Understanding your timetable
Your personal timetable contains information about the module and programme level activities you should take part in.
- Most modules have whole class teaching which everyone studying the module attends together, and then group teaching where the whole cohort is split into smaller groups.
- When we refer to activities, we mean the sessions/classes associated with your module/programme.
When are timetables published?
Draft timetables will be visible from the 2nd of May 2022, these are provisional and should be regarded as an indicative guide that can help you to prevent timetable clashes when choosing your modules. Timetables will be officially published in September 2022, you should check your personal timetable regularly as they are still subject to change. If you have any queries regarding your timetable after official publication, please email the Timetabler for your parent school, their email address can be found on the School Timetable Contact List.
What information is shown on my timetable?
When you look at your personal timetable in MyTimetable mobile view (which is the default), you will a list of your upcoming teaching.
Information shown for each activity
- Time and day – the start and finish time of the activity
- Module Code
- Activity name, (e.g. ARAB311001/LEC 1/01 <7-12, 14-17> which includes the:
- Module Code (or codes for Jointly Taught activities).
- Activity Type, in an abbreviated form, e.g. lecture (LEC), tutorial (TUT).
- Group Number, e.g. you may be in TUT 04, your friend may be in TUT 08 for the same module.
- Content for timetablers use in the < > brackets.
- Location – details of the location will be shown for on-campus teaching. Clicking on the location name will take you to a page that provides directions to the rooms, along with other useful information. When on-campus please avoid congregating outside rooms once your teaching has finished.
- Teaching weeks – the week(s) the activity is taught in (located on the right side for the ‘mobile’ view and on the left side for the ‘desktop’ view).
Additional information that may be available
When you select each activity, by clicking or tapping it, it will open to show you additional information, which can include:
- The full name of the Activity Type * – e.g. Lecture, Tutorial
- Module Description – this is the full name of the module.
- Staff Name – this is academic member of staff who is delivering the teaching activity to you.
- [Optional] Note – e.g. topics, guest speaker names, or additional location information.
- Recording Status – Recording, Recording (Audio and Screen only) or Not Recording. Please note that this only relates to on-campus teaching that uses the in-room lecture capture system.
Commonly used activity types
* Here are some of the more commonly used types of activities that appear on timetables.
- LEC = Lecture
- SMR = Seminar
- TUT = Tutorial
- WKS = Workshop
- LAB = Laboratory
- PRC = Practical
- CBL = Computer Based Learning
- FIELD = Field Work
- DROP-IN = Drop-in sessions. These appear if you only need to drop-in at some point during the time shown and not for the whole time shown on your timetable, they can be optional or compulsory. If a drop-in session causes a timetable clash contact your school timetabler, their email address can be found on the School Timetable Contact List.
If the activity on your timetable has an online element you may see the following activity types:
- LIVE STREAMING = this means the tutor will be live streaming the activity and will provide you with information on whether you will join on-campus or online closer to the start of teaching.
- LIVE STREAMING – ONLINE = this means you will be attending the activity online. Your tutor will provide you with information on how to join the online session closer to the start of teaching.
- MULTI-MODE = this means the tutor will be delivering multi-modal teaching to both on-campus and online students, they will provide you with information on whether you will join on-campus or online closer to the start of teaching.
- MULTI-MODE – ONLINE = this means you will be attending the activity online. Your tutor will provide you with information on how to join the online session closer to the start of teaching.
- ONLINE LIVE – see Minerva = this will be live activity that you will attend at the time shown on your timetable, you will be provided further information on how to access this teaching by your tutor through Minerva closer to the start of teaching.
- ONLINE - see Minerva = you will be provided further information on how to access this teaching by your tutor through Minerva closer to the start of teaching.
- ONLINE - Pre-recorded = this is a recommended time for you to engage with teaching that is not live to ensure you are prepared for any subsequent live sessions for that module. You can choose to access this in your own time, but it is important that you stay up-to-date with all teaching that is not live. Some modules you are studying may not show recommended times for Pre-Recorded content; instead, the Module Manager will communicate with you to make sure you understand you need to access this teaching in your own time.
If you see an activity type abbreviation on your timetable and are unsure of what it means, please contact your school timetabler for further advice, their email address can be found on the School Timetable Contact List.