Online Attendance

Online Attendance: A new way to gain a Degree or Professional qualification from 2018

Online Attendance is being designed for those students who want to achieve a valuable qualification, but with the flexibility that comes from studying in the comfort of their own home. We are pioneering this revolutionary approach to online learning, which gives you all the benefits of real teaching, through your own smartphone, PC or tablet.

Other types of online learning involve students often having to work through pages of text and exercises, with little contact from other students and lecturers. The Online Attendance model allows you to take part in real teaching sessions, join in live discussions with fellow students and talk directly to lecturers.

With our courses you still have the option to attend lectures and use our facilities in person, so you can begin your journey to a new qualification while making the most of both worlds: online learning and classroom-based lectures.

In order to study with Online Attendance, all you will need is access to the internet and a device that can stream videos. Most modern smartphones, tablets and PCs are capable of this.

How Online Attendance can help you:

  • More flexibility to study that fits with your existing personal commitments, from child care to employment
  • Opportunity to save money on travel costs thanks to fewer journeys into lectures
  • Access to lecturers and student services in the same as all other students, meaning you get all the support you need to succeed
  • Option to attend lectures in person as often as you want

Government Loans

See how a loan makes our courses more accessible than you might think.

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What next?

View our range of Degrees and professional courses to see which courses are available in this format and to decide which is right for you. Applications can be made directly from each course information page, where you will have the option to express an interest in studying via Online Attendance.


You achieve the same qualification as you would by attending in person, including our Degrees awarded by the University of Surrey. You can also look forward to a graduation ceremony among both your online and offline classmates. Government loans are available to cover your course fees, and you will also be eligible for membership of the NUS – entitling you to student discounts and more.


Some degrees and professional courses include practical work or group tasks, which will involve attendance at some teaching sessions in order to complete these requirements.