What to do if you have a clash

Please be aware that prior to the beginning of the semester, your timetable may well show clashes between activities. The CTU will make every effort to ensure all clashes are dealt with as soon as possible.

Depending on the type of activities that are clashing, determines the route to which the clash can be resolved. (See Clash Table below)

The CTU should ensure that classes in each of your Principals and your electives are kept apart. However, from time-to-time a last minute timetable change may occur. You should check your timetable in Week 1. If you have been allocated to a seminar group which meets at the same time as one of your elective modules you should ask at the school office to be allocated to another tutor group straight away. If you are unable to switch tutor groups, or it is a compulsory lecture which clashes, you should visit the Electives Helpdesk or Student Services Centre to change electives.

Compulsory Core and Optional Core modules are taken as part of your Principal Subject(s) and are the modules where some of the key foundations of your subject(s) will be delivered. Compulsory Core modules are modules that everyone taking that Principal Subject have to take whilst Optional Core modules mean that you have to pick one module from a limited range of choices in that subject.

'Electives' is a generic term used to refer to two types of modules which may be taken as part of your degree, but which might not be taken as part of one of your Principal Subjects. There are 'approved-programme' electives which count as part of one or more of your Principal Subjects and ‘free standing electives’, which do not.

You are usually required to accumulate 120 credits in each Principal Subject in your time at Keele (if you’re doing Dual Honours). Approved programme electives will count towards this limit, although it should be noted that some subjects require a higher number of credits. Free-standing electives are modules which are generally in subjects unrelated to your Principal Subjects. For example, languages are free-standing electives, as is the option to study abroad. These modules will provide you with an opportunity to broaden your horizons and try out new areas of study.

Note: If the clash occurs on a Wednesday afternoon, please refer to the following link for Sports clashes

Clash Table

 

 

 

Core Module

Optional Module

Elective Module

Core Module

Both schools will be contacted and asked to accommodate your clash.

You will need to choose an alternative optional module. *

You will need to choose an alternative elective.**

Optional Module

You will need to choose an alternative optional module.*

You will need to change one of these optional modules.*

You will need to choose an alternative elective**

Elective Module

You will need to choose an alternative elective.**

You will need to choose an alternative elective.**

You will need to change one of these electives.**

 

*To change an optional module you will need to contact the relevant school

**To change an elective module you will need to contact the electives office