Semester dates

Current academic year

Key dates in the University's current academic year, including semester times, teaching blocks, graduations and examinations.

Academic year 2021/22

  • Semester one: 20 September - 21 December, 2021
  • Semester two: 17 January -  27 May, 2022

Semester 1

20 September - 21 December, 2021
Date Event
13-17 September 2021 Welcome Week
20 September 2021 Semester 1 starts / Teaching block 1 starts
22 October 2021 Teaching block 1 ends
25 October 2021 Teaching block 2 starts
27 November - 8 December 2021 Graduations
3 December 2021 Teaching block 2 ends
6-13 December 2021 Revision/examinations
10-21 December 2021 Examinations
21 December 2021 Semester 1 ends
23 December 2021 Winter teaching vacation starts
24 December 2021 - 4 January 2022 University closed
5 January 2022 University reopens at 9am
10 January 2022 Winter teaching vacation ends

Semester 2

17 January -  27 May, 2022
Date Event
12 - 14 January 2022 January Welcome
17 January 2022 Semester 2 starts / Teaching block 3 starts
18 February 2022 Teaching block 3 ends
21 February 2022 Flexible Learning Week
28 February 2022 Teaching block 4 starts
8 April 2022 Teaching block 4 ends
11-22 April 2022 Spring teaching vacation
25-29 April 2022 Revision
2 May - 27 May 2022 Examinations
27 May 2022 Semester 2 ends
30 May 2022 Summer teaching vacation starts
30 June - 15 July 2022 Graduations
8-19 August 2022 (including Saturdays) Resit examinations

Programmes with non-standard academic years

The semester dates for some degree programmes diverge from the standard University academic year structure. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information, if you are unsure about the semester dates for your programme please check with your school.

Programmes with non-standard academic years

Add key dates to your calendar

Staff and students can add key dates from the University's academic calendar to their own calendars by subscribing to Student Systems' Outlook calendar:

Key dates calendar