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23 January 2024

Your T1/2024 timetable questions answered

Whether you’re online or on campus, in Trimester 1 (T1) you’ll continue to study flexibly via our premium digital learning environment, supported by our inclusive and accessible services. We tailor your learning experiences to your discipline and study mode.

If you study on-campus units, you’ll have an integrated learning experience, with online self-paced activities complemented by seminars and hands-on learning at our vibrant campuses. If you study 100% online, you’ll have digital lectures and seminars, and interactive learning experiences. 

However you choose to study, you’ll learn from inspiring teaching teams and researchers alongside your peers in an immersive and collaborative environment.

To help you plan, here’s all you need to know about timetables in T1 – who needs one, how to create your timetable and important dates.

We’ve renamed some learning activities for 2024 (for example, ‘classes’ have been renamed to ‘lectures’). Get familiar with these new terms and their meaning via the Learning activities webpage so you know what your units will entail.

Do I need a timetable?

If you’re enrolled in on-campus units, you need a timetable. You create your timetable through an online system called STAR (Student Timetable Allocation and Registration).

If you’re enrolled in online units (shown in StudentConnect delivery mode as Online), your timetable is not in STAR. Information on planned activities for some online units is available in our Online Unit Timetable, and all your online unit information will be available on your CloudDeakin unit site one week before the start of trimester.

If you’re enrolled in both online and on-campus units, you only need a STAR timetable for your on‑campus units. 

How do I plan my timetable?

We encourage you to plan ahead by looking at the provisional timetable. This gives a sneak peek into when lectures, seminars and other learning experiences are scheduled for on-campus units, and will help you to see what options may suit you best. 

When do I create my timetable?

You can enter your preferences in STAR at any time from 10am, Monday 5 February to 10am, Wednesday 14 February.

This gives you nine days to consider your options and enter your preferences. It doesn’t matter when you enter your preferences during this period – the activities will be allocated for everyone after the preference entry period ends. So, take enough time to think about what will work best for you in T1.

How do I enter my preferences?

Check out the STAR webpage and instructional video for some easy-to-follow directions and videos. Remember that:

Where can I get help?

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