If you record your engagement activities regularly, no action will be taken and no communications will be sent to you.
Stage 1 – 2 week reminder
If you do not record any face to face engagements and miss all your scheduled teaching events in a 2 week period you will be contacted by email, reminded of the requirement to engage with you studies, and signposted to sources of support.
Stage 2 – 4 week Support Meeting
If you do not record any face to face engagements and miss all your scheduled teaching events in a 4 week period, you will be contacted by email and required to visit the Student Engagement Team in the Hub to discuss the reasons for non-attendance and offered appropriate pastoral support where required.
Stage 3 – 6 Weeks Final Warning
If you do not record any face to face engagements and miss all your scheduled teaching events falling within a 6 week period, you will be contacted by email and issued with a formal warning that continued non-attendance will result in a withdrawal of registration. The Student Engagement Team will review your entire student profile including interactions with Blackboard, Panopto, Assessments, Examinations, Personal Tutor Meetings etc. and will make a final attempt to engage with you by telephone and social media channels (such as WeChat and Whatsap).
Stage 4 – Notice of Withdrawal
If you do not record any face to face engagements and miss all your scheduled teaching events falling within an 8 week period then you will be referred to your School with a recommendation to withdraw you from the programme.
If you reach Stage 4 you will have five working days in which to lodge an appeal in line with the University Appeals Process. An appeal should be submitted in writing to the Head of International Student Services that demonstrates why you have not been able to respond to previous communications. If an appeal is not received, or if evidence in support of an appeal is not deemed satisfactory, you will be withdrawn for non-attendance and officially informed of this in writing. You will be reported to the UKVI and your Tier 4 visa will be withdrawn.