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Timetabling

Timetabling FAQs

Use our FAQs below to help with any issues you may be having with your timetable.

When will I get my timetable?

The timetable is published on or around the 1 September each year for September term starts. If your course starts at different times of the year we aim to publish the relevant timetable two weeks before teaching commences.

How will I view my timetable?

Students with personalised timetables will be able to view their personalised timetable on the University’s student information app – MYTU. Students without personalised calendars will receive a timetable from the course administrative team.

Will I be able to choose which seminar/practical group I go to?

You will be allocated to seminar groups for each of your modules before the start of teaching. The seminar and practical groups that you are assigned have been allocated based on your full timetable and the modules that you will be studying. We have allocated students in this way in order to eliminate any clashes on timetables and to provide a more structured holistic timetable.

Can I change my timetable?

You may be able to change seminar/practical groups if this is permitted on the module in question. Changes will only be processed if there are spaces available in your desired group, it fits in within your timetable and doesn’t create a clash.

If you wish to request a change of seminar/practical group, your request must be submitted on the following online form.

Request a timetable change

Can I change to a different lecture group?

Normally Lectures only run once so there is unlikely to be another Lecture that you can swap to.

How do I make a request to change my timetable?

You may be able to change seminar/practical groups if this is permitted on the module in question. Changes will only be processed if there are spaces available in your desired group, it fits in within your timetable and doesn’t create a clash.

Request a change of seminar group

The timetabling team will assess the request and respond to you.

I’ve been told that the seminar group I want to move into is full, but my friend says there are empty seats

Group sizes are based on the maximum number of students that can be taught in a group for that module. This is to enable the tutor to provide you with the appropriate level of support in your class. The actual room your seminar takes place in may be bigger than the maximum group size, so although there is physically space for you in that room, it would impact on your learning experience if the group was too big.

What happens if I attend the class I want to, instead of the one on my Timetable?

You will be marked as absent for MyAttendance purposes. You will also not receive any updates for that class if you are not registered as being in it, so if the room changes you will not be notified. Your timetable will only be updated if you submit the online form requesting a change.

My tutor said I could change groups but my timetable hasn’t updated

Academic staff members do not have access to the timetable system to be able to action any change of groups. Therefore changes to groups can only be considered if submitted via the online timetable change request form.

Request a change of group

Due to a car share I need to have the same timetable as my friend, is this possible?

You would need to submit an online form and request the changes you want for each module. Please provide the details of your friend’s timetable (times and days) for each module.

Changes will only be processed if there are spaces available in your desired group, it fits in within your timetable and doesn’t create a clash. This may mean that we are not able to give you exactly the same timetable, as it will depend on the group sizes.

How can I find out what days/times other seminar groups run?

It will help us to help you if you don’t ask for specific groups as these may be full. If you provide details of why a certain days are better than others, we can look for a session on those days. Or if you have days that need to be avoided, we can try to accommodate those.

Please remember that it may not be possible to accommodate your changes, either because the module only runs on one day a week, or the other groups may be full already.

Do I get priority, when choosing a seminar group, over those that live close to the University and those that do not have children?

No, we are unable to prioritise based on circumstances. We deal with change requests based on when they are submitted.

I can’t see anything on my timetable

Please ensure that you complete the following checks:

  1. Have you completed enrolment / re-enrolment for this academic year? If not, please log on to E-Vision to do so.
  2. Can you see your modules for this year on Blackboard? If not, please contact your School administration team to update your student record with your modules.

Once both actions are completed, if you still cannot see your timetable, please contact the timetable team on: timetabling@tees.ac.uk.

My timetable is showing classes at really weird hours like 6.00am

You may need to check the settings on your phone/tablet and ensure that you are displaying the correct date and time. If so, please contact IT Services to request further assistance. If this is not the problem please contact the timetabilng team at timetabling@tees.ac.uk.

Will I be able to see my timetable for Semester 2 at the same time as Semester 1?

Yes, the timetables for both semesters will be released at the same time.

Will my timetable be the same in both semesters – i.e. same days and times?

No, it is unlikely that your timetable would be exactly the same in both semesters.

What are the term dates?

I’ve requested a timetable change but I haven’t had a response, what should I do?

Until the Timetabling Team have confirmed the change has been made, you must continue to attend classes as they appear on your timetable. Please note, during busy periods, timetable change requests can take up to 5 working days to process.

How long will it take for my timetable change request to be processed?

The Timetabling Team will make every effort to process your request as soon as possible, however, during peak times this can take up to 5 working days. Please note, until the Timetabling Team have confirmed the change has been made, you must continue to attend classes as they appear on your timetable.

How will I know if my timetable change request has been approved or not?

All correspondence from the Timetabling Team will be sent to your University e-mail account (--------@live.tees.ac.uk).

How do I talk to someone about my timetable?

You can email timetabling@tees.ac.uk.

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