skip to main content

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 2019/20

Autumn term

  • Higher Education: Monday 23 September 2019 – Friday 6 December 2019 (11 weeks)* [Freshers’ Week 16 September 2019]
  • 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.

*Higher education students at UAL have one week of no teaching in the autumn term and one week of no teaching in the spring term.

London College of Fashion have their non-teaching week from 28 October to 1 November 2019.
London College of Communication, Central Saint Martins and Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon have their non-teaching week from 3 to 7 February 2020.

Summer term

  • Higher Education: Tuesday 14 April 2020 – Friday 19 June 2020 (10 weeks)
    As a response to the Covid 19 Pandemic a 4 week extension beyond 19 June 2020 has been added to some University activities. This is to allow for extended assessment deadlines, and for staff to mark work and hold exam boards.
  • Further Education: Tuesday 14 April 2020 – Friday 22 May 2020 (6 weeks)

Public holidays

  • Monday 1 January 2020 is a Bank Holiday
  • Easter weekend is Friday 10 April to Monday 13 April 2020
  • May Day Bank Holiday is Friday 8 May 2020
  • Spring Bank Holiday is Monday 25 May 2020

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 - End date to be confirmed

Spring term

  • Higher Education: Monday 11 January 2021 – Friday 26 March 2021* (11 weeks)
  • Further Education: To be confirmed
  • *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: To be confirmed

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 6 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 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