Important information about your attendance


At DMU we want to make sure every student reaches their goals and has a great university experience.  To support your learning and to provide you with the academic guidance to help you succeed, you are expected to attend all activities in your timetable. You can find out more about our Attendance Monitoring Policy here.

You are therefore required to register your attendance at all timetabled activities within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time of the session. There are two ways to register your attendance:

  1. In campus rooms fitted with card readers, please swipe your student ID card against the card reader as you enter the room.
  2. Where a room does not have a card reader fitted or where you are attending a live online timetabled activity, please enter the unique 7-digit code into the new ‘Submit Attendance’ tile on myDMU or scan the QR code provided by your tutor. At the start of your class, your tutor will provide you with the 7-digit code or the QR code. Further guidance on how to use the tile can be found here.

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Registering your attendance is very quick and easy to do. It is important that this information is recorded accurately as this will be used to ensure you are adhering to our Attendance Monitoring Policy.

Please note that you will be recorded as absent if your attendance is not registered during the first 15 minutes of your timetabled activities. If you experience difficulty in attending timetabled activities for any reason, then please discuss this with your Personal Tutor, Module Leader or the Faculty Student Advice Centre so that we can help you.

Do not ask someone else to swipe in on your behalf or share the 7-digit code. You are responsible for registering your own attendance.

Poor attendance may result in low marks or even module failure, as attendance and performance in assessments are closely linked. Irregular attendance is officially recorded and your attendance will be monitored regularly. If you miss timetabled activities, your Faculty will contact you using your university email address. We endeavour to help you do your best during your time at DMU, so please do keep in touch and let us know if there are personal circumstances which may have an impact on your attendance.

Monitoring your attendance allows us to identify and support students who are experiencing difficulties. You will be expected to respond promptly to any correspondence sent by the Faculty. Failure to do so could ultimately result in dismissal from the university and/or the withdrawal of your visa (if you are an international student). Further details are included within Chapter One of our General Regulations.

You, our students, are at the heart of DMU, and we want to make sure that our values of courage, compassion and support benefit our entire student community. There are a number of services to help guide and support you during your time at DMU. Please take a look at Student Gateway for more information on help including wellbeing, finance, careers and student resources.

We look forward to welcoming you back to your studies at the start of this new academic year!

Posted on Friday 23rd September 2022

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