Semester dates

2020/21 academic year

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're staggering our first semester for students. The three tables below show the key dates for:

Undergraduate and foundation year students
University welcome week and induction programme (new students) 21 September 2020
School and programme induction activities 28 September 2020
Semester 1 teaching starts 5 October 2020
Christmas break starts 21 December 2020
Christmas break ends 10 January 2021
Revision period – non-teaching period 1117 January 2021
Semester 1 assessments and exams 18–29 January 2021
Semester 1 ends 31 January 2021
Break – non-teaching period 17 February 2021
Semester 2 starts 8 February 2021
Easter break starts 29 March 2021
Easter break ends 11 April 2021
Semester 2 assessments and exams 19 May – 9 June 2021
Semester 2 ends 11 June 2021
Postgraduate taught students
University welcome and induction programme 5 and 12 October 2020
School and programme induction activities 19 October 2020
Semester 1 teaching starts 26 October 2020
Christmas break starts 21 December 2020
Christmas break ends 3 January 2021
Semester 1 teaching continues 422 January 2021
Semester 1 assessments and exams 25 January – 5 February 2021
Semester 1 ends 5 February 2021
Semester 2 starts 8 February 2021
Easter break starts 29 March 2021
Easter break ends 11 April 2021
Semester 2 assessments and exams 19 May – 9 June 2021
Semester 2 ends 11 June 2021

2022/23 academic year

The two tables below show the key dates for:

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