Student personal timetables course clashes

Information for students on resolving timetable clashes

Important information on Undergraduate timetable course clashes

A timetable clash occurs when two or more of the courses you have chosen have teaching (lectures, seminars, classes or workshops/help sessions) scheduled at the same time.

Every effort is made by the School to avoid clashes between compulsory and optional courses however due to the number of optional course available on some programmes it is not always possible.

Undergraduate students who have made their course choices in LSE for You but cannot view a personal timetable or can see a partial timetable are likely to have a timetable clash.

How to check if I have a clash?

Step 1: Check in LSE for You (LFY)

Check the student timetable clashes screen in LSE for You. You can also use the full timetable by following the link below to check all of your course timings to check for clashes.

Timetables viewed by course code  - check all, Lecture, Workshop, Seminar and Class Times. (You will need to use your LSE username and password).

Lecture & Seminar Timetables - (Password not required - for students who have not yet registered for this Academic year)

Step 2: Get Advice from Academic Mentor

A) You are advised to change one of your options to another course that does not clash. For further help and advice with your course choices please speak to your Academic Mentor. Once new course(s) has been chosen you should see this update onto your personal timetable within 48 hours - as long as this new choice is clash free.

B) If the clash involves a language degree option course it may be possible to resolve the clash. Students are advised to consult with the appropriate language co-ordinator. 

C) In exceptional circumstances students may be allowed to take clashing courses. The clash should be discussed with the relevant Departmental/Undergraduate Tutor.


Step 3: Approval needed only for Step 2, option C

If your Departmental/Undergraduate Tutor approves your clashing courses, s/he will provide you with the necessary form,

Step 4: Return completed form to Student Services Centre

This form needs to be fully completed and returned to the Student Services Centre (SSC). Once returned to the SSC, it will then be processed by the Timetable Office and can take 3 / 5 working days.

Still need help?

For further help and advice with your course choices please speak to your Academic Mentor.