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 Date 
Online induction (new students) 13 September 2021
University and programme induction (new students) 20 September 2021
Welcome back and induction (returning students) 20 September 2021
Semester 1 teaching starts 27 September 2021
Winter graduation 13 to 17 December 2021 
Christmas break starts 20 December 2021
Christmas break ends 2 January 2022
Semester 1 assessment and exams 17 to 28 January 2022
Semester 1 ends 30 January 2022
Welcome to Semester 2 activities – non-teaching period 31 January to 6 February 2022
Semester 2 starts 7 February 2022
Prep for study/fieldwork/project – non-teaching period 4 April 2022
Easter break starts 11 April 2022
Easter break ends 24 April 2022
Semester 2 assessment and exams 23 May to 10 June 2022
Semester 2 ends 12 June 2022
Summer graduation 11 to 22 July 2022

2022/23 academic year

ActivityDate
Semester 1 starts 19 September 2022
Christmas break starts 16 December 2022
Christmas break ends 16 January 2023

Semester 1 ends

29 January 2023

Semester 2 starts

30 January 2023
Easter break starts 27 March 2023
Easter break ends 17 April 2023
Semester 2 ends 9 June 2023

2023/24 academic year

 Activity  Date 
Semester 1 starts 18 September 2023
Christmas break starts 15 December 2023
Christmas break ends 15 January 2024
Semester 1 ends 28 January 2024
Semester 2 starts 29 January 2024
Easter break starts 22 March 2024
Easter break ends 15 April 2024
Semester 2 ends 7 June 2024