Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Attendance & Engagement with your Studies

As a student at the University of Edinburgh, you are responsible for attending and engaging with your programme of study.

Your engagement will be monitored at in-person teaching,  via the submission of coursework, the use of Learn, and by other means.  Failure to engage will affect your learning experience, may jeopardise results and can ultimately result in exclusion from the University.

You may at times experience difficulties which affect your studies (i.e. academic, personal, health).  On these occasions it is crucial that you contact your Personal Tutor (PT) or the Student Support Team (SST) at the earliest opportunity in order to be advised on the best course of action.  Early intervention is best, so you are strongly encouraged to come forward if and when you need help.  Be assured that your PT and the SST are here to help and aim to offer you appropriate support or guidance as needed.

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School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures – Escalation Policy

The school will regularly review your engagement, if we find cause for concern then we will take the actions outlined below, these actions are known as ‘escalation points’. If your levels of engagement improve over subsequent reviews then we may not take all of the steps outlined:

  • Escalation Point 1: An email from our Student Support Officers offering assistance if needed and a reminder of your responsibilities to engage with your studies.
  • Escalation Point 2: An email from our Head of Student Support, with a requirement to respond providing details of how you plan to address your pattern of non-engagement.
  • Escalation Point 3: A compulsory meeting with our Senior Tutor.  Failure to attend this meeting will result in immediate progression to the next Escalation Point.
  • Escalation Point 4: A compulsory interview with the Associate Dean - Academic Progress (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science).  This may result in exclusion as per the following policy:

Obligations on Tier 4 Students

In addition to the above, there are additional and particular requirements for sponsored Tier 4 students, and it is your responsibility to comply with the conditions of your visa. Failure to follow these conditions will result in the University reporting you to the UKVI, a consequence of which will be the cancellation of your visa and withdrawal from the University of Edinburgh. More information can be found at the following page:

Rights, responsibilities and restrictions