Semester dates

Current academic year

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

Academic year 2019/20

  • Semester one: 16 September - 20 December, 2019
  • Semester two: 13 January -  22 May, 2020

Semester 1

16 September - 20 December, 2019
Date Event
9-15 September 2019 Welcome Week
16 September 2019 Semester 1 starts / Teaching block 1 starts
18 October 2019 Teaching block 1 ends
21 October 2019 Teaching block 2 starts
23 - 29 November Graduations
29 November 2019 Teaching block 2 ends
2-6 December 2019 Revision
9-20 December 2019             Examinations
20 December 2019 Semester 1 ends
23 December 2019 Winter teaching vacation starts
25 December 2019 - 6 January 2020 University closed
10 January 2019 Winter teaching vacation ends

Semester 2

13 January -  22 May, 2020
Date Event
8 - 12 January 2020 January Welcome
13 January 2020 Semester 2 starts / Teaching block 3 starts
14 February 2020 Teaching block 3 ends
17-21 February 2020 Flexible Learning Week
24 February 2020 Teaching block 4 starts
3 April 2020 Teaching block 4 ends
6-17 April 2020 Spring teaching vacation
20-24 April 2020 Revision
27 April 2020 - 22 May 2020 Examinations
22 May 2020 Semester 2 ends
25 May 2020 Summer teaching vacation starts
To be confirmed Graduations
3-14 August 2020 Resit examinations

Veterinary Studies undergraduate

Please note that the Vet School has slightly different semester dates to the rest of the University.

Semester dates

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