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University calendar dates

Core Pattern (1) Undergraduate Provision

Week beginningEvent
2 October 2017 - 11 December 2017Teaching Weeks 1-11
2 January 2018Individual/guided study week
18 December 2017Christmas break
8 January 2018 - 2 April 2018Teaching Weeks 12-21
22 January 2018Mid-point break and exam week
26 March 2018 - 2 April 2018Easter break
16 April 2018 - 30 April 2018Teaching weeks 22-24
7 May 2018 - 14 May 2018Revision weeks
21 May 2018 -  28 May 2018Exam weeks

Core Pattern (2) February start Undergraduate Provision

Week beginningEvent
5 February 2018 - 19 March 2018Teaching Weeks 1-7
26 March 2018 - 2 April 2018Easter break
9 April 2018Individual/guided study week
16 April 2018 - 21 May 2018Teaching Weeks 8-13
28 May 2018Exam week
4 June 2018Mid-week break point
11 June 2018 - 30 July 2018Teaching weeks 14 - 21
6 August 2018Individual/ guided study week
13 August 2018 - 27 August 2018Teaching weeks 22-24
3 September 2018 - 10 September 2018 Revision weeks
17 September 2018Exam week

Semesterisation - Postgraduate Provision

Semesterisation is a pattern of delivery where the academic year is split into three distinct 'semesters' which are 15 weeks in duration.

A postgraduate course on the semester system would typically be delivered over two semesters.

Week beginningEventWeek
2 October 2017 - 22 January 2018Semester 11-15
18 December 2017 - 1 January 2018Christmas break 
22 January 2018Exam week 
29 January 2018 Inter-semester break  
5 February 2018 - 28 May 2018Semester 21-15
28 May 2018Exam week 
4 June 2018Inter-semester break  
11 June 2018 - 17 September 2018Semester 31-15
17 September 2018Exam week 
24 September 2018Inter-semester break  

Block Teaching - Postgraduate Provision

Block delivery allows for 6 entry points onto selected postgraduate courses each academic year.

A postgraduate course consists of 6 blocks; each block is 6 weeks in duration and equates to 30 M level credits.

Week beginningEventWeek
2 October 2017 - 6 November 2017Block 11-6
13 November 2017Exam week 
20 November 2017Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
18 December 2017Christmas Break 
27 November 2017 - 15 January 2018Block 21-6
2 January 2018Return to study  
22 January 2018Exam week 
29 January 2018Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
5 February 2018 - 12 March 2018Block 31-6
19 March 2018Exam week 
26 March 2018Easter break  
9 April 2018Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
16 April 2018 - 21 May 2018Block 41-6
29 May 2018Exam week 
30 June 2018Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
11 June 2018 - 16 July 2018Block 51-6
23 July 2018Exam week 
30 July 2018Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
6 August 2018 - 10 September 2018Block 61-6
17 September 2018Exam week 
24 September 2018Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students
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