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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 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 2021

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

Public holidays

  • Monday 3 January 2022 is a bank holiday
  • Easter weekend is Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April 2022
  • Early May bank holiday is Monday 2 May 2022
  • Spring bank holiday is Thursday 2 June 2022
  • Platinum Jubilee bank holiday is Friday 3 June 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: Tuesday 11 April 2023 – Friday 16 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

Standard university term dates 2023/24

Autumn term

  • Higher Education: Monday 25 September 2023 – Friday 8 December 2023* [Freshers’ Week 18 September 2023]
  • Further Education: Monday 4 September 2023 – Friday 15 December 2023

Spring term

  • Higher Education: Monday 8 January 2024 – Friday 15 March 2024*
  • Further Education: Monday 8 January 2024 – Friday 29 March 2024
  • *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 8 April 2024 – Friday 14 June 2024
  • Further Education: Monday 15 April 2024 – Friday 24 May 2024

Public holidays

  • Monday 1 January 2024 is a Bank Holiday
  • Easter weekend is Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April 2024
  • May Day Bank Holiday is Monday 6 May 2024
  • Spring Bank Holiday is Monday 27 May 2024

Standard university term dates 2024/25

Autumn term

  • Higher Education: Monday 30 September 2024 – Friday 13 December 2024* [Freshers’ Week 23 September 2024]
  • Further Education: Monday 9 September 2024 – Friday 20 December 2024

Spring term

  • Higher Education: Monday 13 January 2025 – Friday 21 March 2025*
  • Further Education: Monday 6 January 2025 – Friday 28 March 2025
  • *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 14 April 2025 – Friday 20 June 2025
  • Further Education: Monday 14 April 2025 – Friday 27 May 2025

Public holidays

  • Wednesday 1 January 2025 is a Bank Holiday
  • Easter weekend is Friday 18 April to Monday 21 April 2025
  • May Day Bank Holiday is Monday 5 May 2025
  • Spring Bank Holiday is Monday 26 May 2025