University of Cambridge chooses TermTime

In February 2020, the University of Cambridge chose TermTime to deliver a scheduling solution across the institution as part of their Education Space Scheduling and Modelling (ESSM) project.

The ESSM project will enable the University, its Schools, Faculties and Departments to:

  • Timetable teaching and exams more easily and efficiently;
  • Schedule activities into space more easily and efficiently
  • Gather and analyse data on the use of space efficiently and accurately
  • Model the use of education space across the estate in order to support informed strategic decisions about estate development.

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known worldwide, and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.

The University is a confederation of 31 Colleges and over 150 Departments, Faculties, Schools and other institutions, and is home to more than 18,000 students from all walks of life and all corners  of the world, and over 11,000 staff.

The mission of the University is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

Manchester Metropolitan University chooses Semestry

Semestry are delighted to announce that, at the end of 2019, Manchester Metropolitan University selected our full suite of TermTime Cloud Scheduling Services for their integrated academic scheduling, room booking and resource management needs. We look forward to working closely with them and welcome them to the rapidly expanding Semestry user community.

More information to follow.


Manchester Metropolitan University is a public university located in Manchester, England. The university traces its origins to the Manchester Mechanics Institute – later the Manchester College of Commerce – and the Manchester School of Design, which formed Manchester Polytechnic in 1970. Manchester Polytechnic then gained university status under the government’s Further and Higher Education Act, becoming the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1992. Today, it is headquartered in the city of Manchester, with additional facilities in Cheshire.

Manchester Metropolitan University is an accredited member of the Association of MBAs, and member of the University Alliance, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the North West Universities Association, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the European University Association.


Birmingham City University choose TermTime and ExamTime

Earlier last year, Birmingham City University chose TermTime and ExamTime to deliver an integrated teaching and examination timetable solution across the institution.

Birmingham City University has chosen the full TermTime suite of services as part of an on-going programme to enable their students to engage and progress to successful achievement. Coherent, accurate and well-designed zoned timetables will be part of the strategy to maximise student satisfaction and the learning experience.

More information to follow.

Birmingham City University is a university in Birmingham, England. Initially established as the Birmingham College of Art with roots dating back to 1843, it was designated as a polytechnic in 1971 and gained university status in 1992.

The university has three main campuses serving four faculties, and offers courses in art and design, business, the built environment, computing, education, engineering, English, healthcare, law, the performing arts, social sciences, and technology. A £125 million extension to its campus in the city centre of Birmingham, part of the Eastside development of a new technology and learning quarter, is opening in two stages, with the first phase having opened in 2013.

STOP PRESS – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam choose TermTime

June 25, 2018

Semestry are delighted to announce that after a thorough and rigorous tender process, VU Amsterdam have chosen TermTime and ExamTime as part of their Optimal Educational Planning project. There will more information to follow.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a university in Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded in 1880 with 23,500 students. Both within and outside the university, the institution is commonly referred to as “the VU”. The VU University Amsterdam was chosen as the best university in Amsterdam by students in 2018.

Aarhus University selects TermTime and ExamTime

Aarhus University selects TermTime and ExamTime

June 11, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Aarhus University has selected Semestry as their supplier partner for the delivery and implementation of their course and examination planning project.

With our industry partners, Eveoh and In Principo, the Semestry led consortium won a detailed and comprehensive tender process with a strong focus on quality, usability and end-user student and staff satisfaction.

Aarhus University is one of the largest and second oldest university in Denmark with over 40,000 enrolled students.Aarhus University is a globally oriented, academically diverse and research-intensive university that stands for quality and the continued pursuit of excellence in research and research-based education.

As part of the consolidation strategy on the most business critical IT-systems at Aarhus University, the project team conducted an extensive and thorough appraisal of solutions from a range of international suppliers.

The TermTime  and ExamTime solution was selected to meet the aim of consistency of the core work processes, general common overview, reusability of data, smooth data exchange between the administration and the teaching environment, process optimisation and availability of personalised information and notifications.

