ANU Timetabling Experience

Participant Information Sheet



ANU aims to continuously improve programs and activities to benefit students. To assist this process, we are asking students to complete a short survey about their experience of getting an individual timetable. 


For some time, students have reported their dissatisfaction with the way they need to generate their timetable and allocate themselves into tutorials, practicals, and laboratories. In response, the ANU has:

  • Commenced a Project (the Class Allocation Project) to address these concerns and provide an intuitive, mobile enabled class allocation system
  • Shifted to timetabling a semester at a time
  • Facilitated a more regular feed of data to the unofficial timetable.

Benefits to participants

ANU is seeking your feedback now to track the impact of this work. This survey data, will help create a baseline against which future student experiences will be measured and further improvements prioritised. 


Risks to participants

The survey uses non-invasive questions to ask participants about their engagement in, and experiences of, timetabling and allocation into tutorials. The risk to participants is assessed as very low.


The Class Allocation Project developed this survey in consultation with the Institutional Research team. Maryanne Dever, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education & Digital), sponsors it.
There are no agencies external to the ANU involved in the conduct of this project, and this activity does not form the basis of academic research.


You have been invited to participate in this survey, via the link provided. All responses from the survey are anonymous, this means there is no way to link responses back to any individual.  This also means that we are unable to withdraw your responses from the data after they have been submitted.

Raw data will be stored securely, and access will be restricted to the Project Team and the Institutional Research team at ANU.



In collecting your information within this survey, the ANU must comply with the Privacy Act 1988. The ANU Privacy Policy is available at and it contains information about how a person can:

  • access or seek correction to their personal information,
  • complain about a breach of an Australian Privacy Principle by ANU, and how ANU will handle the complaint.

Support services

ANU Counselling Centre, available 9am – 4.45pm: (02) 6125 2442

ANU Crisis Support Line 5pm-9am weekdays, 24/7 weekends and public holidays: 1300 050 327; SMS text message service 0488 884 170
Lifeline available 24/7: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline (5-25yr olds 24//7): 1800 55 1800
QLife Phone and Online Chat available 3pm – midnight: 1800 184 527
eheadspace (12-25yr olds): 1800 650 890 or online chat


For further information about this project, please contact: