Academic & Student Affairs

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

Please note that, with the initial implementation of the new academic year structure, new assessment structures will be in operation for all Level 1 undergraduate students from September 2016.  Therefore, prospective students should be aware that the assessment period in Weeks 13-15 of the Autumn Semester will be replaced, in 2016-17 for Level 1 undergraduate students only, by a timetabled student development programme to facilitate a range of developmental opportunities for students, unless otherwise noted by your programme.  

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
Weeks 13-15 Revision Monday 15 May – Wednesday 17 May 2017
  Assessment Thursday 18 May – Saturday 3 June 2017
Deadline for return of examination results   Monday 19 June 2017

Rag Day: 15 February 2017 
Reading Day: 15 and 16 March 2016
Good Friday: 14 April 2017
Summer Graduation week: Week beginning 3 July 2017
August re-sit examinations: Monday 7 August – Saturday 19 August 2017
Deadline for return of examination results: Tuesday 29 August 2017

PLEASE NOTE

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