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Can you be kicked out of University for missing lectures?

I mean, if you miss like ten lectures or seminars, can they kick you out without a warning first?

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Yes they can kick you out. But Im pretty sure you would get a warning before and then called for a meeting to discuss it if you continue missing them. Ive had a few attendence warnings for units, at my uni if you miss 2 or more in each unit in a semester you get an attendence warning for that unit.
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You're paying to attend the University, why would you want to miss the lectures? Should be making the most of it.
I imagine it depends on what subject you're studying and whether or not they need to get rid of people. There have been cases at medical schools where far too many met the grade requirements and got in, there wasn't enough funding for them and they were looking for any excuse to axe students. Usually though universities don't like to throw students out without giving them every possible opportunity to do crazy things like turn up to the lectures they're paying thousands to go to.
If you're the teacher, perhaps.
Lectures and seminars are different. Seminars will definitely take attendance, so if you skip loads then yes, eventually you'd get kicked out. You would get a warning though (at my uni you'd be put 'on report' i.e. here's your warning, don't do it again or else). 10 seminars is essentially an entire unit's worth of learning, so that would be pretty stupid! :p:

Lectures may or may not take attendance - some places do, some don't. My uni never required you to sign in for lectures, so hypothetically I could have gone through my entire degree never turning up to one.

However, both the above are really silly. When you bear in mind how much you pay for being at uni and how the people teaching you are at the forefront of their fields, you'd be mad to miss stuff if you can avoid it :smile:
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Original post by Llamageddon
I imagine it depends on what subject you're studying and whether or not they need to get rid of people. There have been cases at medical schools where far too many met the grade requirements and got in, there wasn't enough funding for them and they were looking for any excuse to axe students. Usually though universities don't like to throw students out without giving them every possible opportunity to do crazy things like turn up to the lectures they're paying thousands to go to.


ah good. Well I plan to improve my attendance so hopefully it will be ok. Pretty sure they would atleast be required to give a warning.
At our uni you wouldn't get kicked out for not attending but you would fail the module automatically if you had less than 70% attendance rate.
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what if you missed seminars? would you be kicked out do you think?
Reply 9
If they don't take attendance for lectures then they can't kick you out. Many unis only take attendance for seminars. If you miss a lot of seminars, you can be kicked out or forced to retake of course...
It depends what course your doing my lectures and seminars are all compulsory and registered, not allowed to miss any, and would fail otherwise.
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Original post by Sprockette
At our uni you wouldn't get kicked out for not attending but you would fail the module automatically if you had less than 70% attendance rate.


Christ, even if you pass the exams/coursework?

I had 41% attendance in one module last semester and got 90% as my final score for it.

Handouts + Blackboard is too appealing to use instead of lectures sometimes.
Reply 12
I reckon they'd send a letter first, my uni do. Saying that, I've been to about 2 lectures all year for one of our modules and I'm averaging a first in that and haven't been given a warning of any sort. Some of the lectures are pointless, especially when they do nothing more but read off a bloody screen that's later on Blackboard.
Reply 13
One girl in my class missed lots of classes in 1st year in the end they turned around and said well done uve passed first your but you cant continue into second so she left. (the smarty pants way 2 kick people out)
Reply 14
varies from uni to uni... ask around your uni
Original post by RipperRoo
Christ, even if you pass the exams/coursework?

I had 41% attendance in one module last semester and got 90% as my final score for it.

Handouts + Blackboard is too appealing to use instead of lectures sometimes.


Yep, even if you passed the exams, you have to resit the module. You could continue into the next year but you'd have to go to lectures and sit the exam for that module again. I never saw it happen in my course as the 70% attendance rate was very well known to people and we had to sign in every lecture/tutorial but I think it had happened before.
My practical modules had % scores attached to attending them. Roughly 25% for attending, 25% for material assessed through the course and 50% on the final exam. with the exception of >80% scores on the final exam not attending would cause you to fail such a module if you didn't turn up with no opportunity for retaking in autumn.

This isn't really a clear cut thing to answer.
My lectures don't have a register so I wouldn't know. I miss them then and now, it annoys me how some people get on their high horse on this forum about missing stuff. Sometimes I'm hungover/tired, have too much work to do or think my time would better be spent doing something else, so shoot me.
Reply 18
Depends on the course, my flatmate is doing an NHS funded degree, so her lectures are recorded for attendance, whereas in mine only seminars are recorded. I don't know about 'kicking out' but at mine it's an instant fail of the module if you miss three seminars. I know a girl who failed a module last semester because she missed four.
I imagine that they would warn you first- they don't want to kick you out, but if you consistently fail to turn up, then they probably would. In any case, why would you want to miss lectures when you are the one paying for it?

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