Academic dates

Find out key dates for your autumn and spring semesters, including when to arrive, when teaching starts, exams and holidays. 

You are expected to stay in Bristol for the exam period. Alternative assessments can sometimes be arranged for January but cannot be arranged for the summer exam period. Contact global-opportunities@bristol.ac.uk if you have any questions.

2020/21 dates

Autumn semester dates 2020
ActivityDate
Online induction activities From 28th September
Welcome and Orientation 5 October
Teaching Block 1 5 October - 15 January
Winter vacation 21 December to 8 January
January assessment period 18 to 29 January
Spring semester dates 2021
ActivityDate
Welcome and Orientation 27 January
Teaching Block 2 1 February to 14 May
Spring vacation 29 March to 16 April
Summer assessment period 24 May to 14 June
Spring semester end date 18 June

2021/22 dates

Autumn semester dates 2021
ActivityDate
Welcome and Orientation 20 - 24 September
Teaching weeks 27 September - 17 December
Winter vacation 20 December - 7 January
January assessment period 10 - 21 January
Autumn semester end date 22 January
Spring semester dates 2022
ActivityDate
Welcome and Orientation 19 January
Teaching weeks 24 January - 6 May
Spring vacation 4 - 22 April
Summer revision week 9 - 13 May
Summer assessment period 16 May - 3 June
Spring semester end date 12 June
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