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2017/18 Teaching Timetable

The online timetable will be available via this page from the 1st August at 10am. This will provide an indication of what your timetable may be but it does not guarantee that the days, times and rooms will be the same timetable you follow when main term starts. Please use the Next Week/This Week options prior to arriving at the university.

2016/17 Teaching Timetable

The 2016/17 timetable . It is recommended you use the Student Group Timetable Option.

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Welcome to the teaching timetable guidance for Students.

Please see below guidance and Q&A to assist you.

Please Note If you are using Internet Explorer version 10 or 11 to access the online timetable, please add glam.ac.uk to the Compatibility view settings under the Tools option on the webpage. Further guidance here

Timetable Guidance:

Please read the information and instructions on this page carefully to make sure you get the most out of this service. It is important to check your timetable regularly for any updates or room changes.
If you are having any issues with your Timetable, refer to the Q&A below in the first instance. If this does not resolve your issue please contact your Campus Advice Zone

You should be informed during enrolment/induction which teaching sessions you will need to attend. The main induction week schedule can be found on your campus Enrolment and Induction pages.

There are also Video Guides available

Timetabling Q&A?:

How do I find my timetable?
What are the term dates?
What are the week numbers?
What do the room numbers mean?
How do I find the room?
What does the timetable print out mean?
Why are there lectures running at the same time?
How do I know which lectures I need to attend?
What is the Timetabling Policy?
Who to contact if you have any problems with your timetable?
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How do I find my timetable?:

There are 3 main methods to do this: by Student Group Timetable, Full Course Timetable or Modules. Each option is explained in more detail below.

Please also see How do I know which lectures I need to attend?

Student Group Timetable

Is a reduced timetable, containing all core and selected optional modules. A student group timetable produces a clash free timetable for a group of students attending the same Lectures and Tutorials. Most useful for students who have been informed by their faculty which student group they are in.

Full Course Timetable

Provides an overview of ALL teaching associated with a course, including all the optional modules.
All teaching activities attached to a module will appear on this timetable view, e.g. every lecture and every tutorial. If a module is shared between more than one course you may see teaching activities that your course will not attend. This view is most useful for students who do not know which student group they belong to. As this timetable shows everything that is taught for a module it is unlikely that you will have to attend all the teaching activities that appear on this timetable.


Shows all teaching taking place for a module. If there are multiple sessions you may not need to attend all the teaching activities that appear on this timetable, you will be informed of this during the induction period. This guide will assist How do I know which lectures I need to attend?

  • Once you have chosen one of the three methods by which you wish to view your timetable, visit the teaching timetables tool and follow the instructions below. (You may want to print these instructions first.)
  • Next select your School – if you are unsure which School your course/module belongs to select 'no filter’ and scroll down the list until you find your course/module. Alternatively you can type the first 2-3 letters of the title.
    • If you are searching by full course timetable or student group timetable, all courses are listed alphabetically within each faculty. For example, BA Sports Development year 2 will be listed as Sports Development – BA – Year 2.
    • If you are searching via student group timetable there will be a Group number following, ie Sports Development – BA – Year 2 – Group 1. You will be informed at enrolment/induction which group you belong to.
    • If you are searching by Module, you can choose whether to search by the code or the title. It is recommended you use the code, to avoid any confusion if you have been given an abbreviated title.
    • To further filter the list, click within the search box and type the first few letters of the course title. As with the above example type sports.
  • Next, select a week. 'Full calendar year’ is advisable or, if you want to view a number of different weeks, you can select multiple entries by holding down the Ctrl key and selecting the W/C (week commencing which is the Monday) date with the mouse.
  • Select the days you wish to view. 'Monday-Friday’ will ensure nothing is missed.
  • Select the time period. 'All day 0800-2100’ will ensure nothing is missed (this can be adjusted later for printing).
  • Finally select 'grid format’ or 'list format’. List format is recommended as it displays more information on the page.

  • Grid format shows a standard timetable layout with the time (in half hour durations) across the top and the days down the left-hand side. To further understand the grid timetable, please view What does the timetable print out mean? (PDF 32KB)
  • List format shows each teaching activity that is taking place on a day-by-day basis. This format is most useful if there is too much information being displayed under the grid format.

