In order to adhere to government and College regulations about remote teaching after the 9 December 2020, lecture bookings will not be available after the 9 December.

There is a booking system for all lectures that are listed in the module catalogue as Multi-mode format.  Multi-mode activities have a room number in the timetable entry on Celcat.

In line with College and government guidance we have to limit the number of students who can attend face-to-face lectures.  To ensure fairness we hve introduced a booking app

Go to the app and log in with your College user name and password

1st and 2nd years

  • You can not book for an individual lecture or lab, you will need to book for all events in a morning or a afternoon
  • You can see details of all classes for the next two weeks
  • Select the date(s) you wish to attend and click Add Booking

3rd, 4th years and MSc students

  • You can only make a booking if you have registered the module with the Department.  This information will update in the booking app at 23:59 on the day you register the module.
  • Select the module from the drop-down list.
  • You will see the details of the lectures for the next two weeks, along with details of how many students have already requested to attend.
  • Select the date(s) you wish to attend and click Add Booking.

All students

  • Your dashboard will show which lectures you have submitted a booking request for. The status will show as Pending,  You can also cancel your booking from here.
  • Places are allocated at 08:59 the day before the lecture/lab.  This is done in a way to ensure fairness and give every student who has submitted a booking request an equal opportunity of attending.
  • You will receive an email at 08:59 on the day before to let you know if you have been allocated a space.  The information on your dashboard will also update.
  • You may cancel the booking up to 14:59 on the day before the event.
  • We will be recording attendance at lectures and other booked events.  If you have a booking and do not attend this will affect your future allocations.
  • From 9:00am the day before the lecture, you can check to see if there are spare places. Booking for these places is allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Bookings can be made up to the start time of the lecture.
  • You must have a booking to attend a lecture or lab
  • You must swipe your ID card on the card reader at the door of the class room.  This is used to record attendance.
  • You do not have to book for Remote Synchronous (RS) or Remote Asynchronous (RA) lectures or activities


How can I tell my lecture is multi mode?

If the Celcat calendar shows room numbers, the lecture or activity is being run as a multi-mode class.

The Celcat calendar currently has our best information on which lectures are in person, with rooms, and which are fully remote. However things may change. You can ask lecturers during the first lecture, e.g. via chat, which lectures will be in person and which fully remote if this is not made clear.


When can I unbook?

If you decide not to attend, you can cancel your booking up until 60 minutes before the start time of the booked activity.

How late can I book?

Places can be booked up until 60 minutes before the lecture starts.  After the allocation at 8:59 the previous day, any spare places can be booked on a first come first served basis.

What if I can't scan my ID card?

We will use a scannin gsystem to make sure students are not booking places and not attending. This is unfair to others. We will allow a week or so for everyone to get used to the system before enforcing penalties in terms of lower subsequent booking priority. Let us know if scanners don’t work for you.