Swansea University

1. Introduction

The University recognises that attendance and engagement with teaching and learning is a key element in successful student retention, progression, achievement and employability. This approach also serves to identify students who may be experiencing difficulties and might need particular support. The University also has a legal duty for the majority of students to monitor engagement with teaching and to act on non-attendance. This legal duty arises from the requirement to report attendance to UK student loan companies and external sponsors, as well as meeting the sponsorship requirements of UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for the monitoring of international students studying in the UK on a Tier 4 student visa. A centralised electronic system has been developed for monitoring attendance for these purposes and has been adapted according to the specific needs of Colleges/Schools.  

Some programmes have an attendance requirement set by a professional body; where this is more rigorous than that set by the University the requirement of the professional body will prevail.

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