Key dates

Teaching Blocks

2014/15

  • Welcome Week (week zero)
    22 September - 28 September 2014
  • Teaching Block 1
    29 September 2014 - 19 December 2014
  • January Assessment Period
    12 - 23 January 2015
  • Teaching Block 2
    26 January 2015 - 8 May 2015
  • Summer Assessment Period
    18 May - 5 June 2015

2015/16

  • Welcome Week (week zero)
    21 - 25 September 2015
  • Teaching Block 1
    28 September - 18 December 2015
  • January Assessment Period
    11 - 22 January 2016
  • Teaching Block 2
    25 January - 6 May 2016
  • Summer Assessment Period
    16 May - 3 June 2016

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Student vacation dates

2014/15

  • Christmas vacation
    Monday 22 December 2014 - Friday 9 January 2015
  • Easter vacation
    Monday 30 March - Friday 17 April 2015
  • Summer vacation
    Monday 15 June - Friday 18 September 2015

2015/16

  • Christmas vacation
    Monday 21 December 2015 - Friday 8 January 2016
  • Easter vacation
    Monday 21 March - Friday 8 April 2016
  • Summer vacation
    Monday 13 June - Friday 16 September 2016

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University closures

Easter 2015

  • Friday 3 April (bank holiday)
  • Monday 6 April (bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 7 April (University closure day)

Spring 2015

  • Monday 4 May 2015 (Early May bank holiday)
  • Monday 25 May 2015 (Spring bank holiday)

Summer bank holiday 2015

  • Monday 31 August (bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 1 September (University closure day)

Christmas 2015

  • Thursday 24 December (University closure day)
  • Friday 25 December (bank holiday)
  • Monday 28 December (bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 29 December (University closure day)
  • Wednesday 30 December (University closure day)
  • Thursday 31 December (University closure day)

New Year 2016

  • Friday 1 January (Bank Holiday)
  • Monday 4 January (Closure Day)

Easter 2016

  • Friday 25 March (Bank Holiday)
  • Monday 28 March (Bank Holiday)
  • Tuesday 29 March (Closure Day)

Spring 2016

  • Monday 2 May (Bank Holiday)
  • Monday 30 May (Bank Holiday)

Summer bank holiday 2016

  • Monday 29 August (Bank Holiday)
  • Tuesday 30 August (Closure Day)

Christmas 2016

  • Monday 26 December (Bank Holiday)
  • Tuesday 27 December (Bank Holiday)
  • Wednesday 28 December (Closure Day)
  • Thursday 29 December (Closure Day)
  • Friday 30 December (Closure Day)

7th Closure Day – Additional day to be taken as annual leave in the 2016 year

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Open days

The University holds three undergraduate open days each year.

Open days website

Graduation ceremonies

The next degree ceremonies will take place from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 February 2015, and Friday 17 to Friday 24 July 2015 (not including the weekend).

Library opening hours

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Examination dates

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University Almanac

For key dates further ahead please see the University almanac.

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