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Reporting absence

Short-term absence

  • For labs and examples classes: inform the member of academic staff responsible for the labs/examples class.
  • For prolonged absence up to 5 days inform the student support office of your absence, clearly stating the period of your absence and the reason why, and you will be excused from any missed activities
  • For prolonged absence greater than 5 days you must report your absence (for your own benefit) by submitting a mitigating circumstances form to the student support office, making sure you provide any documentary evidence for for absence.
  • The student support office may require you to fill in an ill health certificate for short-term absence.

Long-term absence

If you have been ill for an extended period (more than 5 days), or you have any personal problem that you feel has affected your studies, or you miss an assessment due a unforeseen reason, then you should complete a mitigating circumstances form and submit it to the student support office, indicating what has been affected and how. You must make sure you provide any documentary evidence, such as Doctor's note.

The undergraduate handbook describes our mitigating circumstances procedures in detail. You can be rest assured that all information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.