Why is my attendance and engagement recorded?
As you hold a Tier 4 visa the University is required by UKVI (UK Visas & Immigration) to keep a record of your attendance and absence throughout your studies here.
This applies to every Tier 4 student who is being sponsored under Plymouth University’s sponsor licence, regardless of the type of programme you are studying or whether you are studying at PUIC (Plymouth University International College) or PUPSMD (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry).
UKVI set out our engagement monitoring obligations and when we must report a student, if they have stopped engaging with their studies or their attendance is not satisfactory. This would mean that the student’s Tier 4 visa is curtailed (cancelled) and they would be required to leave the UK.
Please see the University’s Engagement Monitoring Policy for Tier 4 students and the information given below for more details.
Please note that some programmes have additional engagement and attendance monitoring requirements that are set by the faculty, or by statutory bodies other than UKVI. You will be made aware of these additional requirements by your faculty, where required.
As a Tier 4 visa holder your visa was issued for the purpose of full time study in the UK and you should ensure that your studies are always your first priority. You should make every effort to continually progress on your course with the aim of graduating successfully.