How your engagement is recorded
To record your participation in campus-based events, swipe your student ID card against the card readers installed inside the teaching space until they turn green, up to 15 minutes before the start time of a teaching event. Where there is no card reader, your Tutor or School can register your attendance.
You must scan your own student ID card. You must not give your card to anyone else to scan on your behalf, nor must you scan the ID cards of any other students. You must only scan your ID card in teaching events you attend.
If your school is providing materials using Blackboard, your interaction with these materials will be recorded. Schools will also monitor the submission of your assessments, including coursework and assignments to monitor your engagement.
Consistent engagement is an important aspect of learning and the student experience here at Leicester. There are requirements and guidelines detailed in Senate Regulation 4 'Regulations governing student obligations'.
Some courses have compulsory and/or optional modules. If this is the case for any of your modules, these will be detailed in module specifications and in your school handbook. Some Professional or Statutory Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs), including the General Medical Council, may set out attendance requirements as a condition of accreditation which are more stringent than those set out in university regulations. Where this is the case, this will be detailed in programme specifications, school handbooks and related course literature.
Engagement requirements for international students
International students studying in the UK on a Student Route visa sponsored by the University have an obligation to attend all of their timetabled teaching and to engage fully in all aspects of their programme of study. The University has an obligation as a sponsor licence holder to monitor their attendance and engagement and has a specific policy on engagement for international sponsored students.
If you are an international student studying at the University of Leicester on a Student Route visa sponsored by the University you must abide by the policy on engagement for international sponsored students. If your engagement with your programme of study is not satisfactory you risk being withdrawn from studies for non-engagement, in which case the University will withdraw visa sponsorship and will report you to the Home Office who will cancel your visa.
Any international students found falsifying engagement records such as scanning in for others, scanning and then leaving the class, or having others scan in on their behalf will receive a written warning which will remain permanently on their record. Any subsequent requests for a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), e.g. to cover resits, will normally be refused. Any second incident of falsification will normally result in withdrawal of sponsorship on the authority of the Academic Registrar. The student may be given the opportunity to complete their studies overseas.
If you are studying on a student visa as a condition of our Student Sponsor Licence under the Government’s Points Based Scheme (PBS) we are required to monitor your engagement in line with Student Sponsor guidance and withdraw sponsorship if requirements are not met. Student Immigration Advice and Compliance have more information about your responsibilities and the conditions of your visa. Find more information on our website:
Your Student ID card
- You should carry your student ID card with you at all times, and make sure that you've activated your card before you start using it to register your attendance. You can do this by holding it against any reader for approximately ten seconds until the reader shows green. Once you have activated your card, it will then only take a couple of seconds each time you register your attendance at an event.
- You must scan your own student ID card. You must not give your card to anyone else to scan on your behalf, nor must you scan the ID cards of any other students. You must only scan your ID card in teaching events you attend. Senate Regulation 2 'Regulations governing admission and registration for taught programmes' includes details about this.
- Find more information about your student ID card, including what to do if your card is lost or stolen.