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    Apologies if this is in the wrong category - I have no idea how to work this, I'm new!

    Basically - I have been off 5 days (not in a row) since August-November (this is first term), but these 5 days have been spread over 3 weeks. We are allowed 10 authorised absences each term before they start to affect our attendance rate.

    I had a family emergency.. Then a sore throat to the point I couldn't talk or even drink water.. Then a UTI (I get these reoccurring and I cannot even leave the house due to the urge I feel sometimes)

    I email my lecturers and tell them first thing in the morning I won't be in, I view the day's lesson I missed on VLE, I also ask if I miss any work and I will do it from home but sometimes I just worry that my attendance and maybe my lecturer(s) outlook on it will seriously affect me progressing on to my next year.

    I suffer from severe anxiety so I'm not sure whether I'm just panicking - but I really am so worried, I would go in if I physically could but I can't.

    P.s. In progress of getting a doctors note, waiting for the doctors to open as we speak.. My course and lecturers are just so strict and I'm expecting the worst

    From what you say each absence has had a justifiable reason, so I really doubt whether it will have any negative impact upon your record. You're also being proactive in catching up work, which is good. I really don't think you've got anything to worry about :-)

    Yes it can get you kicked out even if 'justifiable', you'd probably get warned though. There should be a policy published somewhere or ask.
    A sore throat is pretty poor tbh, just don't talk and get some throat spray, I went into work when I couldn't talk last week. 5 days in 3 weeks is a lot!

    Yeah it can, but it's not like you won't be warned first. And come on man, a sore throat doesn't stop you from going to class.

    You should be fine.

    I got told off at uni for having 2 days off. (yes, really) I was actually ill for 6 weeks. Had to take one day off because I had a GP appointment and a rather unpleasant reaction to the medication they gave me. (which meant I could not physically go in)

    You said you've been emailing them, so between that and the sick line you should be fine. I missed a few weeks of university due to illness but I kept in constant touch with my lecturers and classmates to make sure I didn't fall too far behind and still continued to meet any deadlines.*
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