Term and Semester Dates

Further Education & Higher Education Term and Semester Dates

Find term and semester dates for the current and upcoming academic years for both Further Education (college) and Higher Education (undergraduates and postgraduates) courses.

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Further Education Courses

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Further Education Courses

Term Dates for Academic Year 2021/22

SEMESTER ONE
CommencesMonday 6th September 2021

Note: Year 2 students return
Monday 13th September 2021
Half termMonday 25th October 2021 to
Friday 29th October 2021
Inset dayMonday 1st November 2021
Teaching resumesTuesday 2nd November 2021
Christmas breakMonday 20th December 2021 to
Friday 31st December 2021
Teaching resumesTuesday 4th January 2022
Inset dayWednesday 12th January 2022
End of termFriday 11th February 2022
SEMESTER TWO
Half termMonday 14th February 2022 to
Friday 18th February 2022
CommencesMonday 21st February 2022
Inset dayMonday 1st March 2022
Easter breakMonday 4th April 2022 to
Friday 15th April 2022
Teaching resumesTuesday 19th April 2022
Inset dayThursday 28th April 2022
Bank HolidayMonday 2nd May 2022
Half-term breakMonday 30th May 2022 to
Friday 3rd June 2022
Teaching resumesMonday 6th June 2022
End of termThursday 23rd June 2022
PRESENTATION CEREMONY DATEFriday 24th June 2022

Further Education Courses

Term Dates for Academic Year 2020/21

SEMESTER ONE
Commences Monday 7th September 2020

Note: Year 2 students return
Monday 14th September 2020
Half term Monday 26th October 2020 to
Friday 30th October 2020
Inset days Monday 2nd 2020 to
Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Teaching resumes Wednesday 4th November 2020
Christmas break Monday 21st December 2020 to
Friday 1st January 2021
Teaching resumes Monday 4th January 2021
End of term Friday 12th February 2021
SEMESTER TWO
Half term Monday 15th February 2021 to
Friday 19th February 2021
Commences Monday 22nd February 2021
Easter break Monday 29th March 2021 to
Friday 9th April 2021
Teaching resumes Monday 12th April 2021
Half-term break Monday 31st May 2021 to
Friday 4th June 2021
Teaching resumes Monday 7th June 2021
End of term Thursday 24th June 2021
PRESENTATION CEREMONY DATE Friday 25th June 2021


Higher Education Courses

Semester Dates for Academic Year 2021/22

Please read all footnotes carefully.

Freshers’ Week
Monday 13 September 2021 to Friday 17 September 2021
Academic Enrolment and Induction
Academic Enrolment/Induction
(New Undergraduates)
Monday 13 September 2021 to
Friday 17 September 2021
Academic Enrolment/Induction
(Continuing Undergraduates and new and continuing full and part-time Postgraduates)
Friday 17 September 2021 only
SEMESTER ONE
Monday 20 September 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021
(13 weeks)
Teaching Weeks 1-13
(This includes assessment period. Please note that exam and coursework dates vary per course.)
Monday 20 September 2021 to
Friday 17 December 2021
Study Week (Week 6) Monday 25 October 2021 to
Friday 29 October 2021
Christmas Break Monday 20 December 2021 to
Friday 14 January 2022
Examinations for students with approved extenuating circumstances for Semester 1 exams originally scheduled before the Christmas Break only Wednesday 19 January 2022, Wednesday 26 January 2022 and Wednesday 02 February 2022
SEMESTER TWO
Monday 17 January 2022 to Friday 13 May 2022
(14 weeks)

Teaching Weeks 1-10
(This includes assessment period. Please note that exam and coursework dates vary per course.)

Dates may vary for Sports students.

Monday 17 January 2022 to
Friday 25 March 2022

Study Week (Week 5)

Dates may vary for Sports students.

Monday 14 February 2022 to
Friday 18 February 2022
Easter Break Monday 28 March 2022 to
Thursday 14 April 2022 (Friday 15 April 2022 is a Bank Holiday)

Teaching Weeks 11-14
(including assessment period. Please note that exam and coursework dates vary per course.)

And for CertHE Thoroughbred Stud Operations students.

And for Level 7 MVetPhys students with OSCE refers.

Tuesday 19 April 2022 (Monday 18 April 2022 is a Bank Holiday) to
Friday 13 May 2022


Monday 13 - Friday 24 June 2022

If refers are necessary they could take place up until mid-July

Refer assessment dates for students granted another opportunity by the June 2021-22 Awards/Progression Board.

