Timetabling2018-11-09T11:17:36+00:00

Timetabling

Please familiarise yourself with the information on this page. It contains important information regarding timetabling, including what you should do and who you should contact if there is a problem with your timetable.

Timetables

Start and finish times for lectures and seminars are on the hour and 50 minutes past the hour. Some teaching sessions are double length; please ensure that you check your individual timetable carefully each week.

Remember that it is your responsibility to check your individual timetable for lectures and seminars and that you should check the noticeboards and your e-mail account regularly, since times and venues of lectures and seminars (and any changes to them) are shown there. You must arrive promptly for your timetabled teaching – if you arrive late or cause a disturbance, you may be asked to leave.

Personal Timetables

Your personal timetable can be viewed via MUSE myServices. Alternatively, timetables can be found on iSheffield. Students are expected to check their timetables every day in case of changes.

Once the timetable is finalised at the start of each semester we do not plan to move anything, however if a staff member becomes unavailable to teach in the timetabled slot (eg. through illness or research commitments) we will have to change the timetable. Unfortunately, this is out of our control.

If changes are very last minute we will email students but, as you are expected to check your timetable every day, we will not email you about changes where you have several days notice.

IMPORTANT – Occasionally there are discrepancies between iSheffiled and your Timetable on MUSE. Please take the MUSE timetable as authoritative in the event of any discrepancies.

Timetabling FAQs

To help you get to grips with the timetabling system we’ve put together a list of the questions with answers that we are asked most frequently. If you have a question or cannot find the information you need please email law-timetabling@sheffield.ac.uk

My lecture times clash, what should I do?2018-03-29T09:17:25+00:00

Lecture times are fixed and there is nothing we can do to rearrange them. If you have recurring lecture clashes you should add/drop at the start of semester and pick a new module that does not clash. If it is a one-off clash you should check that the lectures are being recorded, then you can attend one and listen to the other on MOLE.

Most lectures in lecture theatres should be recorded, however some lecturers opt out of this and sometimes technically difficulties prevent lectures from being recorded. We hope the recordings are helpful if you have to miss a one-off lecture, but they are not a substitute for attending classes so please don’t rely on them.

Timetabling and Seminars2018-03-29T09:17:55+00:00

It is not usually possible to switch to a different seminar group unless you have a clash, though if you want to rearrange due to volunteering or work commitments we will try our best to accommodate you (though if other groups are at capacity this won’t be possible). Please be sure to include module codes and the group numbers in your email (check law central teaching timetable for details).

I’ve missed a seminar, can I just go to another seminar and sign the register?2018-10-30T11:49:20+00:00

No, unfortunately our attendance system only allows you to be marked as present in a class you are registered for, so signing the register in a different class doesn’t do anything. If you need to attend a different seminar group for one week you need to fill out an exceptional change of seminar form and bring it to the SEO for authorisation.

Can I switch to a different seminar group? (one-off)2018-10-30T11:48:43+00:00

If you only need to attend a different seminar for one week you need to:

  1. Look at law central teaching timetable to find the dates and times of other seminars.
  2. Print off an exceptional change of seminar form and complete it.
  3. Take it to the seminar you attend and ask the tutor to sign it.
  4. Sign the form yourself and bring it to the SEO for authorisation.

It is not enough to just sign the register in another seminar (we can’t mark you as present in a class you aren’t registered for).

There is a limit to the number of times you can do this – you should be attending your timetabled seminar.

Can I permanently switch to a different seminar group?2018-03-29T09:20:19+00:00

If there is a consistent timetable clash with another lecture or seminar, please email law-timetabling@sheffield.ac.uk

It is not usually possible to switch to a different seminar group unless you have a clash, though if you want to rearrange due to volunteering or work commitments we will try our best to accommodate you (though if other groups are at capacity this won’t be possible). Please be sure to include module codes and the group numbers in your email (check law central teaching timetable for details).