Access your timetable

Find out when we release our timetables, and how to access the one for your course.

We publish your timetable on NOW at the start of each academic year. It's created by the timetabling team. It takes into account various factors that influence when and where your event will be.

Timetable release dates for 2021/22

This year we'll release timetables at intervals throughout the year. We aim to publish most undergraduate timetables as follows.

  • Term One – 6 pm on Monday 13 September 2021 for all undergraduate students.
  • Term Two & Term Three – TBC, updates to follow.

All other non-undergraduate course timetables are likely to be issued a week before the course start date. They'll be available to view on NOW.

There may be delays to creating your timetable in some circumstances. These include, but aren't limited to:

  • being referred in assessments. (If you have not yet received the outcome from your referred assessments, then an assumption of your outcome cannot be drawn from the modules scheduled on your timetable. Please refer to School communications for the outcome of your referral assessment, your timetable will be updated in due course.)
  • transferring courses.
  • recently applying through clearing.
  • not obtaining a placement, etc.

Timetables are live documents and are subject to change. Remember to check your timetable daily throughout the academic year.

You must complete your enrolment as a student at NTU. You'll then be able to continue accessing your timetable through NOW.

We know you want to see your timetable as soon as possible. We understand you may have work or caring responsibilities. We're unable to provide timetables any sooner than this for several reasons:

  • We are responding to latest government advice about social distancing, working to redesign our learning and teaching so we can deliver the optimal student experience and amount of time on campus.
  • Other universities might provide their timetables earlier than we do. We're only releasing ours when we're confident there'll be minimal further changes.
  • Confirmation and Clearing and the Resit Assessment Period can change the number of students coming to NTU. We have to rearrange things to make sure you have the right facilities to cater for your new class size.

We do our best to ensure accuracy in all personalised timetables we release to you. However, manual processes may mean there are a few occasions where we may not always get it right. If there are clashes or any other issues in your timetable 48 hours prior to the start of your course, please contact the Timetabling Support team. We'll help resolve it for you.

If your question hasn't been answered by the information above, take a look at our frequently asked questions below.

If you'd like to speak to somebody about anything else, you can Ask NTU.

Timetable FAQs

What should I do if the timetable is incomplete?

There may be delays to creating your timetable in some circumstances. These include, but aren't limited to:

  • being referred in assessments. (If you have not yet received the outcome from your referred assessments, then an assumption of your outcome cannot be drawn from the modules scheduled on your timetable. Please refer to School communications for the outcome of your referral assessment, your timetable will be updated in due course.)
  • transferring courses.
  • recently applying through clearing.
  • not obtaining a placement, etc.

We do our best to ensure accuracy in all personalised timetables we release to you. However, manual processes may mean there are a few occasions where we may not always get it right. If there are clashes or any other issues in your timetable 48 hours prior to the start of your course, please contact the Timetabling Support team. We'll help resolve it for you.

Why are the wrong modules showing on my timetable?

If you have not yet received the outcome from your referred assessments, then an assumption of your outcome cannot be drawn from the modules scheduled on your timetable. Please refer to School communications for the outcome of your referral assessment, your timetabled modules will be updated in due course.

If you have changed your options recently, it is possible that a different module may show temporarily on your timetable. We will update this as soon as possible, however if there are any issues in your timetable 48 hours prior to the start of your course please contact the Timetabling Support team. We'll help resolve it for you.

There is a clash on my timetable, what should I do?

We do our best to ensure accuracy in all personalised timetables we release to you. However, manual processes may mean there are a few occasions where we may not always get it right. If there are clashes or any other issues in your timetable 48 hours prior to the start of your course, please contact the Timetabling Support team. We'll help resolve it for you.

What do I do if I wish to change my timetable?

Timetables have been produced taking into many factors and therefore changes are unlikely to be possible unless there are strong exceptional circumstances.

If you have extenuating circumstances which necessitate a change to your timetable discuss these circumstances with your School. Please attend scheduled classes until approved.

Why has my timetable changed?

Adjustments can be made to your timetable for many reasons and it is imperative that you check your online timetable daily. Some examples of timetable changes are detailed below:

  • Room and/or time changes – it may be necessary to move a teaching event due to unforeseen circumstances such as maintenance or to improve the room suitability.
  • Academic staff absence – when a tutor is absent it may be necessary to postpone or re-arrange a class. If this occurs at short notice you will be sent a text message or email. Occasionally late notification is unavoidable, for example for 9am starts. However, you will be informed as soon as possible. You should always keep your mobile phone contact details up-to-date. If you do not wish to receive text messages regarding timetable changes you must inform timetabling support by contacting reg.tmetablingsupport@ntu.ac.uk.
  • Additional events – your course leader may wish to add an event to your timetable (for example, a placement lecture).

Will my timetable change between release and the first day of term?

There is a possibility that your timetable will change between release and the first day of term. Where you have childcare/work scheduled around your timetable following release and this is impacted by any changes subsequently made, please raise this with us by following the process under ‘What do I do if I wish to change my timetable?’ noted above.

What extra-curricular opportunities are available to participate in when I have spare time?

Please visit the preparing for student life webpages to help you identify opportunities available to you.

What should I do if I have a live online session immediately before or after a face to face on campus session? 

There are many touch-down points across the University where you can connect your own device or use an NTU PC. Alternatively, you could book a space in the Library to sign into your session via the NTU Library Bookings page.

Students are also able to use available teaching rooms on an ad-hoc basis for private study. If rooms appear as available 5 minutes into the hour students may use the room until 5 minutes prior to the next scheduled booking. If you're looking for a space to study, but don't want to book to use the Library or visit a Study Lounge or extended study area, you can look-up what rooms are available nearby by using the 'Is this room free?' function on your MyNTU app. You will be able to quickly check when a room is available and for how long. There are also display screens available in selected buildings to assist students with locating an available room and observing scheduled bookings.

How should I access live online sessions?

You will receive a link to your email calendar within the 24 hours before the event is due to take place, this will allow you to access the session online via MS Teams. You may also see a link to ‘Join Now’ in the NOW timetable which can be clicked to access the session.

Why is the induction timetable on NOW different to the timetable on Being at NTU?

Your School will be able to advise where you can find the most up to date version of your induction timetable.

Why is the timetable on the MyNTU app different to NOW?

Your phone may not be updating in real time. If in doubt check on NOW as that is where you will find the most up-to-date version available and is the one you should follow and check regularly.

 Where can I find my examination timetable?

Your examination timetable will be available via your School.

  • Last updated: 08/09/2021