Semester dates

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

 

 

2017/18 academic year
Semester 1 starts 18 September 2017
Winter graduation 11–15 December 2017
Christmas break starts 15 December 2017
Christmas break ends 15 January 2018
Semester 1 exams 15–26 January 2018
Semester 1 ends 28 January 2018
Semester 2 starts 29 January 2018
Easter break starts 23 March 2018
Easter break ends 16 April 2018
Semester 2 exams 16 May–6 June 2018
Semester 2 ends 8 June 2018
Summer graduation 9–20 July 2018

 

 

2020/21 academic year*
*Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're staggering our first semester for students.
New undergraduate and foundation year students
University welcome and induction programme 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 11 January 2021
Revision period 11–17 January 2021
Semester 1 exams 18–29 January 2021
Semester 1 ends 31 January 2021
Break 1–7 February 2021
Semester 2 starts 8 February 2021
Easter break starts 29 March 2021
Easter break ends 12 April 2021
Semester 2 exams 19 May–9 June 2021
Semester 2 ends 11 June 2021
Returning undergraduate students
Welcome back week with School and programme level introductions 28 September 2020
Semester 1 teaching starts 5 October 2020
Christmas break starts 21 December 2020
Christmas break ends 11 January 2021
Revision period 11–17 January 2021
Semester 1 exams 18–29 January 2021
Semester 1 ends 31 January 2021
Break 1–7 February 2021
Semester 2 starts 8 February 2021
Easter break starts 29 March 2021
Easter break ends 12 April 2021
Semester 2 exams 19 May–9 June 2021
Semester 2 ends 11 June 2021
Postgraduate taught students (new and returning)
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 4 January 2021
Semester 1 teaching continues 4–22 January 2021
Semester 1 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 12 April 2021
Semester 2 exams 19 May–9 June 2021
Semester 2 ends 11 June 2021