Semester dates

Our term dates vary based on the type of course. Students who are registered on a course with a non-standard or extended academic year, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level, will be advised of the dates for their course separately.

If you have any questions about your course start date, please contact your tutor or the Course Information Point for your campus.

Term Dates (2016-2017 academic year)

Autumn Term 19 September 2016 to 16 December 2016
Spring Term 9 January 2017 to 7 April 2017
Summer Term 24 April 2017 to 2 June 2017

The term dates above are in the format required for applying to Student Finance England (SfE) or your alternative funding body.

NB: Some courses run outside these dates e.g. Nursing and Allied Health Professions programmes (Occupational Therapy, Radiography and Physiotherapy), Creative and Performing Arts programmes and programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (PGCE Secondary, PGCE Primary, PGCE Distributed Learning, School Direct and undergraduate 3 and 4 Year QTS courses).

Academic Calendar

This is an indicative calendar for standard undergraduate programmes. A full timetable will be provided at the start of term.

DateActivity
19 September 2016 Induction Week
26 September 2016 Semester 1 teaching begins (all years)
21 November 2016 Graduation Ceremonies week
16 December 2016 Semester 1 teaching ends
9 January 2017 Semester 1 examination period begins
23 January 2017 Semester 2 teaching begins
10 April 2017 Easter break commences
24 April 2017 Semester 2 teaching recommences
1 May 2017 Semester 2 examination period begins
17 July 2017 Graduation Ceremonies week
14 August 2017 Reassessment examination week

Public Holidays (England and Wales)

DateHoliday
25 December 2016 Christmas Day
26 December 2016 Boxing Day
27 December 2016 Christmas Day (substitute day)
1 January 2017 New Year’s Day
2 January 2017 New Year’s Day (substitute day)
14 April 2017 Good Friday
17 April 2017 Easter Monday
1 May 2017 Early May Bank Holiday
29 May 2017 Spring Bank Holiday
28 August 2017 Summer Bank Holiday

Further information on public holidays in Scotland or Northern Ireland is available via www.gov.uk/bank-holidays.

Term Dates (2015-2016 academic year)

Autumn Term 21 September 2015 - 14 December 2015
Spring Term 4 January 2016 - 14 March 2016
Summer Term 4 April 2016 - 23 May 2016

The term dates above are in the format required for applying to Student Finance England (SfE) or your alternative funding body.

NB: Some courses run outside these dates e.g. Nursing and Allied Health Professions programmes (Occupational Therapy, Radiography and Physiotherapy), Creative and Performing Arts programmes and programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (PGCE Secondary, PGCE Primary, PGCE Distributed Learning, School Direct and undergraduate 3 and 4 Year QTS courses).

Academic Calendar

This is an indicative calendar for standard undergraduate programmes. A full timetable will be provided at the start of term.

DateActivity
21 September 2015 Induction Week
28 September 2015 Semester 1 teaching begins (all years)
23-27 November 2015 Graduation Ceremonies week
18 December 2015 Semester 1 teaching ends
4 January 2016 Semester 1 examination period begins
18 January 2016 Semester 2 teaching begins
21 March 2016 Easter break commences
4 April 2016 Semester 2 teaching recommences
3 May 2016 Semester 2 examination period begins
24 June 2016 Finalist results published (excluding Brampton Road Performing Arts, Games, Digital Arts and Nursing students)
11 July 2016 Finalist results published for Brampton Road Performing Arts, Games, Digital Arts and Nursing students. Progressing students results published.
11-15 July 2016 Graduation Ceremonies week
15 July 2016 Finalist results published for Postgraduate students
3 August 2016 Finalist results published for L4 & 5 BA Social Work, BSc Occupational Therapy and BSc Physiotherapy
15-19 August 2016 Reassessment examination week
1 September 2016 Reassessment Board period begins

Public Holidays (England and Wales)

DateHoliday
25 December 2015 Christmas Day
26 December 2015 Boxing Day
1 January 2016 New Year’s Day
25 March 2016 Good Friday
28 March 2016 Easter Monday
2 May 2016 Early May Bank Holiday
30 May 2016 Spring Bank Holiday
29 August 2016 Summer Bank Holiday

Further information on public holidays in Scotland or Northern Ireland is available via www.gov.uk/bank-holidays.