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Your timetable - guidance and help

How to access your student timetable, what you can expect to see on it and what to do if you think something isn't right.

Your timetable and how to access it

The semester 1 timetable is now live. You will now be able to access your timetable via MyTimetable.

You should check MyTimetable regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes, for example any additional detail that might be added to timetable entries.

What you can expect to see on your timetable

Your timetable

If you are a continuing student you should be able to see your individual timetable as soon as you log in.

If you are a new student you won't be able to see your individual timetable until we have added all the course and unit information which is specific to you. You will, however, be able to view the general course and unit timetables until your individual timetable is available.

We have a guide to help you view your programme and unit timetables (See also the section What to do if you can't see anything on your timetable).

What you'll be able to see on your timetable

On your timetable you will see

  • In-person learning (IPL) (On-campus activities)
  • Live Online Interactive Learning (LOIL) sessions.

Your timetable won't show allocated time for Independent Learning.

How In-person learning (IPL) on campus will be shown on the timetable

Teaching on campus takes many forms, such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical and workshop classes. Each entry in your timetable will give you some information as to what will take place. Each entry notes what unit the teaching is for, what weeks the class runs in, who is teaching the class and where the class takes place. You might also see entries for events other than teaching. These could be departmental talks, skills sessions or information sessions that will be of use to you and may be mandatory.

If a session has been split into groups you'll see this noted in the name or it might show a group number ( -/01, -/02 etc.) at the end (e.g. "MN20082-Sem)/01"). If you have an individual timetable the entry will tell you which group you have been allocated to. If you don't yet have an individual timetable you should wait to be advised about the group you'll be in. If you haven't heard anything by the first week of teaching contact the Unit Convenor to find out which group you should be in.

You can contact your Administrative Department Timetabling Liaison (DTL) if you're not sure who to speak to.

How you'll be able to identify Live Online Interactive Learning

Live Online Interactive Learning (LOIL) sessions are also noted on the timetable. You can access links to these sessions through the relevant Moodle unit page, which may also give you more information on what to expect from your online learning for that unit.

In all cases, LOIL teaching will be noted in the name of the activity with either LOIL, online or both in the name.

What to do about a clash on your timetable

Unfortunately, we cannot give all students a clash free timetable particularly where courses have many optional units. If you find a clash on your timetable talk to your department about it in the first instance. It maybe you could take a different option or there may be other ways the content could be covered.

You can contact your Administrative Department Timetabling Liaison (DTL) if you're not sure who to speak to.

What to do if you can't see anything on your timetable

If nothing appears then your individual timetable may not be available yet, but you should be able to access it before teaching starts. This may be the case if you are:

  • a first-year undergraduate student
  • a postgraduate taught student
  • a student who has recently changed course or course year
  • a student who is subject to academic assessment before progressing
  • a student who was expected to go on placement but is now returning to Bath and requires course and unit changes to be made to your SAMIS record
  • a student who has optional choices outstanding
  • a student who will be taught in a group to which students haven't yet been allocated
  • not yet registered with the University (once you are fully registered you'll need to wait around 2 working days for your timetable to be available)

If you are still having problems viewing your timetable please contact Academic Registry using student-timetable@bath.ac.uk

If you don't yet have an individual timetable, you'll be able to download your course and unit timetable by following our guide Accessing MyTimetable. You might need to contact your administrative Department Timetable Liaison (DTL) for further information about the groups you've been allocated to.

What to do if you think something is wrong or missing

If you can see units on your individual timetable that you are not expecting to take, your student record might need correcting.

Director of Studies (DoS) approved option

You may have already opted to take a Director of Studies (DoS) approved option, but it may not be showing on your timetable. You should add the unit you are thinking of taking to your timetable (using the add button) to ensure there are no clashes (if there are discuss them with your DoS). If there are no clashes then contact your programme administrator and let them know the unit you wish to study.

Downloading your timetable to your phone

If you want to download your timetable to your phone see our step-by-step guide.

Teaching hours

Teaching takes place between 8.15am and 7.05pm (or between 8.15am and 1.15pm on Wednesday for UG students).

Changes to the timetable

Changes might be made to the timetable at any point throughout the Semester. For example, your Department might add extra events.

Changes are most likely to take place within the first three weeks of the Semester.

What happens if you've told us you cannot be on campus straight away?

Your department will advise you as to how you will be able to access the teaching for your course.

What to do if you have a question

If you have a question which hasn't been answered in the guide here, log in to the self-service portal for details of who to contact.