Key dates

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

Dates by 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
16 April 2020 University closure day
17 April 2020 University closure day
8 May 2020 Early 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

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 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
26 December 2020 Boxing Day
28 December 2020 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

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 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 2021 Christmas Day
26 December 2021 Boxing Day
27 December 2021 Bank Holiday
28 December 2021 Bank Holiday
1 January 2022 New Year’s Day
3 January 2022 Bank Holiday
15 April 2022 Good Friday
18 April 2022 Easter Monday
2 May 2022 Early May Bank Holiday
30 May 2022 Spring Bank Holiday
29 August 2022 August 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 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 2022 Christmas Day
26 December 2022 Boxing Day
27 December 2022 Bank Holiday
1 January 2023 New Year’s Day
2 January 2023 Bank Holiday
7 April 2023 Good Friday
10 April 2023 Easter Monday
1 May 2023 Early May Bank Holiday
29 May 2023 Spring Bank Holiday
28 August 2023 August 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 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 2023 Christmas Day
26 December 2023 Boxing Day
1 January 2024 New Year’s Day
29 March 2024 Good Friday
1 April 2024 Easter Monday
6 May 2024 Early May Bank Holiday
27 May 2024 Spring Bank Holiday
26 August 2024 August Bank Holiday