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Attendance and Engagement

Students registered on University of Exeter programmes are required to:

• be in attendance* during academic terms and present at all scheduled learning and teaching activities required by the module and/or programme

• engage with and participate in all guided independent and group study, assessment and feedback, and any other activities required by the module and/or programme

• attend exams, submit work when required, and otherwise fulfil the academic requirements of their modules and programme.

 *Attendance encompasses the activity of being present at scheduled learning, teaching and other activities required by the module and/or programme whether this is physical or virtual attendance as defined by your programme teaching methods.


Digital Check-in

What do I need to do? 

As part of our system for monitoring attendance and engagement on academic programmes, Tier 4/Student visa holders must check in to all timetabled teaching sessions using the new University of Exeter app. The exception is students in the Medical School on the Nursing and BMBS programmes who need to use iExeter to check-in.

How do I do this? 

You can log in via the new University of Exeter app and select the ‘check-in’ feature. This will then locate you and show nearby teaching spaces (lecture theatre, seminar room, lab, etc.). Pick the correct one; you will then see confirmation that your digital check-in was successful. We recommend using a phone, but you can also use a laptop or tablet. Watch this video to see how it works. 

If you study in the Medical School on the Nursing or BMBS programmes and have a student visa, you must complete digital check-in using a One Time Code (OTC). This is available as a tile on the iExeter app. Information on how to use One Time Code check-in is available here 



Academic engagement levels are recorded to ensure that any student welfare concerns are picked up, tier 4 international students meet their visa obligations and students are progressing academically.

Evidence of student engagement with their degree is captured via three main points, assessment submissions, attendance at teaching sessions and ELE usage.


Student absences should be reported via the iExeter Teaching and Learning tile.