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:

Allowable Timetable Clashes

Exceptional Timetable Clashes

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:

Search for papers

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:

Degree Planner/Timetable Planner (PDF 77KB)

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:

The Timetable class request comments box on the Review and Confirm screen

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.

Further information

The Timetable clash information for students page has more detailed information about timetable clashes and how to manage them:

Timetable clash information for students

If you have an examination timetable clash, see the following related answer:

Changing an exam time/venue

Last updated 26/04/2022 02.54 PM

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