Attendance - what you need to know

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

Attendance - 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.

Research has shown that, on the whole, inconsistent attendance and engagement makes you less likely to succeed. If we find that you are not attending your classes, 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 Course Officer.

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.

Get to know what your attendance requirements are by reading your Programme Handbook, which will be provided by your School. City expects you to attend all taught sessions and scheduled personal tutorials in your timetable, as well 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.

Count me in pilot

Certain Programmes are participating in the Count me in pilot. This is a digital method of recording attendance, involving use of a card to ‘tap in’ to classes, which aims to make the process simpler for students and lecturers, so that you can concentrate on your studies. Your School will notify you if your Programme is participating in the Pilot.

The Count me in page on the Student Hub contains information on participating programmes, instructions and guidance for students.

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.