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

Higher Education Courses


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

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.

Examinations: Wednesday 13 July 2022 to Friday 15 July 2022

Coursework: Wednesday 13 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 Friday 19 September 2022
Postgraduate Dissertation deadline for Part-Time student (2020-21 cohort) Friday 3 March 2023
GRADUATION CEREMONY DATE 2 September 2022 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 application 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 students who follow a different timetable.

Higher Education Courses

Semester Dates for Academic Year 2022/23

Please read all footnotes carefully.

Freshers’ Week
Monday 12 September 2022 to Friday 16 September 2022
Academic Enrolment and Induction
Academic Enrolment/Induction
(New Undergraduates)
Monday 12 September 2022 to
Friday 16 September 2022
Academic Enrolment/Induction
(Continuing Undergraduates and new and continuing full and part-time Postgraduates)
Friday 16 September 2022
SEMESTER ONE
Monday 19 September 2022 to Friday 16 December 2022
(13 weeks)
Teaching Weeks 1-13
(This includes assessment period - please note that assessment dates vary per course.)
Monday 19 September 2022 to
Friday 16 December 2022
Study Week (Week 6) Monday 24 October 2022 to
Friday 28 October 2022
Christmas Break Monday 19 December 2022 to
Friday 13 January 2023
Exams for students with approved extenuating circumstances for Semester 1 exams originally scheduled before the Christmas Break only Wednesday 18 January 2023, Wednesday 25 January 2023 and Wednesday 01 February 2023
SEMESTER TWO
Monday 16 January 2023 to Friday 12 May 2023
(14 weeks)

Teaching Weeks 1-10
(This includes assessment periods - please note that assessment dates vary per course.)

Dates may vary for Sports students.

Monday 16 January 2023 to
Friday 24 March 2023

Study Week (Week 5)

Dates may vary for Sports students.

Monday 13 February 2023 to
Friday 17 February 2023
Easter Break Monday 27 March 2023 to Friday 14 April 2023

Teaching Weeks 11-14
(including assessment period - please note that assessment dates vary per course.)

Additionally for CertHE Thoroughbred Stud Operations students.

Additionally for Level 7 MVetPhys students with OSCE refers.

Monday 17 April 2023 to Friday 12 May 2023


Monday 12 - Friday 23 June 2023

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

Refer assessment dates for students granted another opportunity by the June Awards Board and/or for students with approved extenuating circumstances.

Examinations: Wednesday 12 July 2023 to Friday 14 July 2023

Coursework: Wednesday 13 July 2023 at 14:00

Refer assessment dates for students granted another opportunity by the July Refer Board and/or for students with approved extenuating circumstances for assessments taken in the July assessment period.

Examinations: Monday 4 September 2023 to Friday 8 September 2023

Coursework: Monday 5 September 2023 at 14:00
Postgraduate Dissertation deadline for Full-Time student September 2023 TBC
Postgraduate Dissertation deadline for Part-Time student (2020-21 cohort) TBC
GRADUATION CEREMONY DATE 2 September 2023 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 application 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 studentsstudents who follow a different timetable.