Key dates

Academic Year 2021/22

The below list of key dates will be updated as further information is confirmed.

Class of 2020 graduation celebrations  1-9 September 2021
Arrivals Weekend (main moving-in period) 18 - 19 September 2021
Welcome Week (orientation and induction) 20 - 26 September 2021
Semester One begins 20 September 2021 
Christmas vacation begins 20 December 2021
University closes (services and opening times reduced) 23 December 2021
University re-opens (services and opening times resume) 4 January 2022
Christmas vacation ends 7 January 2022
Semester One Assessment Period begins (may include Saturday examinations) 8 January 2022
Semester One ends 21 January 2022
Semester One Assessment Period ends (may include Saturday examinations) 22 January 2022
UoBe Festival 24 - 28 January 2022
Semester Two begins 31 January 2022
Easter vacation begins 4 April 2022
University closes (services and opening times reduced) 15 April 2022
University re-opens (services and opening times resume) 21 April 2022
Easter vacation ends 22 April 2022
University closed (Bank Holiday) 2 May 2022
Semester Two Assessment Period begins (may include Saturday examinations) tbc May 2022
University closed (Bank Holiday) 30 May 2022
Semester Two Assessment Period ends (may include Saturday examinations) tbc June 2022
Semester Two ends 24 June 2022
University closed (Bank Holiday) 29 August 2022

You can find future years' term dates on the University's main term dates page, or visit the Examinations Office for further information on examination timetables and dates. Dates provided are correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change.

Reading weeks

Please note that the provision of reading or study weeks varies across the University. Students will need to check with their School or Department to find out if they will have a reading week, and if so, when this will be.

Degree Congregations

The summer congregations (graduations) 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.

Visit the Graduation pages for more information on degree congregations, including information on the degree celebrations for the Classes of 2020 and 2021.

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