English language pre-sessional students

What do I need to do?

The English Language Centre record your attendance in classes and other sessions via University systems and this information is passed to the compliance team.

Please note that the attendance requirement for all English Language pre-sessional programmes is 100% and any absences that are exceptionally allowed must be approved by the Head of Pre-Sessional programmes.


What do I do if I experience problems?

Speak to an advisor in ISA or email the compliance team, as soon you are experiencing problems.


What will happen if I do not attend or my attendance / engagement is not satisfactory?

Your engagement is monitored from a range of data sources and if no engagement or attendance is recorded for you, or you are not engaging satisfactorily, your Faculty will be contacted and asked to confirm your recent engagement, and record this in University systems as appropriate.

If you have not been engaging with your course and this does not improve then the situation will be escalated. A meeting will be arranged with you, representatives from your Faculty, the compliance team and ISA. This meeting may result in your interruption or withdrawal from your programme, dependant on how much of your course has been missed.

If you are withdrawn or interrupted from your programme due to poor attendance you would be required to leave the UK, and depending on the reasons for your non-attendance, the University may not be prepared to sponsor you again under Tier 4.

Therefore it is very much in your interest to ensure that you are engaging with your course fully, and that you seek help early if you experience problems.