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What are the rules on attendance at University of Plymouth?

You should attend classes regularly and punctually. 
If you are on a health related course you'll have a detailed attendance policy and guidelines for dealing with unsafe practice/inappropriate professional behaviour, which will be provided by your faculty. 

Student visa (formerly Tier 4) international students

If you are studying at the University on a Student visa there are specific attendance monitoring requirements. You'll find a list of the responsibilities associated with your Student visa, including attendance requirements by visiting the  International student advice pages.
If you do not attend your course as required by your Faculty and according to the University Attendance Policy for students with a Student visa, you may be withdrawn from your course and reported to the Home Office. This will mean that your visa is cancelled and you will be required to leave the UK. Find out more about attendance and engagement requirements .
Please make sure that you check your student email address regularly and respond to instructions sent to you.

Attendance at exams

If you are unable to attend an exam and have been given a separate room due to Modified Assessment Provisions (MAPs), please email the Exams Timetabling Office at and speak to your Faculty office as soon as possible.


Please note that children may not accompany students attending lectures, classes or examinations at the University.