Key dates

See all of our semester and vacation dates throughout each academic year.

Dates by academic year

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

Winter vacation

14 December 2020 to 1 January 2021

Vacation

1 February 2021 to 5 February 2021

Semester 2

8 February 2021 to 11 June 2021

Spring vacation

29 March 2021 to 16 April 2021

Summer vacation

14 June 2021 to 17 September 2021

Semester date exceptions

Students on full-time postgraduate taught courses starting in either September or February are required to study for the full academic year and therefore do not have a summer vacation.

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:

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

2021/22 academic year

Induction week for new students

20 September 2021 to 24 September 2021

Semester 1

27 September 2021 to 28 January 2022

Winter vacation

13 December 2021 to 31 December 2021

Vacation

31 January 2022 to 4 February 2022

Semester 2

7 February 2022 to 10 June 2022

Spring vacation

11 April 2022 to 29 April 2022

Summer vacation

13 June 2022 to 16 September 2022

Semester date exceptions

Students on full-time postgraduate taught courses starting in either September or February are required to study for the full academic year and therefore do not have a summer vacation.

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:

DateDescription
30 August 2021Bank Holiday
24 December 2021University closure day
25 December 2021Christmas Day
26 December 2021Boxing Day
27 December 2021Bank Holiday
28 December 2021Bank Holiday
29 December 2021University closure day
30 December 2021University closure day
31 December 2021University closure day
1 January 2022New Year’s Day
3 January 2022Bank Holiday
14 April 2022University closure day
15 April 2022Good Friday
18 April 2022Easter Monday
19 April 2022University closure day
20 April 2022University closure day
2 May 2022Early May Bank Holiday
2 June 2022Bank Holiday
3 June 2022Bank Holiday
29 August 2022August Bank Holiday

2022/23 academic year

Induction week for new students

19 September 2022 to 23 September 2022

Semester 1

26 September 2022 to 27 January 2023

Winter vacation

12 December 2022 to 30 December 2022

Vacation

30 January 2023 to 3 February 2023

Semester 2

6 February 2023 to 9 June 2023

Spring vacation

3 April 2023 to 21 April 2023

Summer vacation

12 June 2023 to 15 September 2023

Semester date exceptions

Students on full-time postgraduate taught courses starting in either September or February are required to study for the full academic year and therefore do not have a summer vacation.

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:

DateDescription
25 December 2022Christmas Day
26 December 2022Boxing Day
27 December 2022Bank Holiday
1 January 2023New Year’s Day
2 January 2023Bank Holiday
7 April 2023Good Friday
10 April 2023Easter Monday
1 May 2023Early May Bank Holiday
29 May 2023Spring Bank Holiday
28 August 2023August Bank Holiday

2023/24 academic year

Induction week for new students

18 September 2023 to 22 September 2023

Semester 1

25 September 2023 to 26 January 2024

Winter vacation

11 December 2023 to 29 December 2023

Vacation

29 January 2024 to 2 February 2024

Semester 2

5 February 2024 to 7 June 2024

Spring vacation

25 March 2024 to 12 April 2024

Summer vacation

10 June 2024 to 13 September 2024

Semester date exceptions

Students on full-time postgraduate taught courses starting in either September or February are required to study for the full academic year and therefore do not have a summer vacation.

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:

DateDescription
25 December 2023Christmas Day
26 December 2023Boxing Day
1 January 2024New Year’s Day
29 March 2024Good Friday
1 April 2024Easter Monday
6 May 2024Early May Bank Holiday
27 May 2024Spring Bank Holiday
26 August 2024August Bank Holiday