Time Allocation Schedules


Academic Staff Time Allocation

Since academic staff costs represent such a large element of the University's total costs it is a fundamental requirement that they are allocated to Teaching, Research and Other Activities using a robust methodology.

All academic staff are therefore required to complete a return referred to as a Time Allocation Schedule (TAS), outlining the percentage of their working time spent on identified activities over a defined period of time.

The Schedules are divided into the main activities of Teaching, Research, Other Activities and General Support. Support specific to Teaching, Research and Other Activities is also separately categorised to inform the calculation of overhead recovery rates.

Time Allocation Survey

The University collects three in-year schedules every year for the following periods:

  • 1 October to 31 January
  • 1 February to 31 May
  • 1 June to 30 September