We understand how important it is for you to be able to plan ahead.

To make it easier for our students, similar types of course at CCCU adhere to the same ‘Academic Calendar’. This means your start date, finish date and other key dates will be the same as for other students who are studying towards a similar degree.

However, each course has its own bespoke timetabling and rooming requirements, meaning that your teaching timetable could be different to most other students you meet.

Here’s how and when you’ll learn more about your key dates and your student timetable for your first year of study with us.

Each course has its own individual timetabling and rooming requirements, meaning that your teaching timetable could be very different to most other students you meet.
Each course has its own individual timetabling and rooming requirements, meaning that your teaching timetable could be very different to most other students you meet.

Your start date and Academic Calendar

You’ll find your course’s start date, as well as its Academic Calendar, within your Course Essentials.

Once you know your Academic Calendar, click here to look it up. This will give you an overview of your 2022/23 academic year, e.g. when you’ll be studying, when you’ll have assessments and when you get to take a break!


Your course timetable via UniTimetables

Students and staff alike can view a detailed teaching timetable for each course taught at the university using CCCU’s online timetabling system UniTimetables. You don’t need a special login to view UniTimetables, it’s available to everyone.

UniTimetables is updated each summer, so for now it only goes up to August 2022. We’ll let you know when the teaching timetable for 2022/23 becomes available, which should be on or around 1 August 2022.

Using UniTimetables, you can get an overview of all the lectures, seminars, workshops and other taught activities on your course. You just need to be aware that some of the teaching activities on UniTimetables might not be applicable to you - if, for instance, your modules are taught in multiple groups. Your Course team will tell you which groups you’re in (where applicable) during your Welcome Week.


Your Welcome Week schedule

Most courses start with a Welcome Week before teaching formally begins. This is your University induction where you’ll find out about all the support available to you as a CCCU student. It’s also when you’ll get further details about your student timetable.

For these reasons, it’s really important that you attend your welcome and induction activities.

Once you know your Academic Calendar, you can find the dates for your welcome & induction week, along with other key dates, by looking here

Welcome Week schedules will be published on the student webpages from early September 2022, and will give you a detailed breakdown of what to expect during your induction.


Your Individual Student Timetable

In addition to UniTimetables, CCCU students* get an online timetable that displays all the classes that they’re expected to attend including any group activities (but excluding placements).

Your individual student timetable (also known as an ‘IST’) is personalised to you based on the modules you’re studying. You can only access your IST once you’ve completed your registration (when invited to do so), activated your CCCU computing account, and your course team have set you up on your modules.

You’ll be able to access your IST within two weeks of teaching starting on your course provided that you’ve completed your registration by then. In the meantime, you’ll be able to use UniTimetables and information provided to you by your Course team (including any group information) to help you know where and when you need to be.


In summary...

Find out more about...  
Your start date and Academic Calendar Now - via your Course Essentials
The complete teaching timetable for your course From 1 August - via UniTimetables
Your Welcome Week schedule From early September - on the student webpages
Which groups you're in for your modules (where applicable) During your Welcome Week
Your Individual Student Timetable (where applicable) Within two weeks of teaching starting on your course

Please see here for more about timetabling at CCCU.

And while you wait to find out more about where and when your lectures, seminars and other taught activities are due to take place, don’t forget to check out your Course Essentials for other ways to prepare for your studies. This includes information such as contact details for your course team if you need them.

* Please note that individual student timetables are not available for short courses and some courses with external professional requirements. But if that’s you, don’t worry – your course team will supply you with all the information you need to know where and when you need to be.