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How Timetabled Activities are Coded

An activity name on the timetable is made up of the unit code, followed by an abbreviation to describe the format of the class. Below is a list of all the common abbreviations used.

 

Abbreviation: Description:
-All all teaching on unit combined
-Ass assessment
-Brief briefing session
-Collq colloquium
-Comp computer class
-Conf conferences
-Dis dissertation class
-Essay essay class
-Extra extra class
-Lab laboratory session
-Lec lecture
-Placerep placement report
-Prac practical
-Pres presentation
-Prob problem class
-Proj project
-P&F problem and feedback
-Rev revision session
-Sem seminar
-Stu studio class
-Struclang structured language class
-Techtrans technical translation class
-Test test
-Tut tutorial
-TVStu TV Studio class
-Work workshop

Taking the unit ZZ10012 as an example, the activities for this are ZZ10012-Lec, ZZ10012-Laba, ZZ10012-Labb, ZZ10012-Comp/1 and ZZ10012-Comp/2.

If you have an activity with one of the abbreviations above and nothing else following the unit code (e.g. -Lec), this means that you need to attend this session.

If you have an activity with one of the abbreviations above with a lower case letter following it (e.g. -Laba, -Labb), this means that this is in a series so you need to attend all the sessions.

If you have an activity with one of the abbreviations above with a number or capital letter following it (e.g. -Comp/1, -Comp/2), this means that this is a group so you would only need to attend one of the sessions. The departments are responsible for allocating students to groups so you would need to contact them to find out which group you are in.

The other possibility is if you have one of the abbreviations followed by a lower case letter and a number or capital letter (e.g. -Leca/1, -Leca/2, -Lecb/1, -Lecb/2). This is a series that is run in groups. If you were allocated to group 1 the sessions you would need to attend would be -Leca/1 and -Lecb/1 only.

 

YEAR LONG UNITS
These are distinguished by the addition of an 'A' or a 'B' after the unit code before the abbreviation of the type of class. e.g. ZZ10034A-Lec for the semester 1 lecture and ZZ10034B-Lec for the semester 2 lecture.

UNITS THAT RUN IN BOTH SEMESTERS
These are distinguished by the addition of 's1' or 's2' after the unit code before the abbreviation of the type of class. e.g. ZZ10067s1-Lec for the version that runs in semester 1 and ZZ10067s2-Lec for the version that runs in semester 2.