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Check-in is the University of Bradford's way of recording attendance at teaching activities for all students studying at both City Campus and Emm Lane Campus.

Card readers have been installed in teaching rooms, lecture theatres, laboratories, seminar rooms and other teaching spaces to enable you to check-in quickly and easily.

Most card readers are fixed to the wall while others are hand-held and passed around the class. All you have to do is:

  • check your timetable on a regular basis
  • make sure you have your student card with you at all times and ready to check-in at before every class
  • hold your card against the reader when you arrive at each teaching session

The benefits of Check-in

Check-in is an important tool that enables the University to ensure that students are getting the most out of their studies and the best possible educational experience at Bradford. We want all students to engage with their programme, enjoy their learning and reach their potential.

Check-in also enables staff to identify any students who may need support. If a student suddenly stops attending their classes it can be an indication that they are dealing with financial, family or personal difficulties and the University can often help students who are facing these sorts of situations. We offer various kinds of support that might be appropriate, including a counselling service, support for students with disabilities, financial and visa advice. 

In addition, the University is required to continue to make regular reports about its activities to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Home Office, professional bodies that accredit our programmes and graduates, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the Student Loans Company. Check-in allows us to complete these reports.

Some professionally-accredited programmes at Bradford cannot be completed without a record of attendance. 

The following programmes have special attendance requirements. This list is not exhaustive and if you are in any doubt about the attendance requirements relating to your programme, you must check with your Faculty office.

Faculty of Health Studies programmes:

Pre-Reg Nursing:

Students on pre-registration Nursing Programmes: Advanced Diploma of Higher Education Nursing or BSc Nursing are required to attend as much of their scheduled programme as possible in order to register as a nurse upon successful completion.  This is a Nursing & Midwifery (NMC) requirement of the Nursing programme.  Although Nursing students are often able to “make up missed hours” they still must adhere to the University’s attendance policy, the NMC and NHS Bursary rules.  If you require a ‘Make up Hours Form’ the form can be found on Blackboard, Faculty of Health Information Point, My Subject, Pre-registration Nursing, Useful Information.

Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals:

NMC, GPhC and HCPC requirements for attendance on the Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals course is 100%. If it falls below 80% the student must intercalate. Students must complete within 2 years.

Students in receipt of NHS Bursary:

Please note that for students receiving an NHS Bursary you are being paid to attend your programme and full attendance is expected (unless there is valid reason).  Failure to attend without valid reason could result in your bursary payments being withheld and in some cases requested to be paid back where overpayments through non-attendance have been made.