A timetable clash is when you have two teaching events scheduled at the same time.
Students are expected to attend all scheduled teaching events in their course of study. This means that you are expected to attend all of your lectures, tutorials, laboratories, etc. for all of your papers.
However, timetable clashes may be permitted in certain limited circumstances, in which case they are assessed under two categories:
You are not normally permitted to have more than one timetable clash per week per teaching period.
Checking for a timetable clash
Whether you are submitting for course approval or making changes to your course, it’s important that you check whether you have any timetable clashes before submitting your request. On each of the paper pages on the website there is a section at the bottom that shows the timetable for that paper:
Taking a screenshot of your timetable in eVision can be helpful to work out where your new paper/s may fit, or use the timetable planner to plan your papers for the semester:
Applying for an exceptional timetable clash
You can request approval of an exceptional timetable clash by completing the comments box on the Review and confirm screen, as part of the paper selection process:
You will need to provide an explanation of why you can't change your paper selection to avoid the clash, and how you intend to manage the clash. See the Exceptional Timetable Clashes page for the criteria that your timetable clash will be assessed against.
The Timetable clash information for students page has more detailed information about timetable clashes and how to manage them:
If you have an examination timetable clash, see the following related answer: