both on campus and online and also with the course-related learning resources and support materials that are held within the Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). If we find that you are not attending your classes or engaging with Moodle, we will get in contact with you to offer help and support.

There is lots of support available at City to help you, both academically and personally. You can find out more online via the Student Hub, at the Student Centre, or by speaking to your Personal Tutor or Programme Office.

Information about attending your classes

The Count me in: Taught Student Attendance Policy provides information on how we can support you with your attendance, as well as what we expect from you while you are a student at City. Please ensure you are familiar with the Policy.

We have also put together a ‘Student Guidance for Count Me’ In document, to help you navigate the Taught Student Attendance Policy, as well as information about how individual Programmes and the University overall, will support you with your attendance. Please get to know what your attendance requirements are by reading your Programme Handbook, which will be provided by your School. City expects you to engage with all taught sessions and scheduled personal tutorials in your timetable, as well as ensure your attendance is recorded correctly. City uses a variety of methods to record attendance and your School will be able to confirm which method they use.

If you are thinking of leaving your course

If you are thinking of withdrawing from City, either permanently or temporarily, you should consult your Programme Office and/or Personal Tutor immediately.

If you do decide to withdraw from your course, you should inform your department of your withdrawal in writing. Failure to do this may jeopardise your right to receive any future funding from your sponsoring authority.

If you are thinking of changing course

If you are considering transferring to another course at City, you should discuss your plans with your Programme Office and/or Personal Tutor.

Applications to change course are at the discretion of the relevant head(s) of department, not guaranteed and are subject to places being available.