Per Guldbæk Larsen, Program Manager at Aarhus University said “we are confident that the chosen solution will honour our target and key success factors; easy and quick availability, personalized look and feel, and very supportive tool for the university when designing workflows in the planning process in a much more automatic and informative way.”

Having recently met with the AU project team and end-users, Barry Keepence, Technical Director at Semestry said “we are excited at the opportunity to meet their demands for a real time, consistent and architecturally open solution to integrating their student centric approach to teaching and exam delivery”

Reykjavik University selects TermTime

Reykjavik University selects TermTime

December 11, 2017

Reykjavik University (RU) is a vibrant international university located at the heart of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Reykjavik University is Iceland’s largest private university with 3,500.

Their focus is on research, excellence in teaching, entrepreneurship, technology development and co-operation with the active business community.

They educate students to become leaders in business, technology and society at large, starting new companies and creating jobs. Academic programs at Reykjavik University are based on internationally recognised models, and are continually under review and improvement.

“Reykjavik University is in the process of replacing legacy in-house systems with new cloud based solutions. We replaced our VLE system in August 2017, and we will replace the SIS/SMS system in August 2018.

Linked to this we looked for solutions to improve our timetabling in order to enhance the utilisation of our facilities both for the benefit of our students but also to better manage our fixed cost assets, such as our rooms etc.

TermTime is a comprehensive solution developed by people that know the HE industry very well. Their solutions solve our long-term planning for semesters and exams in addition to much improved ad-hoc booking rooms.”

Heiðar Jón Hannesson
Reykjavik University

Leon Smith departure

Semestry announce that Leon Smith is to leave the company on November 7, 2017.

Leon has been Director of Services at Semestry since the beginning of 2016 and has provided his full support to the company and senior management team during that time.

He is leaving to take up the role of interim Head of Timetabling at Birmingham City University and a number of strategic consultancy engagements. Whilst we regret losing Leon, we respect his commitment to the HE sector and express our thanks for his contribution to establishing an ethos of service excellence and responsiveness to client requirements across the company.

Leon said “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Semestry. To have the opportunity to work with such excellent professionals and play a part in shaping a young, vibrant company has been one of the most rewarding of my career. I am now looking forward to this next stage in my career.” He added, “I said when I first took up this post that I believed Semestry is the future, and I still believe that now. I look forward to seeing their continued success as they further establish themselves and their burgeoning reputation for timetabling excellence.”

Steve Harrison, Director, commented “Semestry has established itself as a significant entrant to the Higher and Further Education sectors with the reputation for delivering outstanding customer service. As we grow, we will continue to adhere to our customer focused culture that Leon was actively involved in defining. It has been exciting to work with Leon and the legacy he leaves and the exceptional talent we have at Semestry give me enormous confidence in our future.”

Cambridge Judge Business School select TermTime

Semestry are delighted to announce that Cambridge Judge Business School have selected our TermTime Cloud Scheduling Solution for their integrated academic scheduling, room booking and resource management needs. We look forward to working closely with them and welcome them to the rapidly expanding Semestry user community.

Stop Press – Ravensbourne University College chose TermTime


Ravensbourne is a world-class digital destination developing talented individuals and leading-edge businesses through learning, skills, applied research, enterprise and innovation. They are a university sector college innovating in digital media and design, with a vocationally focused portfolio of courses, spanning fashion, television and broadcasting, interactive product design, architecture and environment design, graphic design, animation, moving image, music production for media and sound design.

They are a centre of excellence, industry accredited and a Skillset Media Academy.

Stop Press – Ayrshire College choose TermTime


Ayrshire College was established on 1 August 2013 following the merger of Ayr College, Kilmarnock College and the North Ayrshire Campus of James Watt College. It is a large regional college based on the west coast of Scotland, catering for approximately 14,000 students each academic year, split 50% between full-time and part time. The college has three main campuses in Kilwinning, Kilmarnock and Ayr and one satellite campus based within Irvine Royal Academy.

They aim to be the best in Scotland, a seven-star college that inspires students to achieve their full potential by playing a lead role in the development of skills, the economy and community life.