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Attendance Policy for students enrolled on Mathematics Programmes

All students enrolled on taught programmes of study at King’s are expected to attend all scheduled teaching, learning and assessment activities. Attendance at and engagement with teaching and learning activities is essential to gain a good understanding of the topics and to subsequently be successfully in your assessments.

Attendance will be monitored at all tutorials and practicals.

Students not attending any monitored sessions for 5 consecutive days (not including Saturdays and Sundays) will be contacted, asked to explain their absence and contact their Personal Tutor.  If there is no response within one week students will be contacted again. If no response is received after a further week the absence will be added to the student record and progress monitored due to lack of engagement with the programme of study.

This data may be used to feed into monitoring by the College that is reported to the UKVI for Tier 4 Visa holders.

According to the King’s Student Attendance and Engagement Policy in the case of continuing unsatisfactory attendance/engagement or persistent failure to respond to the university’s communications or instructions, an Executive Dean of Faculty or nominee acting for the Principal may terminate a student’s registration by invoking the respective G28 Academic Progress Regulation.

 

How to report your absence

If you will be or have been absent from a monitored class and would like to declare your reasons for absence please contact your programme officer detailing the class missed and the reason so that this can be added to your attendance record.

If you are likely to be absent for 2 weeks or more during a term it is worth considering whether an interruption of studies may be required. Please speak to your personal tutor or programme officer for more information.

 

Lectures

All students are expected to attend lectures. Students do not need to inform lecturers of each and every absence, but must inform the lecturer and their personal tutor if they are systematically missing lectures for whatever reason (timetable clash, illness, etc.). As each lecture builds upon material taught in previous lectures, and module assessments can be set on any subject delivered throughout the entire module, it is essential that students catch up on any missed material which will be uploaded to the relevant module KEATS page. Lecturers cannot provide one-to-one tuition for any missed lectures.

The department can only guarantee that students are properly prepared for our examinations if they attend all the lectures. Regular attendance is essential if you are to keep abreast of the material being taught.

Tutorials

For all mathematics modules, attendance at tutorials is compulsory and will be monitored. It is your responsibility to ensure that your attendance has been monitored at each and every tutorial.

Additionally, for those students holding a Tier 4 student visa sponsored by King’s, module tutorial attendance (and attendance at class tests) may be used as evidence of continuous attendance and engagement on their programme of study and reported to UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI), in line with the terms and conditions attached to their Tier 4 student visa and those attached to the university’s sponsors licence.

Class Tests

Class Tests are compulsory formal (summative) assessments which contribute to the final mark of your module. Failure to attend a class test without submission of a Mitigating Circumstances Form (MCF) will result in a student being awarded a zero mark. There are no second attempts at class tests.

Additionally, for those students holding a Tier 4 student visa sponsored by King’s, class test attendance (as with module tutorials) may be used as evidence of continuous attendance and engagement on their programme of study and reported to UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI), in line with the terms and conditions attached to Tier 4 student visa and those attached to the university’s sponsors licence.

Please see the Assessment Methods page for further information regarding class tests.

Personal Tutor Meetings

Each student in the Department is allocated a Personal Tutor at the beginning of the academic year, details of which can be found on your online student record.

Personal tutors are academic members of staff who take an active interest in a student’s academic progress and university experience, and is concerned for a student’s general welfare. You are encouraged to meet with your Personal Tutor regularly throughout the year. Tutors are often called upon to write references or to speak on your behalf, so it is in your interest to maintain regular contact and to keep them informed of any activities and achievements that may be of interest.

All members of staff have weekly office hours or you may wish to make an appointment with them directly.

Further details on the role of a personal tutor can be found on the support and advice page.

 

 


 

28 January 2019

 

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