Student Attendance

Tap in every time you are in a seminar or lecture to let us know that you are here.

We want to help you make the best of your time with us by helping you achieve the best result you can get. Research has shown that good attendance leads to good outcomes.  As a responsible institution, the University believes it has a duty to follow-up promptly on matters of non-attendance so that students can be supported and given every opportunity to succeed.


This system enables us to support you by getting in touch if we notice that you have been unable to attend your timetabled sessions. Our aim is to help you get back on track and the Attendance System provides us with the ability to support you, when you need it.

Below are some of the important things to keep in mind.

  • We expect you to attend all of your timetabled teaching activities as per your online University calendar (IST). We do understand that in exceptional circumstances absences may occur.  If you are unable attend, please inform your programme team with the reason.
  • You are able to tap into sessions 15 minutes before they begin and any time thereafter until they are timetabled to end. Please note you will be marked late if you tap in 15 minutes after the start time. 
  • Keep your smartcard / student ID card with you when at Uni at all times so you can tap into sessions.
  • If there’s no tap, your attendance will not be recorded.  If you forget your smartcard, please still attend your sessions, but also remember to bring your card in future.
  • Your attendance record may be used when requesting a reference from the University.

If you lose your smartcard / student ID card you will need to go to the i-zone as soon as possible and request a replacement, which they will print for you. Until end Oct 2017, your first replacement card is free and thereafter there will be a charge when ordering replacements.

For more details, click here to visit the i-zone FAQs.

Contact us

  • Tel:  01843 609888 (Broadstairs)
  • Tel:  01227 922222 (Canterbury)
  • Tel:  01634 894444 (Medway)
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Last edited: 05/12/2017 03:22:00