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Timetable FAQs for Students

Here you can find the most commonly asked questions asked by students about the production of the new teaching timetable. Please read these carefully, and if your question is not answered please contact us at timetable@soas.ac.uk.

  • How can I view next year’s timetable?
    The timetable is available online at http://www.soas.ac.uk/timetable. Please use this link and not any bookmarked links you may have.
  • How is the timetable produced?

    Departmental contacts meet with the Timetable Office during the spring to go through requirements for the new timetable. At the same time continuing students pick courses for the forthcoming year via student sign-up.

    Timetable assess staff requests and student choices and produce the lecture timetable. 

  • What activities does next year’s timetable include?

    The timetable published in spring contains only lectures, or other whole-group classes. Tutorials and room allocations are added later in summer.

  • Will the timetable change before next year?

    Changes to lecture times after the spring publication are only allowed in exceptional circumstances.

  • Can I request a change to a class time because of a clash?

    SOAS has a very free curriculum with many choices for students.

    Where many students pick a certain combination of courses we undertake to make sure that they are not clashed at the same day and time.

    Occasionally you may have to pick a different option if constraints on teaching staff hours and space mean we cannot move your current choice course to a different slot.

    Your faculty office can offer support and advice on choosing and changing courses.

    You can also contact the convenor of the course listed in the timetable.

  • When will the final timetable be published?

    The roomed timetable, including tutorials, is published at the beginning of September.

  • Where do I go to request more accessible rooms for my classes?

    Students are encouraged to contact the Disability Office to request accessible timetable arrangements if required.

    More information can be found at the Disability Office