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Timetable Project: update on progress

14 Jul 2022

The Timetable Project’s aim is to deliver more accurate and stable timetables that arrive with our staff and students earlier

Over the past few months, the views we’ve heard from students and colleagues across the University have played a crucial role in shaping the Project.

Thank you for your contributions so far; there are still opportunities to get involved.   

  • Engagement to date 

Colleagues have taken part in the first timetabling priorities survey, asked questions at our open meeting and attended process workshops. We’ve also visited a series of local meetings in every School and responded to questions submitted via our StaffNet site.

  • Read our new FAQs 

Thank you to all colleagues who attended The Timetable Project’s Open Meeting on Wednesday 15 June 2022. The team shared more about the Project’s progress and our panel answered questions from a wide audience about the Project’s vision and the changes it will bring.

If you were unable to attend but have a question for the team, you can get in touch at: The meeting was also a chance for colleagues to ask any questions they had about the latest version of the new Timetable Policy. You can view the policy here, and any further queries or comments about the Policy can now be contributed locally, at faculty-level.

We have also updated our FAQs page to reflect the most frequent questions we’ve been asked over the past few months about the Project and its deliverables; we will continue to add new questions and responses to keep this up to date.  

  • Read about the outcome of our workshops 

To help develop our new collaborative timetabling processes, our Business Change team have held 38 hours of workshops with over 50 School and Faculty based schedulers from across all three Faculties at the University. Read more here about the workshops, their outcomes, and what the team are working on next.  

  • What’s next? 

In July, we will be releasing the second and final Timetabling Priorities survey to staff and students. This second short survey builds on the results of the first survey, but you don’t need to have completed the first one to take part. This survey is all about ranking which priorities are most important to you in a timetable.

Again, the surveys will be sent out locally, so keep an eye out on your faculty/school communications to take part. The results from this survey will be vital in shaping our future process, so make sure you have your say.

Thank you again to all those who fed in their experiences and views on the future of timetabling to date. We would also like to thank all academic colleagues who have responded to the request to formalise any flexible working arrangements.

  • Further Information 

The Timetable Project pages on StaffNet