Timetable FAQs

What is a personalised timetable?

A personalised timetable is specific to you. It is based on your course and module enrolment, including your core and optional modules. It also has your specific class allocations, when a class is run multiple times. More information on your modules enrolment can be found at e:Vision.

Timetabling information is provided for students studying 'on-campus' at University campus Stoke (Leek and College Road), Centre for Health Innovation Stafford,  Centre of Excellence Shrewsbury sites and Digital Institute London. Partner colleges, off-site locations and distance learning studies are not covered by central timetabling services.

What weeks will I be in University?

You can find more information on the weeks you will be in university on the academic calendar.

If you are studying an apprenticeship, with blended learning or other alternative provision, delivery details will be provided during the enrolment process.

Will my timetable change?

Once your timetable is published, the University will avoid/minimise changes to days and times as much as possible, and changes will not be made without consultation with your school/subject.

Please bear in mind that you may have a different timetable each semester and for some subjects across different weeks. Please ensure that you check your timetable regularly and for the specific week/semester.

How do I change my course or module choices?

You can find out about changing your course or module choices in e:Vision.

If you are an applicant who has not yet enrolled and wish to change your course application, please email enquiries@staffs.ac.uk.

How do I change my class allocation (when a seminar is repeated)?

For some courses, class allocations are based on specific academic rules and therefore it is not possible to change. For other areas, it will be possible. Please liaise with your module leader as to whether you can change class and where you wish to change your class to.

 

What are Web Timetables?

Web Timetables is the previous system that was used to manage student timetables. Should you be unable to use the Beacon app, the Web Timetables system can act as a serviceable backup.

Please note: we encourage you to use Beacon or it’s desktop version, as it is optimised for various devices and offers the most information in one place.
Web Timetables provides useful information for the following:

  • Room timetables
  • Technical instruction
Access web timetables

Troubleshooting

I am seeing a blank timetable or missing some elements of my timetable.

  • Can you confirm that you have completed your online enrolment and confirmed your modules?
  • Have you waited at least 72 hours since completing the above?
  • Please try logging out and back into the app, ensuring that you enter your username in lower case.
  • try uninstalling and reinstalling the application onto your device.
  • If your course is Distance Learning based or is delivered at a partner institution, you will be provided a timetable through alternative means, and you will not see a timetable through Beacon. Please contact your course team for more information about your timetable and how you can access it.

Failing that, please contact studentconnect@staffs.ac.uk

I am seeing the wrong course or incorrect modules on my timetable.

Your timetable is based on your courses and module enrolment. If your timetable does not match this, and, if applicable, you have waited at least 72 hours since requesting a course/module change, please contact studentconnect@staffs.ac.uk.

If you wish to change your course or module you can find more information at e:Vision.

I am seeing the wrong class/group allocation on my timetable.

Please speak to your module leader and explain why. Please also refer to ‘Can and how do I change my class allocation?

My timetable does not appear to be refreshing on Beacon.

If your timetable does not appear to be refreshing trying logging out of the app and logging back in again.

I am unable to log on or have another technical issue?

If you experience any technical issues including being unable to log on please contact the IT Service Desk.
t: 01785 353800
e: 3800@staffs.ac.uk


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