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Entries in these timetables are of the following form where group, week and room could be blank.
- group | course-unit | week | room
From this timetable entry "C+X COMP18112 [A w3+] G23" the following can be deduced.
Group C and X will attend the activity
The activity is part of a Computer Science course unit (i.e. it is COMP)
The unit code is 18112
The activity will take place in weeks 'A' starting in week 3
The activity will be held in G23 (Kilburn Building)
Course codes begin with four letters to signify the school offering the course e.g. COMP = Computer Science, MATH = Maths etc. Course codes contain 5 digits. To understand the meaning of the digits point to one of the links below.
Activities are colour coded to differentiate different activity types. Look at the key on the timetable itself to determine what each colour means.
Weeks and periods
If no indication is given as to when an activity will run then it is for the duration of the semester.
If an activity only runs for a subset of a semester then the following notations are used to explain what the subset is.
- 'w' is used to denote specific weeks
- A and B are used to denote which of the fortnightly weeks an activitiy takes place (see cs calendar)
- P is used to indicate which period an activity runs
- + is used to indicate that an activity runs from the indicated week to the end of the semester
- - is used to indicate that an activity runs between two weeks (inclusive of the named weeks)
- , is used to separate individual weeks from other information.
PG units run in periods of five teaching weeks and one week of coursework. Note that where a period is indicated it does not include the sixth week, only the five teaching weeks.
- [w7] runs in week 7 only.
- [w3-6] runs in weeks 3,4,5 and 6.
- [w3,6-9] runs in weeks 3,6,7,8 and 9.
- [w2+] starts in week 2 and then runs every week to the end of the semester.
- [A] runs in 'A' weeks (see cs calendar)
- [B] runs in 'B' weeks (see cs calendar)
- [A w3+] runs in 'A' weeks starting in week 3.
- [B w2+] runs in 'B' weeks starting in week 2.
- [P1] runs in period 1.
- [P3] runs in period 3.
Some activities are prefixed by the group name. E.g. A+Z indicates that an activity will be attended by groups A and Z. F indicates that an activity will be attended by group F.
- 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, LF15, LF17, etc. are rooms in Computer Science (Kilburn Building)
- IT406, IT407 etc. are rooms in Computer Science (IT Building)
- Unix, G23, Collab and Toot are labs in Computer Science
Timetables often have notes. Make sure you check the notes field of the timetable you are looking at.