Students in class

Engaging with your studies

Engaging with your studies

While you are a student at Regent’s we will monitor your attendance and engagement with your studies, using a variety of tools. This helps us to ensure that you're getting a personalised student experience and fulfilling your potential at Regent’s.  

Recording your attendance

All our teaching is now on campus and you're expected to tap-in with your student ID card to all your classes, using our electronic recording system. Tapping into class is just one of the tools we use to measure your engagement. We will look at this alongside your activity with our supporting materials on Blackboard and our other virtual learning platforms. Please note, there will not be any online classes during the Autumn Term. 

If you have previously arranged to start your studies online with us this year, we will be monitoring your engagement with our online platforms including Blackboard, so please don’t worry about being marked as absent in a class. If you need to speak to one of our team about this, please contact our Student Support team.

How do I tap into class? 

You are expected to attend all your teaching sessions on your personalised timetable. At the start of each session, you should record your attendance by holding your student ID card up to the electronic card reader located inside the classroom.  

Our card readers are installed near the entrance of all classrooms, and have clear and easy instructions on how to use them on each machine.  

  • The card readers in each classroom are clearly labelled and easy to find. 

  • The card readers work by holding your student ID card in front of the reader, until the light flashes green, similar to an Oyster card on the London Underground. Make sure you take the student ID card out of your wallet or purse, so that the reader scans the correct card. 

  • If the reader does not flash green, then your ‘tap’ may have not been registered. Try tapping once more, and if it doesn't flash, please visit the Student Hub after the class as there might be an issue with your student ID card that our team can help you with. 

  • You should tap-in to your class no earlier than 10 minutes before the start, and no later than 10 minutes after the start. For example, if your class starts at 09:00, you would have to ‘tap-in’ between 08:50 and 09:10. 

  • If you have another class in the same room immediately after the first one, then you must tap-in again to record your attendance at the second class.  

  • Carry your student ID card at all times, if you don’t have your card, you won't be able to tap into the reader and you will be marked absent.  

  • You don't need to tap your card again when you leave the class. 


Why you monitor student attendance?

What happens if I forget my ID card or forget to tap-in?

What happens if I tap-in late to a class?

What happens if I lose my student ID card?

What happens if the reader in my classroom is faulty?

What happens if I leave early?

Can I give somebody else my ID card?

Do I need to tap out?

What data is collected when I tap into class?

Can I tap-in for someone else?

How is my attendance taken if my class goes on a field trip?

What happens if a class is cancelled?

I'm unable to study on campus due to COVID-19. How will you monitor my engagement?

Contact us

If you need any further help or guidance please visit the Student Hub on the ground floor of Acland building or contact them online.