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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 university term dates 2020/21

Autumn term

Please note these dates have been amended in April 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Higher Education: Monday 19 October 2020 – Friday 18 December 2020* (9 weeks) [Freshers’ Week runs in week 1 from 19 October 2020]
  • Further Education: Monday 19 October 2020 - Friday 18 December 2020
For Postgraduate Research (PGR) students, the academic year begins on Thursday 1 October

Spring term

  • Higher Education: Monday 11 January 2021 – Friday 26 March 2021* (11 weeks)
  • Further Education: Monday 4 January 2021 – Friday 26 March 2021
  • *There will be no non-teaching week during the 2020/2021 academic year.

Summer term

  • Higher Education: Monday 12 April 2021 – Friday 18 June 2021 (10 weeks)
  • Further Education: Monday 12 April 2021 – Friday 25 June 2021
For Central Saint Martins, Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Foundation Art and Design (FAD) students, the academic year finishes Friday 11 June 2021

Public holidays

  • Friday 1 January 2021 is a Bank Holiday
  • Easter weekend is Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April 2021
  • May Day Bank Holiday is Monday 3 May 2021
  • Spring Bank Holiday is Monday 31 May 2021

Standard university term dates 2021/22

Autumn term

  • Higher Education: Monday 27 September 2021 – Friday 10 December 2021* [Freshers’ Week 20 September 2021]
  • Further Education: Monday 13 September 2021 – Friday 17 December

Spring term

  • Higher Education: Monday 10 January 2022 – Friday 18 March 2022*
  • Further Education: Monday 10 January 2022 – Friday 1 April 2022
  • *For HE, a non-teaching week will be included within week 5 of the spring term. The exact scheduling of this will be dependent on the individual course offer and communicated to students at the beginning of their studies.

Summer term

  • Higher Education: Tuesday 19 April 2022 – Friday 24 June 2022
  • Further Education: Tuesday 19 April 2022 – Friday 24 June 2022
  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design [FAD] – Tuesday 19 April 2022 - Friday 27 May 2022

Public holidays

  • Monday 3 January 2022 is a Bank Holiday
  • Easter weekend is Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April 2022
  • May Day Bank Holiday is Monday 2 May 2022
  • Spring Bank Holiday is Monday 30 May 2022

Standard university term dates 2022/23

Autumn term

  • Higher Education: Monday 26 September 2022 – Friday 9 December 2022* [Freshers’ Week 19 September 2022]
  • Further Education: Monday 5 September 2022 – Friday 16 December 2022

Spring term

  • Higher Education: Monday 9 January 2023 – Friday 17 March 2023*
  • Further Education: Monday 9 January 2023 – Friday 31 March 2023
  • *For HE, a non-teaching week will be included within week 5 of the spring term. The exact scheduling of this will be dependent on the individual course offer and communicated to students at the beginning of their studies.

Summer term

  • Higher Education: Monday 17 April 2023 – Friday 23 June 2023
  • Further Education: Monday 17 April 2023 – Friday 26 May 2023

Public holidays

  • Monday 2 January 2023 is a Bank Holiday
  • Easter weekend is Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April 2023
  • May Day Bank Holiday is Monday 1 May 2023
  • Spring Bank Holiday is Monday 29 May 2023