One of the most important uses of the student ID Card is to register your attendance at lectures, seminars and workshops. Students are required to pass their card across the front of the electronic card reader in each teaching venue, which records your presence at that time.
Research has shown that consistent attendance and good academic performance are closely linked; it is therefore important that we know you are attending regularly. The University is also committed to helping its students to resolve any problems that may be impacting adversely on their studies. We have a wide range of support services available to you but we do know that sometimes students may be reluctant to ask for help. By monitoring student attendance we hope to be able to identify students who need support at an early stage and put in place measures to help them continue their studies.
The University also has to report details of all student attendance to the Scottish Funding Council, Students Awards Agency for Scotland and to advise the UK Border Force/Home Office when Tier4 sponsored overseas students are not in full attendance. It is therefore very important that we monitor student attendance across the University and the electronic monitoring system based on your Student ID Card helps us to do this effectively.