An important condition of your Tier 4 visa is that you maintain regular attendance on your programme of study and fulfil the academic requirements of your programme. This requirement is also laid out in the University regulations.  UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) require the University to monitor attendance of all Tier 4 students. Poor attendance or failure to engage with your programme could lead to you being withdrawn from the University and your Tier 4 visa being curtailed.


You will always receive emails notifying you if your attendance is not satisfactory. If you receive one of these emails is it is important that you read the information in it carefully and follow the advice given in the email. This will include sources of advice and support for you to access if you are experiencing any difficulties which are affecting your ability to attend regularly. If you do have any ongoing health or personal problems which are impacting upon your studies it is important that you make the University aware of these so that you can be offered appropriate support.

Monitoring attendance

The way in which your attendance is monitored will differ depending on your level of study:

The attendance of all students at all timetabled teaching sessions is monitored through the University's Digital Check In system. You can register your attendance at each session through the iExeter app, which can be downloaded onto your phone, tablet or laptop. It is important that you check in at the beginning of each session that you attend. If for any reason you are unable to do this you should inform your local Info Point. Engagement with your programme through coursework submission and exam attendance is also monitored.


There will of course be times when you have to miss a teaching event due to, for example, illness. If you are going to be absent you should make sure that you report this through the absence reporting function in iExeter.

During placements

As the University continues to act as Tier 4 sponsor during periods of study abroad or industrial placement we are also required to continue monitoring your attendance during this time. Please make sure you maintain good attendance while you are studying overseas or are on industrial placement, and also respond to emails from your placement coordinator.

Attendance of postgraduate research students is monitored through the monthly supervisor contacts in MyPGR. Please make sure that you submit these each month as soon as possible after the meeting with your supervisor has occurred.