Timetables

Your timetable at Plymouth University is online and enables you to see when different modules are being taught and where they are.

Timetable codes explained

Code Description
ABC100* Your modules will show the teaching sessions on your programme.
17, JT or AY/AU (T) This coding identifies individual activities and can be safely ignored and will not appear on the majority of activities.
Tutorial This clearly shows the type of the session whether this be a lecture, field trip, practical or tutorial etc.
2/06 This code indicates whether this activity is for all students to attend or not. If the code does not contain “ / ” and it is one of the modules you are taking then you must attend along with all the other students on that module. If the code contains “ / ” then you may have one or more options as to which group you need to attend - check your emails, see the module moodle site or ask the module leader for details of which group to attend.

Examples of group codes

  • ABC100 (T) Workshop 2/08
  • ABC100 (T) Tutorial 2/06
  • ABC100 (T) Tutorial 2/08
You should attend ABC100 (T) Workshop 2/08 as this is the only iteration of “Workshop 2”. You can attend Group 06 or Group 08 for ABC100 (T) Tutorial 2 as there are two iterations of “Tutorial 2”. Please check your emails, see the module moodle site or ask the module leader for details of which group to attend.

*Please note ABC100 is not a genuine module code.

FAQs

General questions

What are the core University teaching hours?

Where possible teaching will take place between the following:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 – 18:00
  • Wednesday: 9:00 – 13:00* 
  • Friday: 9:00 – 17:00
*unless you are a postgraduate student where teaching could run until 18:00. 

Please note: teaching may occur outside of these core teaching hours.

When can I access my timetable?

The timetable will be released by semester and will be available:

  • Semester one: 7 August 2017
  • Semester two: 11 September 2017
Please note all students will have to online enrol before they can view their timetable. Please allow up to 24 hours for your timetable to be accessible.

How do I access my timetable?

There are a number of ways to access your timetable:

1. By logging into the student portal and selecting ‘Timetables’ from the ‘My Edesk’ drop down menu.
2. By navigating directly to http://timetables.plymouth.ac.uk in your web browser.
3. By downloading our mobile app.
4. By logging into the DLE at http://dle.plymouth.ac.uk and viewing your module calendar.

For medical and dental students your timetable can be accessed through the DLE only.

How do I know what the building codes mean?

The table below contains a list of room abbreviations next to their full building name. The campus map located on our getting here page will help you locate the buildings.

Abbreviation Building
BGB Babbage Building
BRL Brunel Building
CKY Cookworthy Building
CMS Coxside Marine Station
DYB Davy Building
DEF Dental Education Facility - Derriford
EMC Electron Microscopy Centre
FZB Fitzroy Building
JBB John Bull Building
LNK Link Building
MB Marine Building
MBA Marine Biological Association (Citadel Hill)
MH Mast House
NAB Nancy Astor Building
PAHC Peninsula Allied Health Centre
PSQ Portland Square Building
Robbins Robbins Building
Rolle Rolle Building
RLB Roland Levinsky Building
SCB Scott Building
SHC Sherwell Centre
SMB Smeaton Building

What are the semester dates?

For information on semester dates please visit the semester dates page.

How can I make a room booking?

Do classes start and finish on the hour?

Although sessions show as booked on the hour; teaching will begin at five minutes past the hour and finish at five minutes to the hour, to assist with the safe flow of staff and students between rooms.

Your timetable

How do I know which group or tutorial I am in?

Please contact your school office or module leader for this information. They will be able to guide you and let you know which group/tutorial to attend. 

What if one of my modules is wrong?

Please contact your school office. To find contact details for your school please visit http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools

What if I want to change a module?

Please contact your school office. To find contact details for your school please visit http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools.

What happens if I change my programme?

Please contact your school office. To find contact details for your school please visit http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools.

What do I do if my lectures clash?

Please contact your school office. To find contact details for your school please visit http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools.

I think my timetable is wrong, what do I do?

Please contact your school office. To find contact details for your school please visit http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools.

How do I check the timetable of other modules I am thinking of taking that don’t show on my timetable?

You can add additional module level timetables to your timetables view. For information on how to achieve this, login to timetables, click on the ‘Help’ link and select ‘Viewing other timetables’.

Will I get any days free so I can work/arrange childcare?

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee you will have any free days in your timetable. We publish the timetable in August for semester one and September for semester two to allow as much time as possible for personal planning requirements.

Will my timetable change?

We always endeavour to limit change to your timetable. However, there may be some unforeseen circumstances for example, staff illness where changes will be unavoidable. 

How are we notified of timetable changes?

This practice varies across faculties and schools. Any changes made to the timetable will be reflected within 15 minutes. 

When will I be notified that I can access my timetable?

Returning students will be notified via email at least one month before the start of semester. New students will be informed during induction week.

How will I be notified that I can access my timetable?

Returning students will be notified via email. 

Do I have to enrol online in order to access my timetable?

Yes, you will need to online enrol before you can access your timetable. Please see FAQ “When can I access my timetable?”

How can I find out about my exams?

The Examinations Office creates the exam timetables.


Troubleshooting

What shall I do if I am having problems accessing my timetable?

a. If you are unable to login into timetables.plymouth.ac.uk please visit the Help Desk in the Open Access suite in Babbage Building (BGB) or contact support by emailing Library and IT enquiries or calling +44 1752 588588.

b. If you have managed to access https://timetables.plymouth.ac.uk but feel there is an error with your modules, please see FAQ section on 'Your Timetable'.