Information for timetablers


Changes to the timetabling process

A number of changes to the timetabling process are currently being made as part of the Timetabling Project. Please see the Timetabling Project pages for more information.

Timetabling process timeline 2019-20

Term dates 2018-19 and 2019-20

Term dates table
Autumn term 2018  1 October 2018 - 14 December 2018
Spring term 2019  14 January 2019 - 29 March 2019
Summer term 2019  29 April 2019 - 21 June 2019
Autumn term 2019 30 September 2019 - 13 December 2019
Spring term 2020 13 January 2020 - 27 March 2020
Summer term 2020 27 April 2020 -  19 June 2020

For dates furter into the future, please see the main university term dates page.

Key to Weeks

The Key to Weeks details the term weeks for each term and how they are numbered on the timetabling system.

Key to Weeks 2019-2020 (PDF - 14Kb)

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.

University teaching day

University teaching day
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday  0900-1900
Wednesday  0900-1300
 Friday  0900-1800
For guidance on Wednesday afternoon timetabling, please consult the Timetabling Policy.

Access for disabled students and staff

If you have any students or staff with mobility difficulties or particular equipment needs, please contact Timetabling as soon as possible to discuss the options available. Please also refer any students with disabilities to the Disability, Mental Health and Learning Support service for advice.

How to make changes to teaching bookings or student groupings

As part of the Timetabling Project, a Change Control process has recently been introduced for submitting timetable change requests, and changes to student groups. Please see Timetable Change Control Process for details.

The Block Timetable

Please see the Block Timetable pages for information about why it has been implemented, when it should be used, and how to identify your School's blocks.