Semester dates

Current academic year

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

Academic year 2020/21

  • Semester one: 21 September - 21 December, 2020
  • Semester two: 11 January -  21 May, 2021

Semester 1

21 September - 21 December, 2020
Date Event
14-18 September 2020 Welcome Week
21 September 2020 Semester 1 starts / Teaching block 1 starts
23 October 2020 Teaching block 1 ends
26 October 2020 Teaching block 2 starts
To be confirmed Graduations
4 December Teaching block 2 ends
5-9 December 2020 Revision
10-21 December 2020 Examinations
21 December 2020 Semester 1 ends
22 December 2020 Winter teaching vacation starts
21 December 2020 - 4 January 2021 University closed
5 January 2021 University reopens at 9am
11 January 2021 Winter teaching vacation ends

Semester 2

11 January -  21 May, 2021
Date Event
To be confirmed January Welcome
11 January 2021 Semester 2 starts / Teaching block 3 starts
12 February 2021 Teaching block 3 ends
15 February 2021 Flexible Learning Week
22 February 2021 Teaching block 4 starts
2 April 2021 Teaching block 4 ends
5-18 April 2021 Spring teaching vacation
19-25 April 2021 Revision
26 April - 21 May 2021 Examinations
21 May 2021 Semester 2 ends
24 May 2021 Summer teaching vacation starts
To be confirmed Graduations
To be confirmed 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

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