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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.

Welcome Week is mandatory for new students in 2019-20, and may include formal teaching activities. 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.

The precise timetable of activity varies between programmes and, 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 programme specific information.

The approved semester dates for 2018-21 can be found below.

  • Semester Dates 2018-19 (Amended June 2018)

     

    Date

    Undergraduate

    Postgraduate Taught

    Wednesday 12 September - Sunday 16 September 2018

    International Students Welcome Week

    Monday 17 September – Friday 21 September 2018

    Welcome Week

    Monday 24 September – Friday 14 December 2018

    Weeks 1-12

    Monday 17 December 2018 – Friday 4 January 2019

    Christmas Vacation

    Monday 7 January – Friday 5 April 2019

    Weeks 13-25

    Monday 8 April – Friday 26 April 2019

    Easter Vacation

    Monday 29 April – Friday 31 May 2019

    Weeks 26-30

    Monday 3 June - Friday 13 September 2019

    Summer Vacation

    Dissertation or research project

    Week 12 can be used flexibly depending on programme requirements

    Week 13 will be a student development week

    Week 25 is now available for scheduled teaching

    RAG Day: Wednesday 20 February 2019

    Reading Day: Friday 15 March 2019

    Formal exams for UG students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 26-28

    Developmental opportunities for UG students will be scheduled during weeks 13, 29-30

    Formal exams for PGT students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 26-30

    Deadline for publication of semester 1 assessment results: Tuesday 5 February 2019

    Deadline for publication of semester 2 assessment results: Thursday 13 June 2019

    Supplementary Assessment (exam re-sits): Monday 5 August – Saturday 17 August 2019

    Winter Graduation week:  Thursday 13 December - Friday 14 December 2018

    Summer Graduation week: Thursday 27 June – Wednesday 3 July 2019

  • Semester Dates 2020-21 (Amended December 2018)

     

    Date

    Undergraduate

    Postgraduate Taught

    Monday 21 September – Friday 18 December 2020

    Weeks 1-13 (to include induction activities)

    Monday 21 December 2020 – Friday 8 January 2021

    Christmas Vacation

    Monday 11 January – Friday 26 March 2021

    Weeks 14-24

    Monday 29 March – Friday 16 April 2021

    Easter Vacation

    Monday 19 April – Friday 4 June 2021

    Weeks 25-31

    Monday 7 June - Friday 17 September 2021

    Summer Vacation

    Dissertation or research project

    RAG Day: Wednesday 17 February 2021

    Formal exams for UG students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 27-29

    Developmental opportunities for UG students will be scheduled during weeks 14, 30-31

    Formal exams for PGT students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 27-31

    Deadline for publication of semester 1 assessment results: Tuesday 11 February 2021

    Deadline for publication of semester 2 assessment results: Thursday 17 June 2021

    Winter Graduation week:  Thursday 10 December - Friday 11 December 2020

    Summer Graduation week: Thursday 1 July – Wednesday 7 July 2021