The following provide some background on the Structure of the Academic Year.
There was discussion on detailed elements at the March 2011 meeting of Senate:
Extract from Senate Minutes 16 March 2011 [PDF 92KB]
14 January 2011: Busy times ahead
17 December 2010: Senate approves changes to structure of the academic year
3 December 2010: Possible changes to structure of the academic year
23 October 2009: Considering changes to the academic year