2020-21 term dates

The dates below are the standard university dates – different dates apply for some courses. Please check myUWE for your course start date.

Undergraduate programmes

International and European Student Orientation 14 September – 18 September 2020 
Main student arrival and welcome 14 September – 18 September 2020
Main start
(includes course induction)
21 September 2020
Student vacation 21 December 2020 – 10 January 2021
Main assessment period 1 11 January – 22 January 2021
Teaching resumes 25 January 2021
Student vacation 29 March – 11 April 2021
Main assessment period 2 3 May – 28 May 2021
Student vacation starts 28 June 2021
Main assessment period 3 19 July – 30 July 2021

Postgraduate taught programmes

The dates below are the standard university dates – different dates apply for some courses. Please check myUWE for your course start date.

International Student Orientation 14 September – 18 September 2020
Main student arrival and welcome 14 September – 18 September 2020
Main start
(includes course induction)
21 September 2020
Student vacation 21 December 2020 – 10 January 2021
Main assessment period 1 11 January – 22 January 2021
Teaching resumes 25 January 2021
Student vacation 29 March – 11 April 2021
Main assessment period 2 3 May – 28 May 2021
Teaching TBC
Main assessment period 3 TBC
Assessment period for teaching period TBC

Postgraduate research programmes

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

University closure days

  • Thursday 24 December 2020 (PM) – Sunday 3 January 2021 (Christmas Closure)
  • Friday 2 April 2021 (Good Friday, UK bank holiday)
  • Monday 5 April 2021 (Easter Monday, UK bank holiday)
  • Tuesday 6 April 2021 (University closure day)
  • Monday 3 May 2021 (UK bank holiday)
  • Monday 31 May 2021 (UK bank holiday)
  • Monday 30 August 2021 (UK bank holiday)
  • Our library services are accessible throughout the year. View all library opening hours.

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