Your timetable

Timetables are subject to change 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.

Personal timetable

  • Your 2020-21 personal timetable will be available from Monday 28 September 2020.
  • Your guide to online timetables (.pdf) - includes guidance on technical requirements for online access, viewing your timetable, module enrolment and reporting a clash.
  • Your personal timetable shows you the teaching events for the modules you are enrolled on and which module class you’re assigned to.
  • You can make a class change request or report a timetable clash through your personal timetable.

Department timetables

  • 2020-21 department timetables will be available from Monday 28 September 2020.
  • Department timetables show the timetable for each module, including the day and time of groups.

Terms, exams and vacations

2020-21

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.

Student timetable queries

Will I have any face-to-face teaching for the remainder of the autumn term?

The University will move most teaching to on-line only, with effect from 4 November, until the end of the Autumn Term on 18 December.

In a limited number of cases, we will be delivering face-to-face teaching in the autumn term 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.

I have face-to-face teaching scheduled in the autumn term but I am currently unable to attend in person, what should I do?

Please contact your Department or School to discuss this.

The University has moved student to online teaching only, but I've been told my course is exempt and needs to be taught face-to-face, can I still study remotely?

If you are studying on a programme which includes a professional, statutory or regulatory body requirement to have face-to-face teaching or specific laboratory classes your course may be exempt from having to be taught fully online. If you are unable to get to the University you can still use the Student Study Form to tell us you need to study remotely. Your department will then work with you to identify the best way for you to continue your learning.

How do I access my timetable?

There are a few different ways you can do this:

Our Timetabling page contains further information about your timetable.

How do I access 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.

Why can’t I see all my 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.

I was expecting more teaching events on my timetable?

You can access some of your modules 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.

When will the spring term timetable be available?

We expect the spring term timetable to be available late November.

Will I be able to change modules in the spring term if they have a timetable clash?

eNROL will open for amendments to spring and summer modules from noon on 8 December 2020 until 8:59am on 1 February 2021.

There’s not much time between my on campus and online teaching events. What should I do?

We have arranged for personal study spaces to be available to students so you can book an area on campus to work from.

When will my Outlook calendars show my timetable?

Outlook calendars will be populated with your personal timetable from 5 October 2020. This will be done in phases starting with weeks 2 onwards.

I can’t see welcome week on my timetable – how do I know what to attend?

The academic year starts with Welcome Week - week 1. Your Welcome Week induction programme can be accessed via Meet your Faculty and Department within our Online Welcome Programme.

I will be self isolating when I arrive on campus, how do I tell you I need to study remotely for a period of time?

We are supporting all of our students if they need to self-isolate at any point during the academic year.

It is important you tell us if 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.

All of my timetable is online, should I still travel to campus?

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. We are expecting further guidance on this and we will share this when it is available.

I’ve changed modules/courses but my timetable is still showing the old modules.

Once you have selected your optional modules , or you receive confirmation of your course change, it can take up to 72 hours for the new modules to show on your timetable. The system updates at 10pm in the evening.

I’m an East 15 student, how can I access my timetable?

East 15 manage their own timetables due to the bespoke nature of their teaching.

Take a look at East 15s information for current students.

I can’t log into my online timetable

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 sfitchg@essex.ac.uk

I’ve got a timetable clash, what should I do?

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.

I want to change the time of a class group, what should I do?

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

The departmental timetable provides information of all modules and the times; days and weeks that associated teaching events are scheduled.

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.

If you need more information, 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.

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