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Accessing your timetable

You need to be currently enrolled to access Sydney Timetable.

If you've just enrolled, you may need to wait up to 90 minutes for your details to be set up in Sydney Timetable. If you’re still having issues after this time, you will need to contact the Student Centre on 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) or +61 2 8627 1444 (if outside Australia)

Check your enrolment in Sydney Student to make sure that you are enrolled in the correct subject. If you are correctly enrolled, your unit may not be centrally timetabled so won’t appear in Sydney Timetable.

If your unit is not centrally timetabled, the timetable will be managed by your faculty or school and advice provided in Canvas. Canvas sites are usually available the week before the session starts. You can also contact the unit of study coordinator for details about your class timetable.

There are a number of reasons why you might be unable to see your semester timetable.

  • Timetables have not yet been released for the coming semester.
  • You are unable to choose classes that don't have a clash in your timetable.
  • You are not enrolled in any centrally timetabled units of study. Non-centrally-timetabled units are scheduled by individual schools or departments. Contact your unit of study coordinator (listed in the unit of study descriptions in your faculty handbook) for assistance.
  • There is an issue with your enrolment. Please check that you have selected your units of study in Sydney Student.

If you're still having trouble, make an enquiry with the Timetabling Team.

If you are not allocated to a class and see ‘FULL’ in Sydney Timetable (this is a red button), this may have occurred where there are a high number of enrolments for the unit. We are working hard to resolve the issue and create additional class spaces. In the meantime, you can join a waitlist for your preferred class in Sydney Timetable. Continue to check Sydney Timetable, as you will receive an alert when you’ve been allocated to a class.

To turn on or activate your calendar feed, log in to Sydney Timetable and select 'Subscribe to your timetable'. You can use this URL to subscribe from your iPhone, Google Calendar, MS Outlook, or other calendars. The help pages on those products will guide you on how to do this.

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Yes, Sydney Timetable has a mobile-friendly version of the interface.

Preferences and changing your timetable

If you miss the preferencing deadline, you’ll still be able to review and make adjustments to your timetable and class allocation once you receive your timetable. Find out more about making adjustments to your timetable.

You can request to join a waitlist for your preferred class if you didn’t get your preference. Find out more about how to join a waitlist.

Once you’ve been allocated a timetable through Sydney Timetable, you will be able to make changes to your class allocations. In the review and adjust period, you can change classes, allocate to a new class, request a class swap or join a waitlist for another activity. Find out more on the Review and adjust your timetable page.

You will receive an email if there is a cancellation or any changes to your personal timetable. For instance if an activity you were allocated to has been adjusted, because of a change to time, location or teacher, you will receive an email with information about how to manage this.

Your timetable cannot return to a previous version. However, you may be able to obtain your previous class times by making adjustments to your new timetable, for example, by changing your classes or requesting a swap.

In Sydney Student, make sure you check the location code when choosing your units of study in Sydney Student. Find out more about what these codes mean.

If you are unable to travel to campus to attend classes, you need to select units where the location is ‘RE’, meaning Remote. This means your timetable will then only display remote classes (delivered online).

If you choose a unit with the wrong location, find out how to change your units of study. You will need to make any changes to your units by the deadline to add a unit of study for the session.

Clashes and full classes

If you have a clash you will see ‘CLASH’ as a red button in Sydney Timetable. If your clash includes a lecture, be aware that most lectures are recorded and therefore clashable. A clash with a recorded lecture is not considered a problem and you do not have to change units because of the clash. In nearly all cases you can catch up on the lecture recording and lecture notes at a later time in Canvas. In Sydney Timetable, a clashable activity will have a dotted line around it. If it is not a clashable activity, you are expected to attend your classes at the time they are scheduled.

In general the University does not prevent you from choosing units of study that clash, however it is up to you to ensure that you can complete the attendance and other requirements of the course whilst missing classes. If your clash means that you will miss important tutorials, labs or other classes, you should talk to your unit of study coordinator or alternative contact if directed by your School. If you can't meet the attendance and other requirements because of a clash, you will need to change your unit of study selection.

If you have a clash you will see ‘CLASH’ as a red button in Sydney Timetable. If you find that you can't allocate to a class because all alternatives clash, then you may need to change the class of another unit of study in order to get a clash free timetable. If you do not want a clash on your timetable, you will need to change your unit of study selection. If you find that no matter what you do all classes clash, then you will need to seek assistance by making an online enquiry.

Enter your details and select ‘Unable to allocate classes’ from the special circumstances dropdown menu. State which unit of study and activity group you are having trouble with and a timetabling officer will allocate you a clashing class.

Sometimes more students select a unit of study than we anticipate and all classes become full (you will see ‘FULL’ as a red button in Sydney Timetable). The Timetabling Team monitors this situation and works with unit of study coordinators to create more classes where they are needed. You can add yourself to a waitlist for a class. If all classes are full, check back within one or two business days to see if there are more places available.

In the situation where you could have a clash free timetable, but can't be allocated to the class you need to go to because it is full, you should seek assistance by making an online enquiry with the Timetabling Team.

If you are unable to allocate yourself to a class because of a clash, then you will need to seek assistance by making an online enquiry with the Timetabling Team.

LAWS/JURS6000 level units

There are no personalised timetables available online for students in LAWS/JURS6000 level units.

You can find more information about your timetable on Canvas.

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Last updated: 06 June 2022

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