Semester dates

Our term dates vary based on the type of course. Students who are registered on a course with a non-standard or extended academic year, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level, will be advised of the dates for their course separately.

If you have any questions about your course start date, please contact your tutor or the Programme Administration for your campus.

Term Dates (2017-2018 academic year)

Autumn Term 18 September 2017 to 15 December 2017
Spring Term 8 January 2018 - 30 March 2018
Summer Term 16 April 2018 - 1 June 2018

The term dates above are provided in the format as required by students applying to Student Finance England (SFE) or the alternative funding body for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Courses which run outside of the standard dates e.g. Nursing and Allied Health Professions programmes (Occupational Therapy, Radiography and Physiotherapy) and programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (PGCE Secondary, PGCE Primary, PGCE School Direct and undergraduate 3 and 4 Year QTS courses) often have different course start and end dates. Students who are registered on a course with a non-standard or extended academic year, will be advised of the dates for their course separately.

Academic Calendar

This is an indicative calendar for standard undergraduate programmes. A full timetable will be provided at the start of term.

DateActivity
18 September 2017 Induction Week
25 September 2017 Semester 1 teaching begins (all years)
20 November 2017 Graduation Ceremonies week
15 December 2017 Semester 1 teaching ends
8 January 2018 Semester 1 examination period begins
22 January 2018 Semester 2 teaching begins
30 April 2018 Semester 2 examination period begins
16 July 2018 Graduation Ceremonies week

Public Holidays (England and Wales)

DateHoliday
28 August 2017 Summer Bank Holiday
25 December 2017 Christmas Day
26 December 2017 Boxing Day
1 January 2018 New Year’s Day
30 March 2018 Good Friday
2 April 2018 Easter Monday
7 May 2018 Early May Bank Holiday
28 May 2018 Spring Bank Holiday

Further information on public holidays in Scotland or Northern Ireland is available via www.gov.uk/bank-holidays.