Assessment dates for students with approved extenuating circumstances as follows:

  • Coursework originally due after the Easter Break
  • Exams originally scheduled after the Christmas Break
Examinations: Monday 11 July 2022 to Friday 15 July 2022

Coursework: Monday 11 July 2022 at 14:00

Refer assessment dates for students granted another opportunity by the July 2021-22 Refer Board.

Assessment dates for students with approved extenuating circumstances for assessments taken in the July 2022 assessment period.
Examinations: Monday 5 September 2022 to Friday 9 September 2022

Coursework: Monday 5 September 2022 at 14:00
Postgraduate Dissertation deadline for Full Time student Electronic Copy
Friday 9 September 2022
Hard Copy
Monday 19 September 2022
Postgraduate Dissertation deadline for Part-Time student (2020-21 cohort) Electronic Copy
Friday 24 February 2023
Hard Copy
Friday 3 March 2023
GRADUATION CEREMONY DATE TBC

You must be available for the assessment and refer assessment periods stated above. If you are ill or there is some other serious reason why you are unable to attend, you should submit an Extenuating Circumstances Form if appropriate.

For Extenuating Circumstances, Academic Offences and Academic Appeals deadlines and meeting dates please see the Quality Office page on Moodle.

Dates vary for MSci/BSc Bioveterinary Stage 3 students who have opted for a work placement, please see Course Scheme Manager for information.

The Course Scheme Manager will issue teaching and assessment dates for MSc/PGDip/PGCert Veterinary Physiotherapy students who follow a different timetable.

Higher Education Courses

Semester Dates for Academic Year 2020/21

Please read all footnotes carefully.

Freshers’ Week
Monday 14 September 2020 to Friday 18 September 2020
Academic Enrolment and Induction
Academic Enrolment/Induction
(New Undergraduates)
Monday 14 September 2020 to
Friday 18 September 2020
Academic Enrolment/Induction
(Continuing Undergraduates and new and continuing full and part-time Postgraduates)
Friday 18 September 2020 only
SEMESTER ONE
Monday 21 September 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020
(13 weeks)
Teaching Weeks 1-13 including assessment periods
(Please note that exam and coursework dates vary per course.)
Monday 21 September 2020 to
Friday 18 December 2020
Study Week (Week 6) Monday 26 October 2020 to
Friday 30 October 2020
Christmas Break Monday 21 December 2020 to
Friday 29 January 2021
Examinations for students with approved extenuating circumstances for Semester 1 exams originally scheduled before the Christmas Break only Wednesday 27 January 2021 and Wednesday 03 February 2021
SEMESTER TWO
Monday 1 February 2021 to Friday 28 May 2021
(14 weeks)

Teaching Weeks 1-8 including assessment periods
(Please note that exam and coursework dates vary per course.)

Monday 1 February 2021 to
Friday 26 March 2021

Study Week (Week 3)

Monday 15 February 2021 to
Friday 19 February 2021
Easter Break Monday 29 March 2021 to
Friday 9 April 2021

Teaching Weeks 8-14 including assessment periods
(Please note that exam and coursework dates vary per course.)

Monday 12 April 2021 to
Friday 28 May 2021

Refer assessment dates for students granted another opportunity by the June or July 2020-21 Awards/ Progression Board.

Assessment dates for students with approved extenuating circumstances as follows:

  • Coursework originally due after the Easter Break
  • Exams originally scheduled after the Christmas Break
Examinations: Monday 6 September 2021 to Friday 10 September 2021

Coursework: Monday 6 September 2021 at 14:00
Postgraduate Dissertation deadline for Full Time student Electronic Copy
Monday 20 September 2021
Postgraduate Dissertation deadline for Part Time student TBC
GRADUATION CEREMONY DATE Friday 29th October 2021

You must be available for the assessment and refer assessment periods stated above. If you are ill or there is some other serious reason why you are unable to attend, you should submit an Extenuating Circumstances Form if appropriate.

For Extenuating Circumstances, Academic Offences and Academic Appeals deadlines and meeting dates please see the Quality Office page on Moodle.

Dates vary for MSci/BSc Bioveterinary Stage 3 students who have opted for a work placement, please see Course Scheme Manager for information.

A separate schedule will be issued for MSc/PGDip/PGCert and Integrated Year 4 Veterinary Physiotherapy, Sports and Thoroughbred Stud Operations students by your Course Scheme Manager.