2017/18 term dates

The dates below are the standard university dates – different dates apply for some courses.

Undergraduate programmes

International Student Orientation 13 September 2017 – 14 September 2017
Welcome Weekend 16 September 2017 – 17 September 2017
Start of term –
Welcome Week
(includes course induction)
18 September 2017 – 22 September 2017
Teaching block 1 25 September 2017 – 15 December 2017
Student vacation 18 December 2017 – 5 January 2018
Assessment period 1 8 January 2018 – 19 January 2018
Teaching block 2 22 January 2018 – 27 April 2018
Student vacation 26 March 2018 – 6 April 2018
Assessment period 2 30 April 2018 – 25 May 2018
End of term  25 May 2018
Assessment period 3 16 July 2018 – 27 July 2018

Postgraduate taught programmes

International Student Orientation 13 September 2017 – 14 September 2017
Welcome Weekend 16 September 2017 – 17 September 2017
Start of term – Welcome Week (includes course induction) 18 September 2017 – 22 September 2017
Teaching block 1 25 September 2017 – 15 December 2017
Student vacation 18 December 2017 – 5 January 2018
Assessment period 1 8 January 2018 – 19 January 2018
Teaching block 2 22 January 2018 – 27 April 2018
Student vacation 26 March 2018 – 6 April 2018
Assessment period 2 30 April 2018 – 25 May 2018
Teaching block 3 14 May 2018 – 3 August 2018

For some Faculty of Business and Law postgraduate students.
Assessment period 3

16 July 2018 – 27 July 2018
Dates are subject to final approval.

All postgraduate taught students except Faculty of Business and Law students taught in Teaching Block 3.

Assessment period for teaching block 3 6 August 2018 – 17 August 2018

Faculty of Business and Law students who have teaching in teaching block 3.

Postgraduate research programmes

If you’re a postgraduate researcher, please contact the Graduate School for your term dates.

University closure days

  • Friday 22 December 2017 at 12:30 until 08:30 on Tuesday 2 January 2018 (Christmas closure) 
  • Friday 30 March 2018 (Good Friday, UK bank holiday)
  • Monday 2 April 2018 (Easter Monday, UK bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 3 April 2018 (University closure day)
  • Monday 7 May 2018 (UK bank holiday)
  • Monday 28 May 2018 (UK bank holiday)
  • Monday 27 August 2018 (UK bank holiday)

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