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Students at graduation

Key dates

From term times to graduation, here are the key dates to note in your diary during The University of Manchester’s academic year.

2015/16 academic year
Semester 1 starts 21 September 2015
Winter graduation 14–18 December 2015
Christmas break starts 18 December 2015
Christmas break ends 18 January 2016
Semester 1 exams 18–29 January 2016
Semester 1 ends 31 January 2016
Semester 2 starts 1 February 2016
Easter break starts 18 March 2016
Easter break ends 11 April 2016
Semester 2 exams 19 May – 8 June 2016
Semester 2 ends 10 June 2016
Summer graduation 11–22 July 2016

 

2016/17 academic year
Semester 1 starts 19 September 2016
Winter graduation 12–16 December 2016
Christmas break starts 16 December 2016
Christmas break ends 16 January 2017
Semester 1 exams 16–27 January 2017
Semester 1 ends 29 January 2017
Semester 2 starts 30 January 2017
Easter break starts 31 March 2017
Easter break ends 24 April 2017
Semester 2 exams 18 May – 7 June 2017
Semester 2 ends 9 June 2017
Summer graduation 10–21 July 2017