Timetables and term dates

Term times and key dates

Check term times, exam dates, assessment boards and public holidays with the University's academic calendar. 

Student Timetables - 2020/2021 - Trimester A

This year timetables are being created with the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff in mind and will consist of a mixture of online and face-to-face teaching. Timetables will be released a trimester at a time rather than for the full academic year so that we can adapt to government guidance as it is received. The publication date for Trimester B will be released here as early as we can.

Programme and module timetables

These general timetables will give you an idea of what days you will have on campus events and when you will have online activity to attend. You should refer to these until you receive your individual timetable.


Please note that these timetables are subject to change so please keep checking them regularly for any updates.

Individual timetables

To receive an individual timetable you need to have registered and chosen your options (if applicable). You will then be allocated by the Timetabling Team to your tutorial/seminar/practical groups.

Returning students

If you registered before 21 August you will receive your timetable from Friday 4 September.

If you registered between 22 August and 04 September you will be allocated and receive your timetable between Monday 07 and Friday 11 September.

If you registered between 05 and 11 September you will be allocated and receive your timetable between Monday 14 and Friday 25 September.

New students

If you registered by 11 September you will receive your individual timetables between Monday 14 and Friday 25 September..

Accessing your individual timetable

When it is ready, your individual timetable will be available to view via the Individual Student Timetable or (IST) or via your own calendar if you have set up your iCal Feed.

Please note, your timetable may be subject to minor amendments and you should check your timetable on a regular basis for changes to locations and timings.

View your IST via the link below, using their GCU username and password to log in. Please do not try to login using your email address, it must be your GCU username.

If you have any queries relating to your timetable, please contact Timetabling and Student Systems via email on timetabling@gcu.ac.uk.


  • Individual Student Timetables are only available to students who have registered for 2020/21. If you have not registered yet, you will not be able to access Celcat Calendar, so please refer to the main Programme timetables.
  • Your IST is weekly and not all modules run each week, therefore please check each week.
  • Your IST is updated in real time as changes to your timetable occur, including changes to locations, or to seminar group allocations. 
  • It is vital that you check your IST on a regular basis or subscribe to iCal feed.
  • If you have queries regarding your optional modules, please contact your school office.

iCAL feed

In addition to your IST, we offer an iCal feed, to allow you to get access your GCU timetable via your smartphone or mobile device. 

Modern versions of client calendars such as MS Outlook, iCal, Google Calendar as well as calendars on smart and mobile devices, such as Andriod and iOS have the ability to subscribe to CELCAT calendar feeds. Once you've subscribed you can forget about the service - you don't need to manually refresh the data or reconfigure your calendar for each new academic year. 

Please note: You must use your GCU email address to subscribe.