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 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 9 March 2018
End of Spring term & semester 2 23 March 2018
Final examination timetable released 26 March 2018
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
Public holiday 28 May 2018
End of Summer term 15 June 2018
Degree congregations July 2018 (tbc)
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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