Attendance at timetabled sessions is recorded electronically. Your attention is drawn to the BPS accreditation requirement that all the components of the core curriculum are delivered to students during the programme; we cannot deliver the components of the programme to you if you are not there to receive them.
If you know in advance that you will be unavoidably absent from a taught session, you must let module staff and the psychology student office know in writing, and you must also make arrangements to cover the material from the session. If you are absent from a session without prior notification, you may be required to hand in a brief report of the key learning points and a reference list.
Persistent non-attendance at timetabled sessions may jeopardise successful completion of the programme. Students registered on this programme should attend at least 80% of the scheduled sessions.
During the year, non-timetabled seminars in Psychology and elsewhere throughout the University will be brought to your attention. You should aim to attend the Psychology Department seminars and especially the monthly ‘Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology’ (CCCAHP) seminars. You should attend other relevant seminars if possible.
If you have a genuine reason for not attending a seminar on a key topic in health psychology, it may be possible to record it if you let the Programme Director know in advance.
Typical acceptable reasons for not attending a compulsory session are those listed on the Special Considerations guidance. If you are unsure about the validity of a reason for being absent from a compulsory session, then you should ask your Programme Director or the Director of Student Support for clarification.
The Student Support Review Regulations exist to support students and staff in managing scenarios or incidents that cause concern regarding the student’s ability to engage in their studies. These regulations are set out in Secton IV of the calendar, under the heading Policy Documents.