Exeter digital check-in

Students need to register attendance at their timetabled activities using the Attendance tile in the iExeter app.

Digital Check In is also designed to make it easier to spot if a student has wellbeing issues because that often coincides with a fall in attendance. Your Academic Personal Tutor and module convenors will review the pattern of your attendance through the My Progress dashboard and will be able offer support more quickly.

How does it work?

The system links to your personalised timetable and uses Bluetooth beacons in teaching rooms which interact with the iExeter app (available on smartphone, tablet and laptop) and/or GPS. Using location services and Bluetooth, Smartphones and tablets will alert you that you need to check in at the start of each teaching session. Laptop users will not receive alerts but can access the check in system on the iExeter desktop. Through iExeter you will be able to capture your check-in time and location. To verify your attendance please refer to My Progress

Please note your location around campus is not tracked by the system.

Quick reference guide on how to use Digital Check-in

For a detailed step by step guide with screenshots please see the Digital Check-in User Guide for Students Sept 19.


In order to get the best from your programme, we promote regular and appropriate attendance (see General Regulations for Students).

Specific attendance requirements apply to tier 4 students and for students studying on particular programmes. Any specific programme requirements will be detailed in your Student Handbook.

There is more information about attendance requirements for Tier 4 students on the International Student Support pages.


Absence from timetabled activities

If you are unable to attend a timetabled teaching session through sickness or other reasons, you are required to notify your discipline via iExeter (My Course - Absence reporting), or in an alternative format as detailed in your student handbook. The  student illness procedure provides more guidance on this. If you are absent for more than 7 successive days due to illness, you will be required to obtain a doctor's certificate.

If you miss a scheduled academic session without an approval of absence, you will be recorded as absent

If your attendance pattern is concerning, your Personal Academic Tutor should discuss this with you. You may wish to look at the Health, Wellbeing and Support for Study Procedure, or Unsatisfactory Student Progress and Engagement Code of Good Practice.

Students with Tier 4 visas

We also monitor attendance to fulfil our obligation to notify the UK Visas and Immigration office of any continuous non-attendance by Tier 4 international students. For more information please see the International Student Support pages.


if you are having problems using Digital Check-In please see our Troubleshooting guide 

For other questions, please see the FAQs