Key dates

Please note that the provision of reading week is variable between different Schools and Departments - please check with your School or Department for further information.

Academic year 2016/17

Arrivals Weekend 16 - 18 September 2016
Welcome Week 19 - 23 September 2016
Start of Autumn term & semester 1 26 September 2016

Degree congregations

6 - 9 December 2016

End of Autumn term & semester 1

9 December 2016
University closed 23 December 2016
University re-opens 4 January 2017
Start of Spring term & semester 2 9 January 2017
Provisional examination timetable released 17 March 2017
End of Spring term & semester 2 24 March 2017
Final examination timetable released 10 April 2017
University closed 14 April 2017
University re-opens 20 April 2017
Start of Summer term 24 April 2017
Public holiday 1 May 2017
Main examination period 2 May - 2 June 2017
Public holiday 29 May 2017
End of Summer term 16 June 2017
Degree congregations 5 - 13 July 2017 (excluding weekends)
Supplementary examination timetable released 2 August 2017
Supplementary examination period 21 August - 1 September 2017 
Public holiday 28 August 2017

Academic year 2017/18

Arrivals Weekend 16 - 17 September 2017
Welcome Week 18 - 22 September 2017
Start of Autumn term & semester 1 25 September 2017

Degree congregations

4 - 8 December 2017

End of Autumn term & semester 1

8 December 2017
University closed 25 December 2017
University re-opens 4 January 2018
Start of Spring term & semester 2 8 January 2018
Provisional examination timetable released tbc
End of Spring term & semester 2 23 March 2018
Final examination timetable released tbc 
University closed 30 March 2018
University re-opens 5 April 2018
Start of Summer term 23 April 2018
Public holiday 7 May 2018
Main examination period 30 April - 1 June (provisional)
Public holiday 28 May 2018
End of Summer term 15 June 2018
Degree congregations July 2018 (tbc)
Supplementary examination timetable released tbc
Supplementary examination period 20 - 31 August 2018 (provisional)
Public holiday 27 August 2018

Please find future years' term dates on the University's main term dates page.

Visit the Examinations Office for further information on examination timetables and dates, and the Graduation pages for more information on degree congregations.

The summer congregations are typically held in the first two weeks of July; specific times and dates for each School and Department will be confirmed at the beginning of April following approval by the Senate of the University. Please note that the allocation of Schools does not follow a pattern, therefore we would strongly advise graduands and guests to only make travel or accommodation plans once their attendance is confirmed and this information is available.

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