Exeter digital check-in

Students can now register attendance at their timetabled activities using the Attendance tile in the iExeter app, It replaces the need for paper registers and therefore saves time during teaching sessions.

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

How does it work?

The new system links to your personalised timetable and uses Bluetooth beacons in teaching rooms which interact with the iExeter app (available on smartphone and tablet). Using location services and Bluetooth, your device will alert you that you need to check in at the start of each teaching session. Through iExeter you'll be able to verify your attendance and location.

Your location is not tracked by the system around canpus.

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


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 International students on the International Students 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