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Regulations Governing Absence and Failure to Submit Assignments due to Illness

For the purposes of these regulations, 5 working days are defined as 5 consecutive working days (i.e. excluding Saturday and Sunday).

Short-term absence (up to 5 working days)
(i) Self-certification of illness is permitted for an absence of up to 5 working days. Self-certification forms are available in the School Office and in each of the University and recognised colleges.
(ii) Fully completed self-certification forms or medical certificates must be submitted within 3 days of returning to studies. Forms or certificates must be submitted to the School Office in which a student is enrolled.
(iii) Consecutive self-certification is not permitted.

Absence of longer than 5 working days or absence from examination
(i) Absence of longer than 5 working days or failure to meet course work assignment deadlines or absence from any examination or class test counting towards a module mark must be covered by a medical certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner.
(ii) Medical certificates must be submitted to the School Office within 3 days of returning to studies. Medical certificates submitted after this period are not acceptable.

General
(i) During illness, and especially if they know that they are going to miss an examination because of illness, students should inform the School Office by telephone or letter of their enforced absence, either personally or, if too ill, via someone on their behalf.
(ii) The Head of School may require any student to be examined by the University’s Medical Officer.
(iii) Repeated self-certification may result in referral to the University’s Medical Officer.