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You are required to attend all lectures, practicals, seminars, tutorials and external events for which you are timetabled. Attendance is monitored for most DIS undergraduate courses.

ATTENDANCE SPREADSHEETS:

INST1002Attendance Sept 2011.xls E.xls
INST1002Attendance2009Ia.xls
INST1003 (c)Attendance2010.xls
INST1003 Attendance Sept 2011.xls B.xls
INST1003Attendance2008.xls1.xls
INST2001Attendance 2010d.xls
INST2001AttendanceD2011.xls .xls
INST2002 (4)Attendance2010.xls
INST2002 Attendance Sept 2011.xls C.xls
INST2002Attendance2009-3J.xls
INST2005Attendance 2011.xls D.xls
INST2005Attendance 2012 a.xls

INST1002AttendanceSept2012A.xls

Whenever a student's attendance for a taught half-unit is recorded as less than 70%, a note of this will be recorded in the student's record. This may have very negative long-term consequences, since, for example, student records are always consulted when prospective employers or other institutions ask for references, and most employers ask explicitly for an assurance that a student's attendance has been satisfactory.

You are therefore strongly advised to:

  • attend all lectures, seminars, tutorials and lab sessions for all taught courses whenever possible
  • ensure that wherever your attendance is monitored you are aware of the procedure for this, and are recorded as present when you attend (this will be your responsibility)
  • monitor your own attendance for any courses for which you feel you may have difficulty in achieving at least 70% attendance
  • seek early advice about attendance difficulties from the lecturers concerned and/or from your personal tutor, and
  • E-mail the course tutor in order to ensure that essential or unavoidable absences are recorded as such.

Where possible, most lecturers will try to give an indication to a student that their attendance is likely to be unsatisfactory before the point is reached where a permanent note will go in the student's record. However, this will not always be possible, and you should not assume that a low attendance rate will be detected by the lecturer in time for remedial action. The final responsibility for ensuring a sufficient attendance rate lies with you.

Lateness

Where you are recorded as late for a taught session, you will be given 70% attendance credit. If your lateness was unavoidable, you may apply to be recorded as unavoidably delayed by e-mailing the course organiser, as you would for absence. If your reason is accepted, you will be given full attendance credit for that session.

WARNING EMAIL TEXT:

Subject: From automated attendance monitoring system
To: STUDENT_EMAIL
Cc: LECTURER, PROGRAMME DIRECTOR, IMB ADMINISTRATOR, uczcw3a@ucl.ac.uk

THIS IS AN AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED EMAIL.
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THE SENDER.

 Dear XXXX, xxxx,

Your attendance at the compulsory timetabled
sessions which have taken place so far for
"COURSENAME" (INSTxxxx)
 is recorded as:

     XX % (adjusted from XX %)

Therefore, if you attend all subsequent compulsory
sessions your final recorded attendance will be:

     XX %

Please note that if your final recorded attendance for the
year on this course is below 70%, a note of unexplained
low attendance for INSTxxxx will be added to
your student record. This is likely to have very negative
long-term consequences for you, for example in terms
of references written to prospective employers or other
institutions. If you wish your non-attendance to be
recorded as unavoidable or with good reason, see the student handbook at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dis/secure/students/handbook

FINAL NOTIFICATION EMAIL TEXT:

Subject: DIS automated monitoring: INADEQUATE ATTENDANCE NOTIFICATION
To: STUDENT_EMAIL
Cc: LECTURER, PROGRAMME DIRECTOR, IMB ADMINISTRATOR, uczcw3a@ucl.ac.uk

THIS IS AN AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED EMAIL.
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THE SENDER.

Your final recorded attendance at the compulsory timetabled
sessions for
"COURSENAME" (INSTxxxx)
 is recorded as:

     XX % (adjusted from XX %)

Please note that since your final recorded attendance for the
year on this course is below 70%, this note of unexplained
low attendance for INST1003 will now be added
to your student record. This is likely to have very negative
long-term consequences for you, for example in terms
of references written to prospective employers or other
institutions. You are therefore advised to discuss
this situation with your personal tutor, programme
director and/or undergraduate tutor. For further information,
see: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dis/secure/students/handbook