Led by Paddy Bullard (Student Engagement Officer)


Members (4-5 other members, at least one from each department in the school and one from central/support services)

Grace Ioppolo (DEL)

Central support A colleague from RISIS?
Timing One year, commencing September 2017


Purpose To look at current attendance patterns across the school, find possible links if any between attendance and attainment in one department, and consider whether attendance is a challenge we need to address, and if so, how best to do so across the school.


Methodology Collation of university statistics on attendance – where does SLL sit in the overall student attendance pattern?

Statistical analysis of attendance and its potential link to attainment in DEL (conducted by MD).


Timeline of activities Summer 2017 (pre-project): MD arranging for collation of statistics in DEL.


By the end of Spring 2018:

– Collation of university data.

– Study of pedagogical research in this area.

– DEL data analysed and report produced.



Summer Term 2018: SLL-wide activity to ascertain the size and nature of the challenge and practical ways in which it can be overcome.


Outcomes (If the outcomes of the working party warrant it, an implementation group might be set up.)

A brief report on attendance and attainment in English Literature (by end of Autumn Term, 2017).

A report at school level with recommendations, if appropriate, for implementation.


Dissemination Reports to SLL Teaching Leadership Group for consideration prior to submission to SBTL.

T&L in SLL blog and website.

University Teaching and Learning blog.

For more information, please contact Dr Cindy Becker (

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