Engagement requirements

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.

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. 

Engagement expectations

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.

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 should not allow anyone else to use your card. 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.

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