Term Dates

These are the standard term dates for the University.

Specific dates may vary for some courses (e.g. for drama students and non-Foundation FE courses), and these variations together with other requirements including times of attendance and alignment with staff contracts will be for the relevant Head of College to approve.

Standard FE dates apply to FE Art & Design Foundation courses only

Standard University Term Dates 2015/16

Autumn term

Higher Education28 September 2015 – Friday 11 December 2015
11 weeks
Further EducationMonday 7 September 2015 – Friday 18 December 2015
15 weeks

(FE: 15 weeks in total including one week independent study week)

NB - Week beginning Monday 28 September 2015 is scheduled to be Freshers' Festival week.

Four week (FE two week) period free of timetabled student activities.

Spring term

Higher EducationMonday 11 January 2016 – Friday 18 March 2016
10 weeks
Further EducationMonday 4 January 2016 – Thursday 24 March 2016
12 weeks

Four week (FE two week) period free of timetabled student activities.

Summer term

Higher EducationMonday 18 April 2016 – Friday 24 June 2016
10 weeks
Further Education

Monday 11 April 2016 – Friday 20 May 2016
6 weeks

Public Holidays 2016

  • Friday 1 January 2016 is a Bank Holiday
  • Easter weekend is Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March 2016
  • May Day Bank Holiday is Monday 2 May 2016
  • Spring Bank Holiday is Monday 30 May 2016

Standard University Term Dates 2016/17

Autumn term

Higher EducationMonday 26 September 2016 – Friday 9 December 2016
11 weeks
Further EducationMonday 5 September 2016 – Friday 16 December 2016
15 weeks

(FE: 15 weeks in total including one week independent study week)

NB - Week beginning Monday 26 September 2016 is scheduled to be Freshers Festival week.

Four week (FE two week) period free of timetabled student activities.

Spring term

Higher EducationMonday 9 January 2017 – Friday 17 March 2017 
10 weeks
Further EducationTuesday 3 January 2017 – Friday 24 March 2017 
12 weeks

Four week (FE two week) period free of timetabled student activities.

Summer term

Higher EducationTuesday 18 April 2017 – Friday 23 June 2017 
10 weeks
Further Education

Monday 10 April 2017 – Friday 19 May 2017  
6 weeks

Public Holidays 2017

  • Monday 2 January 2017 is a Bank Holiday
  • Easter weekend is Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April 2017
  • May Day Bank Holiday is Monday 1 May 2017
  • Spring Bank Holiday is Monday 29 May 2017

Standard University Term Dates 2017/18

Autumn term

Higher EducationMonday 25 September 2017 – Friday 8 December 2017
11 weeks
Further EducationMonday 4 September 2017 – Friday 15 December 2017
15 weeks

(FE: 15 weeks in total including one week independent study week)

NB - Week beginning Monday 25 September 2017 is scheduled to be Freshers Festival week.

Four week (FE two week) period free of timetabled student activities.

Spring term

Higher EducationMonday 8 January 2018 – Friday 16 March 2018 
10 weeks
Further EducationTuesday 2 January 2018 – Friday 23 March 2018 
12 weeks

Four week (FE two week) period free of timetabled student activities.

Summer term

Higher EducationMonday 16 April 2018 – Friday 22 June 2018 
10 weeks
Further Education

Monday 9 April 2018 – Friday 18 May 2018 
6 weeks

Public Holidays 2018

  • Monday 1 January 2018 is a Bank Holiday
  • Easter weekend is Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April 2018
  • May Day Bank Holiday is Monday 7 May 2018
  • Spring Bank Holiday is Monday 28 May 2018

Standard University Term Dates 2018/19

Autumn term

Higher EducationMonday 24 September 2018 – Friday 7 December 2018
11 weeks
Further EducationMonday 3 September 2018 – Friday 14 December 2018
15 weeks

(FE: 15 weeks in total including one week independent study week)

NB - Week beginning Monday 24 September 2018 is scheduled to be Freshers Festival week.

Four week (FE two week) period free of timetabled student activities.

Spring term

Higher EducationMonday 7 January 2019 – Friday 15 March 2019 
10 weeks
Further EducationWednesday 2 January 2019 – Friday 29 March 2019 
12 weeks

Four week (FE two week) period free of timetabled student activities.

Summer term

Higher EducationMonday 15 April 2019 – Friday 21 June 2019 
10 weeks
Further Education

Monday 15 April 2019 – Friday 24 May 2019 
6 weeks

Public Holidays 2019

  • Monday 1 January 2019 is a Bank Holiday
  • Easter weekend is Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April 2019
  • May Day Bank Holiday is Monday 6 May 2019
  • Spring Bank Holiday is Monday 27 May 2019

Standard University Term Dates 2019/20

Autumn term

Higher EducationMonday 23 September 2019 – Friday 6 December 2019
11 weeks
Further EducationMonday 2 September 2019 – Friday 13 December 2019
15 weeks

(FE: 15 weeks in total including one week independent study week)

NB - Week beginning Monday 23 September 2019 is scheduled to be Freshers Festival week.

Four week (FE two week) period free of timetabled student activities.

Spring term

Higher EducationMonday 6 January 2020 – Friday 13 March 2020 
10 weeks
Further EducationMonday 6 January 2020 – Friday 27 March 2020 
12 weeks

Four week (FE two week) period free of timetabled student activities.

Summer term

Higher EducationMonday 13 April 2020 – Friday 19 June 2020 
10 weeks
Further Education

Monday 13 April 2020 – Friday 22 May 2020 
6 weeks

Public Holidays 2020

  • Monday 1 January 2020 is a Bank Holiday
  • Easter weekend is Friday 10 April to Monday 12 April 2020
  • May Day Bank Holiday is Monday 4 May 2020
  • Spring Bank Holiday is Monday 25 May 2020