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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 Thursday 24th June 2021
PRESENTATION CEREMONY DATE Friday 25th June 2021

Further Education Courses
Term Dates for Academic Year 2019/20

SEMESTER 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
SEMESTER 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 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 25 February 2022
Hard Copy
Friday 4 March 2022
GRADUATION CEREMONY DATE 2 September 2022

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
(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 18 January 2021 to Friday 14 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.

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