Term dates

We are open throughout the year, with events and activities taking place over the summer and during vacations.

Term dates and assessment periods

These term dates are for all students, although the exact dates and assessment periods that apply to you will depend on your course.

You can check the term dates and assessment periods that apply to you by contacting your school or by logging on to Study Direct.

2017/18 term dates

 2017-18
Arrivals weekend 

16 September 2017

Welcome week 

18 September 2017

Autumn term begins

18 September 2017 

Teaching begins (block 1)

25 September 2017 

Teaching ends (block 1)

15 December 2017 

Christmas vacation

16 December 2017 - 7 January 2018

Spring term begins

8 January 2018 

Private study period

8-10 January 2018

Mid-year assessment period begins

11-26 January 2018

Inter-session week

27 January 2018 to 4 February 2018

Teaching begins (block 2)

5 February 2018

Easter vacation

24 March 2018 - 8 April 2018

Summer term begins

9 April 2018

Teaching resumes (block 2)

9 April 2018

Teaching ends (block 2)

11 May 2018

Private study period

14-16 May 2018

Summer assessment period

17 May to 15 June 2018

Summer term ends

15 June 2018

Summer graduation

23-27 July 2018

Summer vacation assessment period

20 August to 7 September 2018

2018/19 term dates

 2018-19
Arrivals weekend 

15 September 2018

Autumn term begins

17 September 2018

Welcome week 

17 September 2018 to 21 September 2018

Teaching begins (block 1)

24 September 2018

Teaching ends (block 1)

14 December 2018

Christmas vacation

15 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

Spring term begins

7 January 2019

Private study period

7-9 January 2019

Mid-year assessment period begins

10 January 2019

Winter graduation

23-25 January 2019

Mid-year assessment period ends

25 January 2019

Inter-session week

26 January to 3 February 2019

Teaching begins (block 2)

4 February 2019

Easter vacation

13-28 April 2019

Summer term begins

29 April 2019

Teaching resumes (block 2)

29 April 2019

Teaching ends (block 2)

10 May 2019

Private study period

13-15 May 2019

Year-end assessment period begins

16 May 2019

Year-end assessment period ends

14 June 2019

Summer term ends

14 June 2019

Summer graduation

22-26 July 2019

Summer vacation assessment period

19 August - 6 September 2019

Graduation dates

 2017-182018-19

Winter graduation

16-19 January 2018

23-25 January 2019

Summer graduation

23-27 July 2018

22-26 July 2019

Minimum service days 

There are a number of minimum service days. These usually coincide with national holidays and UK bank holidays, when most campus facilities are closed.

Our 24-hour IT facilities, residences and 24-hour security continue to operate throughout the year.

 2017-18
22 December 2017  
25 December 2017 Christmas Day bank holiday
26 December 2017 Boxing Day bank holiday
27 December 2017  
28 December 2017  
29 December 2017  
1 January 2018 New Year’s Day bank holiday
29 March 2018  
30 March 2018 Good Friday public holiday
2 April 2018 Easter Monday public holiday
3 April 2018  
7 May 2018 Early May bank holiday
28 May 2018 Spring bank holiday
27 August 2018 Summer bank holiday