Absence Self-Certification Form for Postgraduate Students

This form is to self-certify medical and other personal circumstances resulting in absence up to 7 CONSECUTIVE CALENDAR DAYS from your campus-based programme of study.

Please see information at the end of this form for absences more than 7 calendar days, as well as a link for absences from assessed classes.

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Though students are not required to supply supporting documentation for periods of absence up to 7 calendar days, you are required to provide independent supporting evidence:

  • if you have medical, personal or other circumstances lasting more than 7 calendar days or
  • if you have repeated periods of absences following on from an earlier formal warning, i.e. at Stage 1 or above in the attendance management system.

For absences more than 7 calendar days, you will need to provide independent supporting evidence, such as a medical certificate from Victoria Park Health Centre or a letter from another health professional, and e-mail a scanned copy to either MCS-UG@le.ac.uk (for undergraduates) or MCS-PGT@le.ac.uk (for postgraduates). You may also need to provide the original hard copy.

If you are absent from assessed classes, this should be notified via the Mitigating Circumstances process: www.le.ac.uk/sas/regulations/mitigation.

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