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Absence

Absence through Illness

Always let your module tutor know if you have had to miss lectures or seminars through illness for each occurrence. If your illness lasts seven days or less, and causes you to miss seminars and/or lectures, you should write a note and give it to your personal tutor or to the undergraduate programmes officer (please see the Self-Certificate Form).

If your illness causes absence of more than seven consecutive days from prescribed classes you should, in accordance with University rules, provide a doctor’s certificate. Such a certificate is also essential if you miss an examination or a deadline for an assessed essay through illness. Submit a doctor’s certificate to your personal tutor or to the departmental office as soon as possible after your return to health. Normally no allowance can be made for illness (e.g. by extensions to assessed essay deadlines) without a proper certificate.