Term dates:

Term Dates

What are week numbers?:

Week numbers are used on the timetabling database. As many courses run over twenty plus weeks it would be difficult to display if all the dates were listed. The week numbers easily identify the commencing date of a particular week, this date will always be a Monday. The white sections on the Timetabling Calendar are standard term-time, ie undergraduate teaching.
Main term does not start on week one as many courses have different start dates.

The week numbers and corresponding dates are also displayed on the web timetable.

2016-2017 timetabling calendar

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What do the room numbers mean?

All rooms are prefixed with the campus code, followed by the building prefix then the room number. For the Newport City and Caerleon campus the floors in each building are pre-fixed with a letter.

CA Cardiff Campus
CA A Cardiff Atrium A Block
CA B Cardiff Atrium B Block
CA D Cardiff Atrium D Block
CA AH Cardiff Atlantic House
GT Glyntaff Campus
GT AB Glyntaff Campus Aneurin Bevan
GT AW Glyntaff Campus Alfred Russel Wallace
GT BK Glyntaff Campus Bernard Knight
GT EM Glyntaff Campus Elaine Morgan
GT GK Glyntaff Campus George Knox
GT TS Glyntaff Campus Tramsheds
NC Newport City Campus
SP Sports Park
On the Treforest Industrial Estate
TR Treforest Campus
TR B Treforest Campus Brecon
TR D Treforest Campus Dyffryn
TR E Treforest Campus Eynon
TR G Treforest Campus Glynneath
TR H Treforest Campus Hirwaun
TR J Treforest Campus Johnstown
TR K Treforest Campus Kidwelly
TR SP Treforest Campus Sports Centre
WP Williams Price Business Park
Near the Treforest Train Station
WP IH William Price Business Park Innovation House
WP PH William Price Business Park Prospect House
WP EH William Price Business Park Endeavour House
WP CC Williams Price Business Park Chiropractic Clinic
How do I find the room?:

Use the Find A Room service to identify which campus, building and where in the building a room is.

What does the timetable print out mean?:

What does the timetable print out mean? (PDF 32KB)

Why are there lectures running at the same time?:

This is usually due to the teaching activities running at the same time but in different weeks. Alternatively, if you are viewing the timetable through the Full Course Timetable option, this will show all teaching activities available to that particular course, including slots that your course may not attend. To find out which lectures you need to attend, please contact your lecturer or faculty.

How do I know which lectures I need to attend?:

You should be informed during enrolment and induction which lectures you must attend. However, here is a brief explanation of how you may be able to work it out.

Modules followed by:

  • L = a lecture. It is expected that all students attend lectures. If there is more than one lecture, it will be followed by L/02, L/03, etc., these are alternative slots where the lecture will be repeated and you only need to attend one of them.
    • L1, L2 or La, Lb – you must attend all of these lectures. L1 and L2 are usually two separate lectures which run within the same week pattern but at different times of the week. La and Lb are the same lecture, usually running at the same time every week but either the staff member or the room is changed.
    • You may also find modules which have L1/01, L1/02 etc and L2/01, L2/02, etc after their codes. In this case, you need to attend one of the L1 slots (eg L1/01) and one of the L2 slots (eg L2/01).
  • Lab = Lab, usually taught in a computer lab
  • S = Seminar
  • T = Tutorial
  • W = Workshop

If there is more than one of the above running (ie followed by /02, /03, etc.) you will be informed by your lecturer which one you have been assigned to.

We hope that this will make things clearer for you. However, we know that the timetable can be confusing until you are used to how it works. Therefore if you are still unsure, speak to your lecturer or check with your Faculty.

What is the Timetabling Policy?:

The Timetabling Policy sets out the University’s policy, procedures, roles and responsibilities in relation to the teaching timetable.

Sections A and I5 would be most useful to students. Timetabling Policy

Who to contact if you have any problems with your timetable?:

If you have any queries, or to report any problems/issues, please contact your Campus Advice Zone

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