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Key dates

Semester dates 2015 - 2016

Induction week for new students

28 September 2015 to 2 October 2015

Semester 1

5 October 2015 to 5 February 2016

Semester 2

8 February 2016 to 17 June 2016

Winter vacation

21 December 2015 to 8 January 2016

Spring vacation

21 March 2016 to 15 April 2016

Summer vacation

20 June 2016 to 23 September 2016

Semester date exceptions

Students on a full-time one-year taught Masters programme are required to study for one calendar year and therefore do not have a summer vacation.

Research students, on a full-time PhD programme, are required to be in continuous attendance.  Any holiday should be agreed and taken in accordance with University regulations.

Public holidays and University closure dates 2015 - 2016

Public holidays

31 August 2015 – Summer Bank Holiday
25 December 2015 – Christmas Day
28 December 2015 – Boxing Day (substitute day)
1 January 2016 – New Year’s Day
25 March 2016 – Good Friday
28 March 2016 – Easter Monday
2 May 2016 – Early May Bank Holiday
30 May 2016 – Spring Bank Holiday

University closure days

29 December 2015
30 December 2015
31 December 2015
24 March 2016
29 March 2016
30 March 2016

Accommodation dates

Visit our accommodation pages for details of dates and deadlines related to University accommodation.