UKBA PBS Tier 4 Attendance Monitoring

 2011 REVIEW (scroll down for 2012 Project details and documents)

 Project dates August 2011 - February 2012
 Project manager  Chris Austin, c.e.austin@exeter.ac.uk, extension 5392
 Project status  Completed

 Project aims and objectives

The objectives for this review were as follows:

  • To carry out a feasibility study for moving to '3 points of registration' for the start of the 2012/13 academic year
  • To identify one or more model that is legally compliant and fits with existing systems (LISA)
  • To recommend a preferred model and identify associated system, organisation and resource implications, responsibilities and any risks
  • To deliver the report on all of the above by 11 February 2012


Key documents for 2011 Review


Project Plan
Communications Plan
Interim Report - December 2011
Final Report 

2012 PROJECT

Project dates July - December 2012
 Project manager  Chris Austin, c.e.austin@exeter.ac.uk, extension 5392
 Project status  In progress, on schedule

Project aims and objectives

The objectives for this project are as follows:

  • To develop a model for visual checking activity and associated system, organisation and resource implications, responsibilities and any risks
  • To pilot and evaluate systemised engagement monitoring to support the visual checks (to be managed by Ian Tilsed but with appropriate support and integration with this project)
  • To ensure revision of policy, processes and procedure documents to reflect agreed changes

Key documents for 2012 Project

Project Charter 
Visual Checking Powerpoint Presentation 

Latest news

Jim Price is now taking this work forward in his role as UKBA Compliance Manager.  He reported on 4 July 2013 that the Taught and Graduate Research Faculty Boards have now approved an institutional Attendance Monitoring Policy and his team are now working on  preparing operational guidance, in consultation with Colleges, to be implemented during the course of 2013/14.  As of September 2013/14 the Compliance team will monitor all coursework submissions and examinations with Colleges being responsible for nominating further expected contact points to provide a sufficient volume and spread, and to reflect the requirements of their individual programmes.  Systems developments will take place during the summer to automate the process of monitoring coursework submissions.