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Semester Dates

Semester dates are approved three years in advance by Academic Council but may be subject to change for operational reasons.

New students are expected to be available for Welcome Week each year. All students are expected to be available for all teaching during the academic year and the full examination period and should note the dates of supplementary examinations each summer.

Please note that, due to the nature of the course, some courses have additional teaching/placements/ professional practice requirements which fall outside of the normal semester dates. Students are advised to check with their School to confirm any additional attendance requirements outside of these dates.

Semester Dates 2015-16

Autumn Semester

Welcome Week

Including registration     and enrolment

Monday 21 September –     Friday 25 September 2015

Weeks 1-12

Teaching

Monday 28 September – Friday 18 December 2015

3 weeks

Vacation

Monday 21 December 2015 – Friday 8 January 2016

Weeks 13-15

Assessment

Monday 11 January –       Tuesday 26 January 2016

Inter-semester break

 

Wednesday 27 January – Friday 29 January 2016

Deadline for return of examination results

 

Tuesday 9 February 2016

 Spring Semester

Weeks 1-7

Teaching

Monday 1 February –     Friday 18 March 2016 

3 weeks

Vacation

Monday 21 March –           Friday 8 April 2016

Weeks 8-12

Teaching

Monday 11 April –           Friday 13 May 2016

 

Revision

Monday 16 May –   Wednesday 18 May 2016

Weeks 13-15

 Assessment

Thursday 19 May –       Saturday 4 June 2016

Deadline for return of examination results

 

Monday 20 June 2016

Rag Day: 17 February 2016 
Reading Day: 16 and 18 March 2016
Good Friday: 25 March 2016
Summer Graduation week: Thursday 30 June - Wednesday 6 July 2016 
August re-sit examinations: Monday 8 August – Saturday 20 August 2016
Deadline for return of examination results: Tuesday 30 August 2016

Semester Dates 2016-17

Autumn Semester

Welcome Week

Including registration     and enrolment

Monday 19 September –     Friday 23 September 2016 

Weeks 1-12

Teaching

Monday 26 September – Friday 16 December 2016

3 weeks

Vacation

Monday 19 December 2016 – Friday 6 January 2017

Weeks 13-15

Assessment

Monday 9 January –         Tuesday 24 January 2017

Inter-semester break

 

Wednesday 25 January – Friday 27 January 2017

Deadline for return of examination results

 

Tuesday 7 February 2017

 Spring Semester

Weeks 1-10

Teaching

Monday 30 January –           Friday 7 April 2017 

3 weeks

Vacation

Monday 10 April –                 Friday 28 April 2017

Weeks 11-12

Teaching

Monday 1 May –             Friday 12 May 2017

 

Revision

Monday 15 May –   Wednesday 17 May 2017

Weeks 13-15

 Assessment

Thursday 18 May –       Saturday 3 June 2017

Deadline for return of examination results

 

Thursday 15 June 2017

Rag Day: 15 February 2017 
Good Friday: 14 April 2017
Summer Graduation week: Week beginning 3 July 2017

Please note that full implementation of the new academic year structure will be introduced in 2017-18 across all levels of study.  The approved semester dates for 2017-20 within this new structure can be found below: 

Semester Dates 2017-18

Autumn Semester

Welcome Week

 

Monday 18 September –
Friday 22 September 2017

Weeks 1-12

Student Contact

Monday 25 September –
Friday 15 December 2017

3 Weeks

Christmas Vacation

Monday 18 December 2017 – Friday 5 January 2018

Deadline for publication of semester 1 assessment results

 

Tuesday 6 February 2018

 Spring Semester

Weeks 13-23

Student Contact

Monday 8 January –
Friday 23 March 2018 

3 Weeks

Easter Vacation

Monday 26 March –
Friday 13 April 2018

Week 24

Student Contact

Monday 16 April –
Friday 20 April 2018 

3 Weeks

Assessment

Monday 23 April –
Saturday 12 May 2018

3 Weeks

Development

Monday 14 May –
Friday 1 June 2018

Deadline for publication of assessment results

 

Thursday 14 June 2018

Good Friday: 30 March 2018
Summer Graduation week: Monday 2 July – Saturday 7 July 2018

Semester Dates 2018-19

Autumn Semester

Welcome Week

 

Monday 17 September –
Friday 21 September 2018

Weeks 1-12

Student Contact

Monday 24 September –
Friday 14 December 2018

3 Weeks

Christmas Vacation

Monday 17 December 2018 –
Friday 4 January 2019

Deadline for publication of semester 1 assessment results

 

Tuesday 5 February 2019

 Spring Semester

Weeks 13-24

Student Contact

Monday 7 January –
Friday 29 March 2019 

1 Week

Revision 

Monday 1 April –
Friday 5 April 2019

3 Weeks

Easter Vacation

Monday 8 April –
Friday 26 April 2019

3 Weeks

Assessment

Monday 29 April –
Saturday 18 May 2019

2 Weeks

Development

Monday 20 May –
Friday 31 May 2019

Deadline for publication of assessment results

 

Thursday 13 June 2019

Good Friday: 19 April 2019
Summer Graduation week: Monday 1 July – Saturday 6 July 2019

Semester Dates 2019-20

Autumn Semester

Welcome Week

 

Monday 16 September –
Friday 20 September 2019

Weeks 1-12

Student Contact

Monday 23 September –
Friday 13 December 2019

3 Weeks

Christmas Vacation

Monday 16 December 2019 –
Friday 3 January 2020

Deadline for publication of semester 1 assessment results

 

Tuesday 4 February 2020

 Spring Semester

Weeks 13-24

Student Contact

Monday 6 January –
Friday 27 March 2020

3 Weeks

Easter Vacation

Monday 30 March –
Friday 17 April 2020

3 Weeks

Assessment

Monday 20 April – 
Saturday 9 May 2020

3 Weeks

Development

Monday 11 May –
Friday 29 May 2020

Deadline for publication of assessment results

 

Thursday 11 June 2020

Good Friday: 10 April 2020
Summer Graduation week: Thursday 2 July – Wednesday 8 July 2020

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