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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
Inset day Thursday 29th April to
Friday 30th April 2021
Half-term break Monday 31st May 2021 to
Friday 4th June 2021
Teaching resumes Monday 7th June 2021
End of term Friday 24th June 2021
PRESENTATION CEREMONY DATE 25th June 2021

Further Education Courses
Term Dates for Academic Year 2019/20

Term One
CommencesMonday 2nd September 2019

Note: Year 2 students return
Monday 9th September 2019
Half termMonday 28nd October 2019 to
Friday 1st November 2019
Inset daysMonday 4th 2019 to
Tuesday 5th November 2019
Teaching resumesWednesday 6th November 2019
Christmas breakMonday 23th December 2019 to
Friday 3rd January 2020
Teaching resumesMonday 6th January 2020
End of termFriday 14th February 2020
Term Two
Half termMonday 17th February 2020 to
Friday 21st February 2020
CommencesMonday 24th February 2020
Easter breakMonday 6th April 2020 to
Friday 17th April 2020
Teaching resumesMonday 20th April 2020
Inset dayThursday 30th April to
Friday 1st May 2020
Half-term breakMonday 25th May 2020 to
Friday 29th May 2020
Teaching resumesMonday 1st June 2020
End of termFriday 19th June 2020
PRESENTATION CEREMONY DATE19th June 2020

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
(This includes assessment period. 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 15 January 2021
Examinations for students with approved extenuating circumstances for Semester 1 exams originally scheduled before the Christmas Break only Wednesday 20 January 2021, Wednesday 27 January 2021 and Wednesday 03 February 2021
SEMESTER TWO: Monday 20 January 2021 to Friday 15 May 2021 (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 18 January 2021 to
Friday 26 March 2021

Study Week (Week 5)

Dates may vary for Sports students.

Monday 15 February 2021 to
Friday 19 February 2021
Easter Break Monday 29 March 2021 to
Friday 16 April 2021

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

And for CertHE Thoroughbred Stud Operations students.

Monday 19 April 2021 to
Friday 14 May 2021

Monday 14 - Friday 25 June 2021

Refer assessment dates for students granted another opportunity by the June 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 12 July 2021 to Friday 16 July 2021

Coursework: Monday 12 July 2021 at 14:00

Refer assessment dates for students granted another opportunity by the July 2020-21 Refer Board.

Assessment dates for students with approved extenuating circumstances for assessments taken in the July 2021 assessment period.
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
Friday 10 September 2021
Hard Copy
Monday 20 September 2021
Postgraduate Dissertation deadline for Part Time student TBC
GRADUATION CEREMONY DATE 3 September 2021 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.

For MVetPhys Year 4 students, please note some dates are still TBC.

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 table will be issued for MSc/PGDip/PGCert Veterinary Physiotherapy students.

Higher Education Courses
Semester Dates for Academic Year 2019/20

Please note that a separate table will be issued asap for MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy students.

Freshers’ Week
Monday 16 September 2019 to Friday 20 September 2019
Academic Enrolment and Induction
Academic Enrolment/Induction
(New Undergraduates)
Monday 16 September 2019 to
Friday 20 September 2019
Academic Enrolment/Induction
(Continuing Undergraduates and new and continuing full and part-time Postgraduates)
Friday 20 September 2019 only
SEMESTER ONE: Monday 23 September 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019 (13 weeks)
Teaching Weeks 1-13
(This includes assessment period. Please note that exam and coursework dates vary per course.)
Monday 23 September 2019 to
Friday 20 December 2019
Reading Week (Week 6)Monday 28 October 2019 to
Friday 1 November 2019
Christmas BreakMonday 23 December 2019 to
Friday 17 January 2020
Examinations for students with approved extenuating circumstances for Semester One onlyWednesday 22 January 2020, Wednesday 29 January 2020 and Wednesday 05 February 2020
SEMESTER TWO: Monday 20 January 2020 to Friday 15 May 2020 (14 weeks)

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

Or for Sports students

Monday 20 January 2020 to
Friday 27 March 2020

Monday 13 January 2020 to Friday 27 March 2020
Reading Week (Week 5)Monday 17 February 2020 to
Friday 21 February 2020

Except Sport courses, see Course Scheme Manager for information
Easter BreakMonday 30 March 2020 to
Friday 17 April 2020

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

And for CertHE Thoroughbred Stud Operations students.

Monday 20 April 2020 to
Friday 15 May 2020

Monday 15 - Friday 26 June 2020
Refer assessments, Years 1, 2 and 3 for Semester One and Two and assessments for students with approved extenuating circumstances for Semester Two.Examinations: Monday 13 July 2020 to Friday 17 July 2020

Coursework: Monday 13 July 2020 at 14:00 (please note for students with extenuating circumstances, alternative deadlines may be agreed in liaison with you)
Postgraduate Dissertation deadline for Full Time studentElectronic Copy
Friday 11 September 2020
Hard Copy
Monday 21 September 2020
Postgraduate Dissertation deadline for Part Time studentElectronic Copy
Friday 19 February 2021
Hard Copy
Friday 26 February 2021
GRADUATION CEREMONY DATEEarly September 2020 (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.

For MVetPhys Year 4 students, please note the Dissertation final hand in date is still TBC as is one module assessment hand in date which may affect your course dates, this will be updated asap.