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Key dates

From semester start dates to exams to graduation ceremonies ...

2019/20

Autumn term
Welcome week and enrolment 
16 September 

Teaching begins
23 September - 13 December 2019

Winter exams
6 January - 17 January 2020

Winter/Spring term
27 January - 1 May 2020

Easter vacation
6 April - 17 April 2020

Summer and resit exams
Due to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation, the University is altering its normal examination practices to ensure that students have every opportunity to complete their work by the end of the summer period. Find out more.

Graduation ceremonies

Winter graduation:
16 January - 17 January 2020

Summer graduation:
Postponed - more information

2020/21

Autumn term
Welcome week and enrolment 
21 September 

Teaching begins
28 September - 18 December 2020

Winter exams
11 January - 22 January 2021

Winter/Spring term
1 February - 7 May 2021

Easter vacation
29 March - 9 April 2021

Summer exams
10 May - 28 May 2021

Resit exams
9 August - 20 August 2021

Graduation ceremonies
Winter graduation:
21 January - 22 January 2021

Summer graduation:
19 July - 23 July 2021

UK Bank Holidays

UK bank holidays
  2020 2021
New Year's Day 1 January 1 January
Good Friday 10 April 2 April
Easter Monday 13 April 5 April
Early May Bank Holiday 8 May 3 May
Spring Bank Holiday 25 May 31 May
Summer Bank Holiday 31 August 30 August
Christmas Day 25 December 27 December
Boxing Day 28 December 28 December

Non-standard dates

For specific and non-standard semester dates (e.g. Medicine, Health, Social Work), please contact your faculty directly.

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering