Undergraduate students 2019/20

The undergraduate student year starts on Saturday 14 September 2019.?

Student year start and end dates are linked to Halls of Residence tenancy contract arrangements. Formal teaching will normally take place on weekdays.

  • Arrivals week (enrolment and orientation): 16–20 September 2019 (please note that many international students are invited to arrive from 9–11 September 2019)
  • Semester one teaching: 23 September–13 December 2019
  • Christmas vacation:?14 December 2019–5 January 2020
  • Semester one exam period: 6–17 January 2020
  • Semester two?teaching: 20 January–9 April 2020
  • Spring vacation: 10–26 April 2020
  • Semester two online timed assessment period: 27 April–15 May 2020
  • Marking, moderation and assessment boards: 18 May–26 June 2020
  • Publication of results: 3 July 2020
  • Referral/deferral period: 13 July–27 July 2020
  • Referral/deferral online timed assessments: 17–24?July 2020
  • Referral/deferral marking, moderation and assessment boards: 27 July–7 August 2020
  • Publication of referral/deferral results: 19?August?2020

Important announcement

Early May Bank Holiday

The May Day Bank Holiday will now be observed on Friday 8 May 2020 and not on Monday 4 May 2020, as originally published. Therefore, staff will be working from home on Monday 4 May, due to current lockdown restrictions, and the University will be closed on Friday 8 May.

Revised assessment & reassessment timelines

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the University has had to make a number of alterations to the timeline for this summer’s assessment and reassessment periods. These are listed in the term dates above and a more detailed schedule can be found here:

For more information on the revised term dates please see the following PDF:

Appendix for academic staff (University staff log-in required)

Postgraduate students 2019/20

Please note this PG calendar is the last year of the old format, which combined elements of both September and January PG calendars, and was not a comprehensive set of dates. No dedicated January PG calendar was previously published. This has been amended from 2020/21.

The postgraduate student year starts on Saturday 14 September 2019.

Student year start and end dates are linked to Halls of Residence tenancy contract arrangements. Formal teaching will normally take place on weekdays.

  • Arrivals week (enrolment and orientation): 12–13 September 2019?(please note that many international students are invited to arrive from 9–11 September 2019)
  • Arrivals week (enrolment and orientation): 16–20 September 2019
  • Semester one teaching: 24 September–13 December 2019
  • Christmas vacation: 14 December 2019–5 January 2020
  • Semester one exam period: 6–17 January 2020
  • Semester two teaching: 20 January–9 April 2020
  • Spring vacation: 10–26 April 2020
  • Semester online timed assessment period: 27 April–15 May 2020
  • Referral/deferral period: 13 July–27 July 2020
  • Referral/deferral online timed assessments: 17–24 July 2020
  • Final Postgraduate project deadline: 7 September 2020 (This date can be set earlier, refer to the module BB site)
  • Publication of results: 10 October 2020

A headline summary of key dates for January starters for 2019/20 has been added in this transition year below.

The January taught postgraduate student year starts on 11 January 2020.

Student year start and end dates are linked to Halls of Residence tenancy contract arrangements. Formal teaching will normally take place on weekdays.

  • International students are invited to come on the 13 January 2020
  • Arrivals week (enrolment and orientation): 14–17 January 2020
  • Semester two teaching: (students first semester) 20 January–9 April 2020
  • Spring vacation: 10–26 April 2020
  • Main online timed assessment period: 27 April–15 May 2020
  • Referral/deferral period: 13 July–27 July 2020
  • Referral/deferral online timed assessments: 13 July–24 July 2020
  • May 2020 Project/ dissertation work begins
  • Semester one teaching (students second semester) 21 September–7 December 2020
  • Christmas vacation: 12 December 2020–3 January 2021
  • Semester one exam period (students second semester) 4–15 January 2021
  • Publication of results: 5 March 2021

Important announcement

Early May Bank Holiday

The May Day Bank Holiday will now be observed on Friday 8 May 2020 and not on Monday 4 May 2020, as originally published. Therefore, staff will be working from home on Monday 4 May, due to current lockdown restrictions, and the University will be closed on Friday 8 May.

Revised assessment & reassessment timelines

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the University has had to make a number of alterations to the timeline for this summer’s assessment and reassessment periods. These are listed in the term dates above and a more detailed schedule can be found here:

For more information on the revised term dates please see the following PDF:

Undergraduate students 2020/21

The undergraduate student year starts on Saturday 12 September 2020.

Student year start and end dates are linked to Halls of Residence tenancy contract arrangements. Formal teaching will normally take place on weekdays.

  • Arrivals week (enrolment and?orientation): 14–18 September 2020 [note that many international students are invited to come from 7, 8, 9 September
  • Semester 1 teaching: 21 September–11 December 2020
  • Christmas vacation: 14 December 2020–5 January 2021
  • Semester 1 Exam Period: 4–15 January 2021
  • Semester 2 Teaching: 18 January–9 April 2021
  • Spring Vacation: 10–25 April 2021
  • Semester 2 Exam Period: 26 April–14 May 2021
  • Publication of Results: 18 June 2021
  • Graduation Ceremonies: 21, 22, 23 July 2021
  • Referral/deferral exams: 2 July–9 July 2021
  • Publication of referral/deferral results: 30 July 2021
  • Graduation Ceremonies: (Refer and Defer only) 8, 22 November 2021

For more information, please see the following PDF:

Appendix for academic staff (University staff log-in required)

Postgraduate students 2020/21

The postgraduate student year starts on Saturday 12 September 2020.

Student year start and end dates are linked to Halls of Residence tenancy contract arrangements. Formal teaching will normally take place on weekdays.

  • Arrivals week (enrolment and orientation): 14–18 September 2020 (please note that many international students are invited to come from 7-9 September 2020)
  • Semester one teaching: 21 September–11 December 2020
  • Christmas vacation: 12 December 2020–3 January 2021
  • Semester one exam period: 4–15 January 2021
  • Semester two teaching: 18 January–9 April 2021
  • Spring vacation: 10–25 April 2021
  • Semester two exam period: 26 April–14 May 2021
  • Publication of semester 1 & 2 module results: 18 June 2021
  • Referral/deferral exam period: 2 July–9 July 2021
  • Publication of module results, referral and deferral: 30 July 2021
  • Final Postgraduate project deadline: 9 September 2021. (This date can be set earlier, refer to the module BB site)
  • Publication of final results: 8 October 2021
  • Graduation Ceremonies: 8, 22 November 2021

For more information please see the following PDF:

January Postgraduate students 2020/21

The January postgraduate student year starts on 9 January 2021

Student year start and end dates are linked to Halls of Residence tenancy contract arrangements. Formal teaching will normally take place on weekdays.

  • Arrivals week (enrolment and orientation): 11–15 January 2021
  • Students first semester, University semester two, teaching: 18 January–9 April 2021
  • Spring vacation: 10–25 April 2021
  • Semester two exam period: 26 April–14 May 2021
  • Publication of semester two module results: 18 June 2021
  • Referral/deferral exam period: 2–9 July 2021
  • Publication of module results, referral & deferral: 30 July 2021
  • Summer vacation: 14 August–12 September 2021
  • Students second semester, University semester one, 27 September–17 December 2021
  • Christmas vacation: 18 December 2021–9 January 2022
  • Semester two exam period: 10–21 January? 2022
  • Final Postgraduate project deadline: 27 January 2022. (This date can be set earlier, refer to the module BB site)
  • Publication of results: 11 March 2022

For more information please see the following PDF:

Future term dates

These approved dates are accurate at the time of publishing, but can be subject to alteration. To note these calendar dates relate to standard courses.?For more details, please see the Appendix A PDFs in the years above in reference to the undergraduate calendars.

Academic Year 2021–22

Academic Year 2022–23

Academic Year 2023–24