University and College Students - IF YOU ARE ILL
During the time you spend at college or university you may experience an episode of illness. This may impact on your ability to attend lectures, exams, tutorials or completing some of your course work. We can only help with significant illness. Short duration/self-limiting conditions such as colds, flu, headaches, diarrhoea and vomiting do not need a doctors letter.
If you are unwell and your tutor asks for proof in the form of certification, you can use our form, which can be downloaded here.
If your tutor requires further confirmation of your difficulties, he or she and you need to complete a Request for Evidence (Sickness Form Part B). This should be delivered to the person you have seen regarding your difficulties e.g. student counsellor, nurse or doctor, and will be done only at the doctors discretion, and will not usually be provided for minor/self limiting illnesses. There is usually a fee for providing written evidence of illness from your doctor, the price of which can be provided by reception.
please note: Sick lines for work (known as form Med 3) are only applicable for illness preventing employment and Statutory sick pay purposes, and are not to cover illness in students.
Be a LIFESAVER, know what to do if someone collapses with a heart attack or choking. Immediate action might just save their life. Learn how to use a AED (automatic defibrillation device) by watching this excellent interactive video game.
(play on PC, tablet or i-pad) . AEDs are now commonly found in supermarkets, bus stations, football stadiums and health centres, they are designed for anyone to use them in an emergency.