Introducing MyAttendance

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You know when you haven’t heard from a friend in a while? They’re not answering your texts, and you haven’t seen them out and about in their usual haunts. You get worried.

Well, here at UWE Bristol, we’re the same when it comes to looking out for our students.

We have a duty of care to look out for you; make contact with you regularly and offer help and support when you think you might need it.

And one way we can do this is by logging attendance.

Research shows that when a student becomes disengaged with their course – not turning up for lectures or workshops, failing to hand in work, and not responding to emails – it’s a sign that something could be wrong.

You might be feeling overwhelmed with your workload. Or facing financial struggles. Or going through some personal stuff which is making life difficult.

That’s why we use MyAttendance. It allows us to identify students who might be struggling and reach out to them to offer some support.

And this could be anything from pointing you in the direction of some study support, to potentially stepping in to ensure you receive mental health treatment.

We know that you’re an adult, and we don’t want you to feel like you’re back at school signing a register to let your teacher know you’re here. But, MyAttendance is an important tool to look out for everyone across our community.

So – what do you need to do? It’s simple:

  • Download the MyAttendance app onto your phone.
  • Log in using your UWE Bristol username and password.
  • During teaching sessions, remember to “check in” and log your attendance by using the six-digit code given to you by your lecturer.
  • Don’t share codes with other students! You may feel like you are doing them a favour, but it’s better for everyone if we have an accurate record of who is attending lectures.

For more information, or if you have any questions about how MyAttendance works, you can find everything you need online.

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