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Unless you are studying by distance learning, attendance at classes, tutorials, exams and all other academic activities is a vital part of your learning. If you are unavoidably absent from a module, it is possible that an appropriate allowance may be made, but it is your responsibility to communicate with the affected schools as soon as possible:

  • you must submit a self-certificate of absence for each affected module
  • you must contact the appropriate staff member to follow-up as soon as possible (in advance for planned absence)

The Student Absence policy has been suspended for academic years 2020-21 and 2021-22 to avoid confusion with physical attendance. See also: the policy on Academic Alerts (PDF, 650 KB), and the Senate Regulations (see section 16 on page 3 in the Undergraduate Senate Regulations, or section VI 7 on page 4 in the Postgraduate Senate Regulations).

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Registry - Undergraduate

Walter Bower House
Eden Campus, Main Street

St Andrews
KY16 0US
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 4089/4219

Dr Stephen Tyre, Associate Dean Students (Arts and Divinity)


Prof Graham Kirby, Associate Dean Students (Science)


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