The University expects that students:
Good attendance is a crucial part of engagement, but we understand that sometimes you may absolutely have to miss a scheduled activity. For more information see Attendance and Absence.
Where your engagement with your course is considered to be unsatisfactory the Lack of Engagement process may be instigated by your course team. They will contact you initially to discuss re-engagement with the course. If you receive an email it is important that you respond within the relevant timeframes. The diagram below outlines the full process::
A meeting with the Progression Advice Team will enable you to discuss your concerns or difficulties with your studies and will aim to help you to re-engage with your course.
Where re-engagement is not possible for you they will explore other options available.
If your engagement issues are not resolved, you may be withdrawn from your course, in which case you will be sent a withdrawal notification by email.
If you are withdrawn, you have the right to appeal within 10 working days from the date that the withdrawal notification is sent to you via email.
Meeting with the Progression Advice Team will enable you to discuss your concerns or difficulties with your studies and will aim to help you to re-engage with your course. They will also signpost you to other support services.
Sometimes you might feel you need support that is independent of the University, for example if you’d like to bring someone independent along when you meet with the Progression Advice Team. In that case we would advise you to contact your Student's Union.