• Module Delivery Constraints

    The University has a commitment to staff and student experience, along with a long-term strategy to reduce its estate and become more effective in the utilisation of space.  

    To assist in creating a timetable which is acceptable to students and staff, and utilises space on campus effectively, the University has agreed that teaching staff should be available to teach at all times in the teaching week, unless a Module Delivery Constraint Form has been supplied by the Head of Department to Timetabling.

    Module Delivery Constraint Form »

    What is a Module Delivery Constraint?

    A Module Delivery Constraint is an acknowledgement that:

    • some modules rely on a particular staff member for delivery, who may have either a part time contract, agreed flexible working or agreed compressed hours which restricts their hours of teaching to certain days / times which are captured and approved through the staff teaching constraints process.
    • some modules rely on a particular staff member who may need reasonable adjustments for disability, impairment or other item covered under the Equality Act 2010.
    • some modules are taught in blocks and advertised as such eg taught in one full time week.
    • some modules are taught on set days or in the evenings or weekends and are advertised as such.
    • some modules have specific requirements for example, daylight, field trips and so have to be taught at particular times of day.

    Module Delivery Constraints last for the period of one academic year and must be reviewed and renewed on an annual basis. 

    How will this information be used?

    The information provided within this form will be used in conjunction with the information provided by Module Leaders about module delivery requirements via the Module Delivery Data forms (MDD). This process is designed to ensure that the University Timetabling & Room Bookings Team (UTAR) consider the Module Delivery Constraints when producing the University timetable.

    In creating the timetable, UTAR will balance good pedagogic practice and student experience, staff experience, business operational requirements, estates changes, space constraints and critical operational needs. 

    Please note that not all constraints will be viable. A constraint may be turned down if it does not meet the terms of the University Timetabling Policy, or if it is not in the business or operating interests of the University to implement it. Where there is a need to move a module to a different time, these constraints will be used to inform any potential solution.