Key dates

Please note that reading weeks vary 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.

Academic year 2018/19

Arrivals Weekend (main moving-in period) 22 - 23 September 2018
Welcome Week (orientation and induction)                           24 - 28 September 2018
Start of Autumn term 1 October 2018
End of Autumn term 14 December 2018
University closes 24 December 2018
University re-opens 3 January 2019
Start of Spring term 14 January 2019
End of Spring term 29 March 2019
University closes 19 April 2019
University re-opens 25 April 2019
Start of Summer term 29 April 2019
Public Holiday 6 May 2019
Public Holiday 27 May 2019
End of Summer term 21 June 2019
Public Holiday 26 August 2019

Remainder of the Academic year 2017/18

Start of Summer term 23 April 2018
Public holiday 7 May 2018
Main examination period 30 April - 1 June
Public holiday 28 May 2018
End of Summer term 15 June 2018
Degree congregations 4 - 12 July 2018 
Supplementary examination timetable released 1 August 2018
Supplementary examination period 20 - 31 August 2018
Public holiday 27 August 2018


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.

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. Visit the Graduation pages for more information on degree congregations.

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