Recording your attendance

We monitor your attendance at teaching sessions using your student card and an electronic recording system called Count-Me-In.

You're expected to attend all of your mandatory sessions on your individual timetable. The system only applies to taught courses, so if you're a PhD student this doesn't apply to you. A different system is also in use at East 15 Acting School.

Count-Me-In readers 

Using your student card, you record your attendance using the Count-Me-In electronic reader in the teaching room. Readers are installed near the entrance(s) of all teaching rooms at our Colchester and Southend Campuses. Large rooms have more than one reader.

Viewing your attendance

During the year you will be able to view your attendance on the Learner Engagement Activity Portal (LEAP), and also see detailed attendance data on My Essex. If you have a question about your attendance record, contact your department in the first instance.

Class clashes

If your timetable shows two events that are at the same time, you should contact your department for the advice on how to best deal with this issue. You may need to ask for change of class or choose different module which is scheduled for a different time. If the clash is unavoidable, you should ensure that you follow your department’s advice and submit absence approval request for the missed events.

Cancelled classes

If your class was cancelled but your record says that you were absent from the event, you should contact your department as they will be able to advise you whether alternative event has been scheduled. You should also allow for up to a week for your department to update the system to reflect the changes to the timetable.

Extra-curricular activities

Any extra-curricular activities that you may be attending, such as Languages for All, will not be counted towards your overall attendance record. If these are timetabled events, you should still submit absence approval request for any that you miss.

Module changes

If you have changed your course or modules at the beginning of the term, only your new choice will be counted towards your attendance record. Even though the swipes for the modules that you are no longer attending may show on your record, they will not count towards your overall attendance score.

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