Understanding your timetable

Learn about class types, lengths, and times, and how to access your personal timetable to see when and where the courses you're enrolled in will be held.

Accessing your timetable

View your personal timetable of lectures, tutorials, labs and/or studios in Pūaha, or use the myTimetable or myAllocator tools. Use the myAllocator tool to sign up for tutorials, labs, and studios.

It may take 48 hours for your personal timetable to update when you first enrol in courses or if you add or drop courses during the trimester.


Lectures are normally 50 minutes long, so you'll have at least 10 minutes to get between lectures on the same campus. Most courses have two or three lectures per week.

The times for lectures held at Pipitea and Te Aro are offset from those at Kelburn to allow for travel time between campuses. Most first-year (100 level) courses are taught at our Kelburn campus:

Kelburn lecture times

  • Morning lectures start on the hour, with the last morning lecture starting at 12 noon.
  • Afternoon lectures start at 10 minutes past the hour, with the first afternoon lecture starting at 1.10 pm.
  • You will have at least a 20-minute break in the middle of the day (between 12.50 pm and 1.10 pm).

Pipitea and Te Aro lecture times

  • Morning lectures start at 30 minutes after the hour.
  • Afternoon lectures start at 40 minutes after the hour starting from 12.40 pm each day.

Tutorials, labs and studios

In addition to your lectures you'll have either a:

  • 50–minute tutorial, or
  • three–hour lab or studio (most Science, Engineering and Architecture and Design courses).

These classes are smaller group-teaching sessions, led by either your lecturer, a tutor, or a lab demonstrator. They provide you with opportunities for discussion, experiments, project work, and individual assistance.

The outline page for each course describes the type of classes that you'll have.

Signing up for classes

You sign up to tutorials, labs, and studios in the first weeks of each trimester using the myAllocator tool.

Make a note of your tutorials on a printed copy of your timetable. Tutorials usually start two to three weeks into each trimester.


Large courses are divided into separate groups called streams. Your stream will be on your Confirmation of Study. You can change streams (subject to availability)—using the Add/Drop function in Student Records, or contact your Student Success team.

Assessment timetable

You'll find due dates for your assignments, projects, and other internal assessments in Nuku, our online learning environment, and on course outline pages.

You'll be able to see your exam schedule in your personal timetable in Pūaha, once the exam timetable has been confirmed.