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University calendar dates

Academic Year 2017-2018

October start Undergraduate Provision

Key datesEvent
2 October 2017 - 15 December 2017Teaching Weeks 1-11
2 January 2018 - 6 January 2018Individual/guided study week
18 December 2017 - 1 January 2018Christmas break
8 January 2018 - 19 January 2018Teaching Weeks 12-13
22 January 2018 - 26 January 2018Mid-point break and exam week
29 January 2018 - 23 March 2018Teaching Weeks 14-21
26 March 2018 - 6 April 2018Easter break
9 April 2018 - 13 April 2018Individual/guided study week and referral exams
16 April 2018 - 4 May 2018Teaching weeks 22-24
7 May 2018 - 18 May 2018Revision weeks
21 May 2018 - 1 June 2018Exam weeks

February start - Undergraduate Provision (Condensed courses)

Key datesEvent
5 February 2018 - 23 March 2018Teaching Weeks 1-7
26 March 2018 - 6 April 2018Easter break
9 April 2018 - 13 April 2018Individual/guided study week/revision week
16 April 2018 - 25 May 2018Teaching Weeks 8-13
28 May 2018 - 1 June 2018Exam week
4 June 2018 - 8 June 2018Mid-week break point
11 June 2018 - 3 August 2018Teaching weeks 14 - 22
6 August 2018 - 10 August 2018Individual/guided study week/revision week/repeat examinations
13 August 2018 - 24 August 2018Teaching weeks 23-24
27 August 2018 - 31 August 2018Exam week

Semesterisation

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

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

Key datesEventWeek
2 October 2017 -  26 January 2018Semester 11-15
18 December 2017 - 1 January 2018Christmas break 
22 January 2018 - 26 January 2018Exam week 
29 January 2018 - 2 February 2018Inter-semester break  
5 February 2018 - 1 June 2018Semester 21-15
28 May 2018 - 1 June 2018Exam week 
4 June 2018 - 8 June 2018Inter-semester break and exam week 
11 June 2018 - 21 September 2018Semester 31-15
17 September 2018 - 21 September 2018Exam week 
24 September 2018 - 28 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.

Key datesEventWeek
2 October 2017 - 10 November 2017Block 11-6
13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017Exam week 
20 November 2017 - 24 November 2017Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
18 December 2017 - 1 January 2018Christmas Break 
27 November 2017 - 19 January 2018Block 21-6
2 January 2018Return to study  
22 January 2018 - 26 January 2018Exam week 
29 January 2018 - 2 February 2018Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
5 February 2018 -  16 March 2018Block 31-6
19 March 2018 - 23 March 2018Exam week 
26 March 2018 - 6 April 2018Easter break  
9 April 2018 - 13 April 2018Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
16 April 2018 -  25 May 2018Block 41-6
28 May 2018 - 1 June 2018Exam week 
4 June 2018 - 8 June 2018Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
11 June 2018 - 20 July 2018Block 51-6
23 July 2018 - 27 July 2018Exam week 
30 July 2018 - 3 August 2018Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
6 August 2018 - 14 September 2018Block 61-6
17 September 2018 - 21 September 2018Exam week 
24 September 2018 - 28 September 2018Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 

Academic Year 2018-2019

October start - Undergraduate Provision

Key datesEvent
1 October 2018 - 14 December 2018Teaching Weeks 1-11
17 December 2018 - 28 December 2018Christmas break
2 January 2019 - 4 January 2019Individual/guided study week
(31 December 2018 - concessionary day; 1 January 2019 - Bank holiday) 
7 January 2019 - 18 January 2019Teaching Weeks 12-13
21 January 2019 - 25 January 2019Mid-point break and exam week
28 January 2019 - 12 April 2019Teaching Weeks 14-24
15 April 2019 - 26 April 2019Easter break
29 April 2019 - 3 May 2019Individual/guided study week and repeat exams
(6 May 2019 - Bank holiday) 
7 May 2019  - 17 May 2019Revision weeks
20 May 2019 - 31 May 2019Exam weeks

February start - Undergraduate Provision (Condensed courses)

Key datesEvent
4 February 2019 - 12 April 2019Teaching Weeks 1-10
15 April 2019 - 26 April 2019Easter break
29 April 2019 - 3 May 2019Individual/guided study week/revision week
6 May 2019 - Bank holiday 
7 May 2019 - 24 May 2019Teaching Weeks 11-13
27 May 2019 - Bank holiday 
28 May 2019 - 31 May 2019Exam week and mid-point break
3 June 2019 - 2 August 2019Teaching weeks 14 - 22
5 August 2019 - 9 August 2019Individual/guided study week/revision week/repeat examinations
12 August 2019 - 23 August 2019Teaching weeks 23-24
26 August 2019 - Bank holiday 
27 August 2019 - 30 August 2019Exam week

Semesterisation

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

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

Key datesEventWeek
1 October 2018 -  25 January 2019Semester 11-15
17 December 2018 - 28 December 2018Christmas break 
21 January 2019 - 25 January 2019Exam week 
28 January 2019 - 1 February 2019Inter-semester break  
4 February 2019 - 31 May 2019Semester 21-15
( 27 May 2019 – Bank holiday)  
28 May 2019 - 31 May 2019Exam week 
3 June 2019 - 7 June 2019Inter-semester break  
10 June 2019 - 20 September 2019Semester 31-15
16 September 2019 - 20 September 2019Exam week 
23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019Inter-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.

Key datesEventWeek
1 October 2018 - 9 November 2018Block 11-6
12 November 2018 - 16 November 2018Exam week 
19 November 2018 - 23 November 2018Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
17 December 2018 - 28 December 2018Christmas Break 
26 November 2018 - 19 January 2019Block 21-6
2 January 2019Return to study  
21 January 2019 - 25 January 2019Exam week 
28 January 2019 - 1 February 2019Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
4 February 2019 -  15 March 2019Block 31-6
18 March 2019 - 22 March 2019Exam week 
25 March 2019 - 29 March 2019Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
1 April 2019 -  24 May 2019Block 41-6
15 April 2019 - 26 April 2019Easter break 
27 May 2019 - Bank holiday  
28 May 2019 - 31 May 2019Exam week 
3 June 2019 - 7 June 2019Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
10 June 2019 - 19 July 2019Block 51-6
22 July 2019 - 26 July 2019Exam week 
29 July 2019 - 2 August 2019Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
5 August 2019 - 13 September 2019Block 61-6
16 September 2019 - 20 September 2019Exam week 
23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students
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