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.

Some programmes may have slightly different start dates, so please refer to the dates provided by your programme/admissions team. 

2021/22 academic year

Activity    Start date    End date 
Online induction (new students) Monday, 13 September 2021  
University and programme induction (new students) Monday, 20 September 2021  
Welcome back and induction (returning students) Monday, 20 September 2021  
Semester 1 teaching starts Monday, 27 September 2021  
Christmas break Monday, 20 December 2021 Sunday, 16 January 2022
Semester 1 assessment and exams Monday, 17 January 2022 Friday, 28 January 2022
Semester 1 ends Sunday, 30 January 2022  
Non-teaching period Monday, 31 January 2022 Sunday, 6 February 2022
Semester 2 starts Monday, 7 February 2022  
Non-teaching period (prep for study/fieldwork/project) Monday, 4 April 2022 Sunday, 10 April 2022
Easter break Monday, 11 April 2022 Sunday, 24 April 2022
Semester 2 assessment and exams Monday, 23 May 2022 Friday, 10 June 2022
Semester 2 ends Sunday, 12 June 2022  
Summer graduation Monday, 11 July 2022 Friday, 22 July 2022

2022/23 academic year

ActivityStart date End date
Online induction (new students) Monday, 12 September 2022  
Welcome Week Monday, 19 September 2022  
Semester 1 teaching starts Monday, 26 September 2022  
Winter graduation Monday, 12 December 2022  
Christmas break Monday, 19 December 2022 Sunday, 15 January 2023

Semester 1 assessment and exams

Monday, 16 January 2023

Friday, 27 January 2023

Semester 1 ends

Sunday, 29 January 2023

 

Non-teaching period

Monday, 30 January 2023

Sunday, 5 February 2023

Semester 2 teaching starts

Monday, 6 February 2023

 
Non-teaching period (prep for study/fieldwork/project) Monday, 27 March 2023 Sunday, 2 April 2023
Easter break Monday, 3 April 2023 Sunday, 16 April 2023
Semester 2 assessment and exams Tuesday, 17 May 2023 Tuesday, 7 June 2023
Semester 2 ends Friday, 9 June 2023  
Summer graduation Monday, 10 July 2023  Friday, 21 July 2023

2023/24 academic year

 Activity Start date End date 
Online induction (new students) Monday, 11 September 2023  
Welcome Week Monday, 18 September 2023  
Semester 1 starts Monday, 25 September 2023  
Christmas break Monday, 18 December 2023 Sunday, 14 January 2024
Semester 1 ends Sunday, 28 January 2024  
Semester 2 starts Monday, 29 January 2024  
Easter break Monday, 25 March 2024 Sunday, 14 April 2024
Semester 2 ends Friday, 7 June 2024