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Your guide to Sydney Timetable: what you need to know

How to get the most out of our timetabling system
Finding it hard to fit uni in around life? Here are a few tips to make it easier to plan, schedule and adjust your timetable with Sydney Timetable.

1. Submit your preferences when you have the time to do it

Sydney Timetable makes selecting preferences easier and more transparent. There will be a two-week period where you will be able to submit preferences, and all preferences entered during this window will be treated equally. You will also be able to review the popularity of your classes when entering preferences. Once the preferencing window closes, personal timetables will be created. We’ll make sure to give you as many of your preferences as possible whilst also minimising clashes and balancing class numbers.

We can’t guarantee you’ll be assigned all your preferences. However, when you enter your preferences a weighting will be added that will increase your chance of being assigned to your preferred class.

Preferences will be open from Monday 21 June until Tuesday 6 July. You can keep track of all the important info about our new timetabling system on the Student Website.

2. Swap classes if your allocation doesn't work for you

Don’t worry if your work roster changes and you can’t make that Monday afternoon tutorial anymore. Once your personal timetable has been released, you’ll be able to adjust your class times where there are places available, or make a request to swap if the class you want is full (you'll be moved to the class if a place becomes available). You will be notified by the system when things change, and you'll have until the end of Week 2 to make changes.

3. Intensive units are in the system

Sydney Timetable supports intensive units delivered during the semester breaks too. You can find more information about timetables for intensive classes on the Student Website.

4. Check the location for your Semester 1 units

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, many units of study will continue to be available for remote learning (online delivery) during 2021. If you are unable to travel to campus to attend classes, when you enrol for 2021 you will need to select units in Sydney Student where the location is 'RE', meaning Remote. This means your timetable will then only display remote classes (delivered online). Find out more about selecting units in Sydney Student.

5. Where to go for more information

For more information, check out our preferencing how to guide and video on the Student Website. You can also register for a preferencing webinar on 22 June where the Student Centre will demonstrate how to access and navigate Sydney Timetable, how to enter preferences and also conduct a question and answer session. 

3 December 2020

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