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.

 2016-172017-18
Arrivals weekend (new undergraduate students)

10 September 2016

16 September 2017

Freshers’ week (new undergraduate students)

12 September 2016

18 September 2017

Autumn term

19 September to 9 December 2016

25 September to 15 December 2017

Christmas vacation

10 December 2016 to 2 January 2017

16 December 2017 to 7 January 2018

Private study period

3-4 January 2017

8-10 January 2018

Mid-year assessment period

5-20 January 2017

11-26 January 2018

Inter-session week

21-29 January 2017

27 January to 4 February 2018

Spring term

30 January to 5 May 2017

5 February to 11 May 2018

Easter teaching break and spring vacation

8 April to 23 April 2017

24 March to 8 April 2018

Private study period

8-10 May 2017

14-16 May 2018

Summer term (year-end assessment period)

11 May to 9 June 2017

17 May to 15 June 2018

Summer vacation

starts 10 June 2017

starts 16 June 2018

Summer vacation assessment period

14 August to 1 September 2017

20 August to 7 September 2018

Graduation dates

 2016-172017-18

Winter graduation

25-27 January 2017

16-19 January 2018

Summer graduation

17-21 July 2017

23-27 July 2018

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.

 2016-17
23 December 2016  
26 December 2016 Christmas Day (substitute day) bank holiday
27 December 2016 Boxing Day (substitute day) bank holiday
28 December 2016  
29 December 2016  
30 December 2016  
2 January 2017 New Year’s Day bank holiday
13 April 2017  
14 April 2017 Good Friday public holiday
17 April 2017 Easter Monday public holiday
18 April 2017  
1 May 2017 Early May bank holiday
29 May 2017 Spring bank holiday
28 August 2017 Summer bank holiday
 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