Dates (University Almanac)

Open days and visit days

Undergraduate open day 14 and 15 June 2024
Postgraduate campus tours Until September 2023
Postgraduate taught open day 12 March 2025

Key academic dates

The Structure of the Academic Year (SAY) will change from September 2024. There will still be two teaching blocks, and we have acted on student feedback to change the timing of assessments and ensure that students are given information about their progression in good time.

The dates up to academic year 2025/26 will therefore look like this:

  2023/24 2024/25 2025/26
Welcome week 18 to 22 September 2023 9 to 13 September 2024 15 to 19 September 2025

Teaching Block 1

25 September to 15 December 2023

16 September to 6 December 2024

22 September to 12 December 2025

TB1 Consolidation week
Your school will inform you during 2024 about activities and attendance requirements in this week

Decided by faculty

21 to 25 October 2024

27 to 31 October 2025

TB1 Assessment preparation week N/A 2 to 6 December 2024 8 to 12 December 2025

TB1 Assessment period

Refer to January assessment period below

9 to 13 December 2024

15 to 19 December 2025

Winter vacation
(undergraduate and postgraduate taught students only)
18 December 2023 to 5 January 2024 16 December 2024 to 3 January 2025 22 December 2025 to 9 January 2026
Spring term starts
Your school will inform you during 2024 about activities and attendance requirements in this week
8 January 2024 6 January 2025 12 January 2026
January assessment period 8 to 19 January 2024 Refer to TB1 assessment period above Refer to TB1 assessment period above

Teaching Block 2

22 January to 3 May 2024

13 January to 4 April 2025

19 January to 24 April 2026

TB2 Consolidation week
Your school will inform you during 2024 about activities and attendance requirements in this week

Decided by faculty

17 to 21 February 2025

23 to 27 February 2026

TB2 Assessment preparation week

Refer to Summer revision week below

31 March to 4 April 2025

27 April to 1 May 2026

Graduation: Winter degree congregations 19 to 23 February 2024 TBC TBC
Spring vacation
(undergraduate and postgraduate taught students only)
25 March to 12 April 2024 7 to 25 April 2025 23 March to 10 April 2026
Summer revision week 7 to 10 May 2024 Refer to TB2 Assessment preparation week above Refer to TB2 Assessment preparation week above
TB2 Assessment period 13 to 31 May 2024 28 April to 16 May 2025 5 to 22 May 2026
Summer vacation starts
(undergraduate students only)
10 June 2024 26 May 2025 1 June 2026
Graduation: Summer degree congregations 23 July to 1 Aug 2024 8 to 16 July 2025 TBC
Standard reassessment coursework deadline 5 August 2024 21 July 2025 TBC
Reassessment period 5 to 15 August 2024 21 July to 1 August 2025 TBC
PGT dissertation submission deadline 5 September 2024 29 August 2025 4 September 2026
Summer vacation ends 6 September 2024 12 September 2025 TBC

Please note that the academic dates above relate to the standard teaching, examination and term dates for students at the University. Some undergraduate and postgraduate programmes do not follow standard term dates; we will inform students on these programmes. Taught postgraduate students on most programmes use the summer months to complete a dissertation or research project.

An overview of the key changes to the structure of the academic year is available online, however if you have any urgent queries about the new Structure of the Academic Year please contact say-project@bristol.ac.uk.

University closure days and bank holidays

2023/24

Winter 2023/24 closure

  • Friday 22 December 2023 (closure day)
  • Monday 25 December 2023 (bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 26 December 2023 (bank holiday)
  • Wednesday 27 December 2023 (closure day)
  • Thursday 28 December 2023 (closure day)
  • Friday 29 December 2023 (closure day)
  • Monday 1 January 2024 (bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 2 January 2024 (closure day)

Spring 2024 closure

  • Friday 29 March 2024 (bank holiday)
  • Monday 1 April 2024 (bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 2 April 2024 (closure day)

May 2024 bank holidays

  • Monday 6 May 2024
  • Monday 27 May 2024

Summer 2024 closure

  • Monday 26 August 2024 (bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 27 August 2024 (closure day)

2024/25

Winter 2024/25 closure

  • Tuesday 24 December 2024 (closure day)
  • Wednesday 25 December 2024 (bank holiday)
  • Thursday 26 December 2024 (bank holiday)
  • Friday 27 December 2024 (closure day)
  • Monday 30 December 2024 (closure day)
  • Tuesday 31 December 2024 (closure day)
  • Wednesday 1 January 2025 (bank holiday)
  • Thursday 2 January 2025 (closure day)

Spring 2025 closure

  • Friday 18 April 2025 (bank holiday)
  • Monday 21 April 2025 (bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 22 April 2025 (closure day)

May 2025 bank holidays

  • Monday 5 May 2025
  • Monday 26 May 2025

Summer 2025 closure

  • Monday 25 August 2025 (bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 26 August 2025 (closure day)

2025/26

Winter 2025/26 closure

  • Wednesday 24 December 2025 (closure day)
  • Thursday 25 December 2025 (bank holiday)
  • Friday 26 December 2025 (bank holiday)
  • Monday 29 December 2025 (closure day)
  • Tuesday 30 December 2025 (closure day)
  • Wednesday 31 December 2025 (closure day)
  • Thursday 1 January 2026 (bank holiday)
  • Friday 2 January 2026 (closure day)

Spring 2026 closure

  • Friday 3 April 2026 (bank holiday)
  • Monday 6 April 2026 (bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 7 April 2026 (closure day)

May 2026 bank holidays

  • Monday 4 May 2026
  • Monday 25 May 2026

Summer 2026 closure

  • Monday 31 August 2026 (bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 1 September 2026 (closure day)

University key dates calendar

Current students and staff can add the key dates calendar to your own calendar.

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