Key dates

See all of our key dates throughout each academic year.

2019/20 academic year

Induction week for new students

30 September 2019 to 4 October 2019

Semester 1

7 October 2019 to 7 February 2020

Winter vacation

23 December 2019 to 10 January 2020

Semester 2

10 February 2020 to 19 June 2020

Spring vacation

30 March 2020 to 24 April 2020

Summer vacation

22 June 2020 to 25 September 2020

Semester date exceptions

Students on a full-time one-year postgraduate taught course are required to study for one calendar year and therefore do not have a summer vacation. Courses typically finish on the second Friday in September.

Research students, on a full-time postgraduate research course, are required to be in continuous attendance.

The University will be closed on the following days:

Date Description
23 December 2019 University closure day
24 December 2019 University closure day
25 December 2019 Christmas Day
26 December 2019 Boxing Day
27 December 2019 University closure day
30 December 2019 University closure day
31 December 2019 University closure day
1 January 2020 New Year’s Day
9 April 2020 University closure day
10 April 2020 Good Friday
13 April 2020 Easter Monday
14 April 2020 University closure day
15 April 2020 University closure day
8 May 2020 May Bank Holiday
25 May 2020 Spring Bank Holiday
31 August 2020 August Bank Holiday

2020/21 academic year

Induction week for new students

21 September 2020 to 25 September 2020

Semester 1

28 September 2020 to 29 January 2021

Semester 2

8 February 2021 to 11 June 2021

Please note: University closures, holidays, observances and vacation periods to be advised.

Semester date exceptions

Students on a full-time one year postgraduate taught course are required to study for one calendar year and therefore do not have a summer vacation. Courses typically finish on the first or second Friday in September.

Research students, on a full-time postgraduate research course, are required to be in continuous attendance.

The University will be closed on the following days:

Date Description
25 December 2020 Christmas Day
28 December 2020 Boxing Day Bank Holiday
29 December 2020 University closure day
30 December 2020 University closure day
31 December 2020 University closure day
1 January 2021 New Year’s Day
1 April 2021 University closure day
2 April 2021 Good Friday
5 April 2021 Easter Monday
6 April 2021 University closure day
7 April 2021 University closure day
3 May 2021 Early May Bank Holiday
31 May 2021 Spring Bank Holiday
30 August 2021 August Bank Holiday

Other key dates

Our next open days will take place on:

  • Friday 5 July 2019
  • Saturday 6 July 2019
  • Saturday 14 September 2019
  • Sunday 13 October 2019.

View the application dates and deadlines relating to our accommodation.

2020

Postgraduate ceremonies

  • 2 and 3 April 2020

Undergraduate ceremonies

  • 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 July 2020

All dates are subject to change.

Find out more about our graduation ceremonies.
 

2021

Postgraduate ceremonies

  • 14, 15 and 16 April 2021

Undergraduate ceremonies

  • 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 July 2021

All dates are subject to change.

Find out more about our graduation ceremonies.