Learning, teaching and timetabling

TIMETABLING

Timetables are published via our student portal. If you are a new student, your timetable will be available once you have enrolled at the University.

If you are a returning student, your timetable will be available during September, at least two weeks before the new academic year begins, using your MyAUB login.

Most classes are scheduled between 0900 and 1800, Monday to Friday, although on rare occasions it may be necessary to hold classes later in the evening.

Only the BA (Hons) Visual Effects Design and Production has scheduled classes on a Saturday.

You are likely to have scheduled contact hours at least three days of the week.  In addition, there will be occasions where the studio is open to you for independent study, and this may be on days without scheduled teaching.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to publish timetables sooner because of the need to take account of final student numbers, and ensure that classes are planned to the most appropriate specialist space.

LEARNING AND TEACHING

You will be taught in a variety of ways during your studies. You are likely to have some lectures, and of course much of your time will be spent on practical work in your specialist area.

There will also be time to discuss your work in more detail, either in a crit, group tutorial or individual tutorial. In addition, there will be some times where the studio is open for individual study, and there may be technicians available to support you.

Lectures will usually be for the full cohort (which may be up to 100 on the largest courses), but studio work will usually be in groups of no more than 30, with each student given individual attention to support their learning.

In giving you the proportion of contact hours, we follow the national guidelines on what should be included.