Information for timetablers

Term dates 2016 - 2017

Autumn Term 26 September 2016 - 9 December 2016
Spring Term 9 January 2017 - 24 March 2017
Summer Term 24 April 2017 - 16 June 2017

For dates further in the future, see the main University term dates page.

Key to weeks

Standard teaching hour

Schools are reminded that the standard teaching hour begins on the hour and finishes at 10 minutes to the hour. Timetabling would be grateful if you could ensure that all teaching staff within your School/Department are reminded of the arrangements. You should also consult the guidance for Schools on Wednesday afternoon timetabled teaching.

University teaching day

University teaching day
 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  09:00 - 19:00
 Wednesday  09:00 - 13:00
 Friday  09:00 - 18:00

Religious requirements and the teaching week

Schools are reminded that they should consider the needs of their students in relation to religious observance requirements when timetabling (e.g. Friday prayers, Sabbath etc.).  If it is not possible to avoid slots, lecture notes and any other course material required should be made available

Disabled access

If you have any staff or students with mobility difficulties or particular equipment needs, please contact Timetabling as soon as possible to discuss the options available. Please ensure any events associated with these staff or students are clearly identified on your timetable so that they can be placed in accessible rooms.

Travel time

Timetabling will endeavour to minimise travel time between events where possible. If any of your teaching staff have consecutive teaching slots e.g. Monday 09:00-09:50 and 10:00-10:50 it would be helpful if this could be clearly marked on the Teaching Accommodation Form (new bookings) or the Timetable information spreadsheet (existing bookings).

Banner code information

Please include details of the Banner code for each of the events you are booking.

Block timetable bookings

Information about the block timetable, why it's been implemented, when it should be used and how to identify your School's blocks.

All block-type teaching events (including MOMDs)

When considering which new events to place in blocks and MOMD slots please note the following information:

Block-type teaching events

The following teaching types must be placed in blocks allocated to your School / Department:

  • Compulsory modules which are taught in whole groups
  • Split group teaching for compulsory modules where one (or more) of the sessions for the groups must be contained within a block to avoid clashes.
  • Whole or split group teaching for popular (or important) options as far as possible (especially in programme years with limited or no compulsory modules).

Modules taught separately to Single Honours students only do NOT have to be placed within a designated block

Modules Outside the Main Discipline

Block-type events that are also available as MOMDs to students from outside the providing School, should be placed within the block(s) allocated to the School.

Options available as standard options on programmes but also available to students from outside the providing School as MOMDs should be retained in their normal teaching slots as far as possible to avoid double teaching.

Modules only available to students as MOMDs or other appropriate multidisciplinary popular options should be placed within an MOMD slot.

All other options (excluding single honours teaching)

If you have not used all your block allocation:

Place your most popular options in the remaining blocks, and then liaise with your colleagues in the relevant School / Departments in order to place all other options at the most appropriate time available.

If you have used all your block allocation:

Please liaise with your colleagues in the relevant Schools / Departments in order to place remaining options at the most appropriate times available.

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