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

Standard University Term Dates 2018/19

Autumn term

  • Higher Education: Monday 24 September 2018 – Friday 7 December 2018 (11 weeks - please note Monday 17 September is the start date for London college of Fashion)
  • Further Education: Monday 3 September 2018 – Friday 14 December 2018 (15 weeks in total including one week independent study week)

NB: Week beginning Monday 24 September 2018 is scheduled to be Freshers' Festival week. LCF’s Fresher’s Festival Week is the week commencing 17 September.

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

Spring term

  • Higher Education: Monday 7 January 2019 – Friday 15 March 2019 (10 weeks)
  • Further Education: Monday 7 January 2019 – Friday 29 March 2019 (12 weeks)

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

Summer term

  • Higher Education: Monday 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 Education: Monday 23 September 2019 – Friday 6 December 2019 (11 weeks)
  • Further Education: Monday 2 September 2019 – Friday 13 December 2019 (15 weeks in total including one week independent study week)

NB: Week beginning Monday 16 September 2019 is scheduled to be Freshers Festival week.

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

Spring term

  • Higher Education: Monday 6 January 2020 – Friday 13 March 2020 (10 weeks)
  • Further Education: Monday 6 January 2020 – Friday 27 March 2020 (12 weeks)

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

Summer term

  • Higher Education: Tuesday 14 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 13 April 2020
  • May Day Bank Holiday is Monday 4 May 2020
  • Spring Bank Holiday is Monday 25 May 2020