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Introducing a student attendance system at UCL – Find out more at our Town Halls

13 June 2019

UCL is looking to introduce a central student attendance system for the start of the next academic year. To find out more, Wendy Appleby, Registrar and Head of Student and Registry Services invites you to join her at a Town Hall presentation next week.

Introducing a student attendance system at UCL

The Here to Succeed project, set up to introduce a central attendance system at UCL, aims to support student success and student wellbeing, as Wendy Appleby, Project Executive explains:

We want students to feel that we care about them as individuals and wish to support their wellbeing and academic success.  
Non-attendance is often the first sign that something is wrong with a student’s wellbeing.  

Recording attendance will mean that we can step in early and provide support to students who need it most.  High attendance at teaching and learning events also gives our students the best chance of academic success.

At UCL, we currently have no central way of capturing student attendance at key teaching events.Therefore, the process of capturing attendance is time-consuming and places a significant administrative burden on tutors, teaching administrators and Registry staff.

The project is now nearing the end of talks with a key supplier that has extensive experience in student attendance systems.  

At the Town Hall, Wendy will be sharing the aims of the project, explaining the benefits of the new system and answering your questions.   

Town Halls will take place at the following times and dates, please sign up at a convenient time using the links below:  

If you have any questions about the project, please get in touch with the project team.