Teaching timetables

2020/21 timetables

Please note the layout and information in the timetable this year is slightly different due to the impact of COVID-19.

Which teaching events do I need to attend?

Events in the timetable are labelled as ‘All Students’ or ‘Small Group’.

  • ‘All Students’ - all students are expected to participate in the event.
  • ‘Small group’ – normally students are expected to participate in one or two events per week.

For small groups, you will be advised by your course teaching team or programme leader through Vision (our virtual learning environment), which of these events you have been allocated to. 

How will I know where the teaching events take place?

The events will show whether this is scheduled to a classroom or laboratory on campus, or if it is an online event:

  • Online: ‘Online Live’ with your lecturer
  • On-campus: Room number is shown (for example, EM252, EG-LR1, 14-125/5-008)
  • Computer labs: see below.

How do I access computer labs that are timetabled?

If the timetables display the event as ‘Online live’ (for example 'Online-live, EM252'), the delivery is online and the computer laboratory code will indicate the digital lab.

To access a digital lab, you use an online tool called Keyserver. This will enable you to select the correct computer lab for a timetabled session. More information on how to use Keyserver will be made available on the Vision for every course scheduled in the timetable.

If the timetables display the event as only the computer laboratory code (for example 'EM252'), the delivery is on-campus.

Will there be other learning opportunities, not timetabled?

The course might include pre-recorded delivery; this type of delivery is not displayed on the timetables; the course leader will provide information on when this is available through ‘Vision’, the Virtual Learning Environment.

Some subjects will also arrange additional sessions that will be advised to you by course leaders. These may be on-campus or online.

Will the timetable change after it is published?

Every year, there will inevitably be some changes to the timetable in the next few weeks.


  • If a course has events scheduled that are on campus, we will keep at least one on-campus event available unless we are instructed to close a campus for a period of time due to Government instruction.
  • Where a course currently shows only online events, we will look to enable more on-campus events available during semester 2 as the Governments in Scotland, UAE or Malaysia allow.

University semester 3 teaching timetables 

On-campus teaching events – current restrictions

Please note that due to Government restrictions these are currently the teaching delivery arrangements in each location.

In the UK, all on-campus events are currently delivered online.

In Malaysia, all on-campus events are currently delivered online.

In Dubai, on-campus teaching is resuming from 7 March. This will begin with face-to-face practical classes, including those remaining timetabled engineering laboratory classes and the various fashion, architecture and interior design studios. 

Timetabling User Guide

How to access your teaching timetable

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Please use Microsoft Edge to view your timetables as this provides the best representation online.

Please note timetables are subject to change even after publication


Most of our teaching rooms are wheelchair accessible. All lecture theatres are fitted with infrared hearing systems.

For more detailed information on accessibility at Edinburgh Campus, please check our University information on the AccessAble website


We are constantly aiming to improve the service we offer. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our services or you would like to comment on any aspect of timetabling please e-mail timetabling@hw.ac.uk

Key information

Timetabling HWU