We are moving to a new way of timetabling in which we will develop a stable timetable that stays largely the same each year. We will be using an institution-level ‘partial block’ structure, with modules placed into ‘pillars’ and ‘baskets’, where needed, to support with viability of module combination. Some modules will be treated as ‘off-block’ where teaching patterns are irregular (e.g. due to use of specialist space). This structure will allow the timetable to be published far earlier, enabling students and staff to plan ahead. Each year, changes to the timetable will be possible, but will need to meet certain criteria.
View the guidance on the approved block structure (PDF 391 KB) for further details.
For further information on the New Approach to Timetabling Project please visit: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/timetablingproject