Key dates (University Almanac)

Please note that the academic dates below relate to the standard teaching, examination and term dates at the University, however the academic dates may vary for some programmes of study, in particular postgraduate or professional programmes.

  2015/162016/172017/18
Welcome Week 21 - 25 September 2015 19 - 23 September 2016 18 - 22 September 2017
Teaching Block 1 28 September - 18 December 2015 26 September - 16 December 2016 25 September - 15 December 2017
Christmas vacation (students) 21 December 2015 - 8 January 2016 19 December 2016 - 6 January 2017 18 December 2017 - 5 January 2018
University Christmas closure

Thursday 24 December 2015 (CD)
Friday 25 December 2015 (BH)
Monday 28 December 2015(BH)
Tuesday 29 December 2015 (CD)
Wednesday 30 December 2015 (CD)
Thursday 31 December 2015 (CD)
Friday 1 January 2016 (BH)
Monday 4 January 2016 (CD)

Monday 26 December 2016 (BH)
Tuesday 27 December 2016 (BH)
Wednesday 28 December 2016 (CD)
Thursday 29 December 2016 (CD)
Friday 30 December 2016 (CD)
Monday 2 January 2017 (BH)
Tuesday 3 January 2017 (CD) *

tbc 
January assessment period 11 - 22 January 2016 9 - 20 January 2017 8 - 19 January 2018
Teaching Block 2 25 January - 6 May 2016 23 January - 5 May 2017 22 January - 4 May 2018
Winter degree congregations 16 - 18 February 2016 tbc tbc 
Easter vacation (students) 21 March - 8 April 2016 3 - 21 April 2017 26 March - 13 April 2018
University Easter closure Friday 25 March 2016 (BH)
Monday 28 March 2016 (BH)
Tuesday 29 March 2016 (CD)
Friday 14 April 2017 (BH)
Monday 17 April 2017 (BH)
Tuesday 18 April 2017 (CD)
tbc
May bank holidays 2 and 30 May 2016 1 and 29 May 2017 7 and 28 May 2018
Summer revision week 9 - 13 May 2016 8 - 12 May 2017 7 - 11 May 2018
Summer assessment period 16 May - 3 June 2016 15 May - 2 June 2017 14 May - 1 June 2018
Summer vacation (students) 13 June - 16 September 2016 12 June - 15 September 2017 11 June - 14 September 2018 
Undergraduate open days 17 and 18 June 2016 tbc tbc 
Convocation AGM 9 July 2016 tbc tbc 
Summer degree congregations 15 - 22 July 2016 14 - 21 July 2017 tbc 
University summer closure Monday 29 (BH) and Tuesday 30 (CD) August 2016 Monday 28 (BH) and Tuesday 29 (CD) August 2017 tbc  
Re-sits and supplementary exams 24 August - 6 September 2016 tbc tbc 
Undergraduate open day 9 September 2016 tbc tbc 

Note: Winter and Summer congregations am and pm
BH = Bank holiday / CD = Closure day

* In 2016, Christmas Eve is on a Saturday, so to have the four closure days around Christmas, one would need to be the day before Christmas Eve. In principle, we don't have a closure day before Christmas Eve and so there will be three closure days around Christmas, with the fourth day being added to annual leave entitlement for 2016, which staff can take during the year. We will revert back to the seven closure days in 2017.

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Open days

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