Tutorials are often designed as smaller groups or classes led by a graduate or TA student. Tell us a little bit about yourself to get started. The Student Room, Get Revising and The Uni Guide are trade names of The Student Room Group Ltd. Attendance is recorded and courses are graded for class participation.
See Oral presentations in tutorials and seminars. Most of the time, attendance is not taken in master classes, but it is usually mandatory to attend tutorials. Attendance and active participation in these activities are a strong indicator of student success. Students are free to come and go from campus at any time.
If you're starting college right after high school, it can be a little tricky to get an idea of how different things work at Western Sydney University (compared to your school). University staff, both administrative and teaching, cannot talk to your parents (or anyone else) about you or disclose your information, unless you have signed the appropriate consent form. But while it is important that students have freedom and flexibility during their studies, especially given the amount they are now paying for their education, a lax attendance policy harms both their own studies and the university itself. The purpose of the tutorial is to discuss and interact on the topic with your classmates, guided by the tutor.
The University of Glasgow, for example, blames resource constraints for the lack of an effective assistance monitoring system. The VET sector is positioned between secondary schools and universities and prepares students for employment or further study. A characteristic of university learning is that many courses are delivered through a series of lectures and tutorials. Allowing students to miss class undermines the sense of academic community that is so important to universities, especially in fields where there is an emphasis on sharing ideas.