Your timetable

Timetables are subject to changes and will be updated on a regular basis. Please check regularly to ensure you have the correct current information. There are likely to be continuing room changes throughout the year.

If you have any problems working out your timetable or any queries about optional modules, please contact your department directly.

Spring Term timetables and modules

The University has announced that most spring term teaching will be delivered online only, with students on a small number of courses permitted to return to on-campus face-to face teaching from 8 March 2021 in addition to those already doing so.

Our dual-delivery plans are based on supporting your learning through a blend of online and face-to-face activities, whenever it is safe to do so.

Further consideration is under way in relation to Summer Term teaching and we will confirm the arrangements as soon as we are able. We remain committed to delivering face to face teaching as soon as we are permitted and we judge that it is safe to do so.

Courses with scheduled face-to-face teaching

The University has reviewed the latest guidance and available information and we will continue with scheduled face-to-face teaching where it is deemed essential to meet the learning outcomes of your course.

Within the School of Health and Social Care from 4 January:

  • Nursing 
  • Allied health professions (excluding SRES)
  • Oral health
  • Social work 

Within the School of Sports, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, from 18 January:

  • Physiotherapy

From 18 March:

  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • MSc in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging 

Within the Department of Languages and Linguistics, from 8 March:

  • DIP Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting
  • MA Conference Interpreting with Advanced Technologies (Chinese-English)
  • MA Advanced Interpreting with Specialised Translation (Chinese-English),
  • MA Conference Interpreting and Translation (Chinese-English)

Within the School of Life Sciences from 8 March:

  • BSc Biomedical Science- Year 2 students

Within the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies from 8 March:

  • LT225 Documentary Filmmaking
  • TH245 Gender in Performance
  • TH343 Theatre and Human Rights
  • East 15 from 8 March
  • All performance courses, creative production, and stage and performance management courses 

We will continue to keep essential teaching under review to ensure that these activities can be delivered in ways that safeguard the health and wellbeing of staff and students. We are still making changes to the spring term timetables to support your on campus teaching. Please check your emails for further information.

If you have face-to-face teaching scheduled in the Spring Term but are unable to attend, please contact your School or Department to discuss it.


Our plans do not affect you if you need to start or continue to study wholly online at any point during the term. Please complete the Student Study Form to tell us you need to study remotely.

In a limited number of cases, there is face-to-face teaching for students whose programmes include professional, statutory and regulatory body requirements to have face-to-face teaching or specific laboratory classes. Your Department or School will have told you if this affects your programme.

Summer Term timetable changes

The summer term timetable will be available from 9am Tuesday 16 March 2021.  

Your personal timetable

Your personal timetable shows you the teaching events for the modules you are enrolled on and which module class you’re assigned to.

There are a few different ways you can access your timetable:

Your guide to online timetables (.pdf) - includes guidance on technical requirements for online access, viewing your timetable, module enrolment and reporting a clash.

If you're an East 15 student, your timetable is managed differently due to the bespoke nature of the teaching.

Missing or incorrect information in your timetable

If you can't see all of your teaching events, you can access some of your teaching in your own time, so these won’t show on your timetable. You can check your module outlines on Moodle to find out how they are being delivered.

You can check your departmental timetable to check that all the modules you are enrolled on are showing on your personal timetable. If you have any missing teaching on your timetable and the teaching event is in less than a week, please let your department know.

It can take up to 72 hours for any optional modules to show on your timetable once you’ve confirmed your choice in eNROL.

Module/course changes

If you've changed modules/courses and your timetable is still showing the old modules, it can take up to 72 hours for the new modules to show on your timetable. The system updates at 10pm in the evening.


Exam timetables are published separately to your teaching timetable. Find out more about exams.

Timetable clashes

You can report timetable clashes through your online timetable. At the bottom of your online timetable click the ‘Report a Timetable Problem’ button, which takes you to an online form to report your clash.

We’ll review your timetable and, if we can, make changes to remove the clash. If we are unable to resolve the clash, we’ll forward your query to your academic department to review and give you guidance on how best to proceed. This may mean choosing an alternative module or your department may give you guidance on how to make up any missed teaching events due to the clash.

Problems logging in

If you are having problems with your email log in, you can find out more from IT services. If you are still having problems logging on, please forward a screen print of any error messages you can see to

Department timetables

Your departmental timetable provides information for all modules and the times, days and weeks that associated teaching events are scheduled. You can use this timetable to see when teaching is scheduled while you are waiting for your personal timetable to be updated.

Changing class groups

You can check your department timetable to find out if there’s alternative group you can attend.

You can request to change class groups through your online timetable. At the bottom of your online timetable click the ‘Request Class Change’ button, which takes you to an online form to report your clash. Then follow the instruction to make the class change request and confirm the reason why you need to make this change.

Your academic department approves your class change request and, if there is capacity in your preferred teaching group, we can change your allocated class group.

Online teaching

We will provide you with Zoom links in your University Outlook Calendar and your personal timetable 48 hours (minimum) before your online teaching event. If the Zoom link isn’t showing within 24 hours of the event please contact your department. The Zoom link will be different for every event.

If your Zoom link isn't working, make sure when you join the meeting or webinar you use 'single sign on' (SSO). This is so that Zoom recognises you as an Essex student.

The Zoom links and timetable data are subject to change until 10.30pm on the day before the event is scheduled. We do not recommend distribution of the Zoom links until this time-window is reached.

Find out more about Zoom meetings and webinars.

Study spaces on campus

If you find you don't have much time between your on-campus and online teaching events, you can use one of the personal study spaces which you can book to work from.


If you need to self-isolate, it is important you tell us you need to access your learning remotely and if, at any point, your circumstances change. You can do this by going to your My Essex portal and completing the Student Study Form. We will update your timetable with zoom links so that you can access your classes and lectures online.

Coming onto campus if all your teaching is online

You can still come to campus even if all your teaching is online. Our campuses will remain open and we will continue to provide permitted support and services to our campus community. This will include keeping learning spaces open and providing learning support.

The Government has said that students should not move between their permanent home and student home during term time.

Terms and vacations

The University week by week calendar shows the timetable week numbers and corresponding dates. It also gives an overview of the dates for the autumn, spring and summer terms, vacation periods, bank holidays in England and welcome week.



Timetabling policy

The Timetabling and Room Booking Team aims to produce an equitable and workable timetable, designed to meet defined constraints, including optionality within courses, and the availability of appropriate teaching rooms and facilities.

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