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University calendar dates

Core Pattern (1) Undergraduate Provision

Week beginningEvent
3 October 2016 - 5 December 2016Teaching Weeks 1-10
12 December 2016Individual/guided study week
19 December 2016Christmas break
2 January 2017 - 3 April 2017Teaching Weeks 12-24
10 April 2017 - 17 April 2017Easter break
24 April 2017Individual/guided study week
1 May 2017 - 12 May 2017Revision weeks
13 May 2017 -  27 May 2017Exam weeks

Core Pattern (2) Undergraduate Provision

Week beginningEvent
20 February 2017 - 3 April 2017Teaching Weeks 1-7
10 April 2017 - 17 April 2017Easter break
24 April 2017Individual/guided study week
1 May 2017 – 21 August 2017Teaching Weeks 8-24
28 August 2017Individual/guided study week
4 September 2017 – 15 September 2017Revision weeks
18 September 2017Exam 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
3 October 2016 - 23 January 2017Semester 11-15
19 December 2016Christmas break 
23 January 2017Exam week 
6 February 2017 - 29 May 2017Semester 21-15
29 May 2017Exam week 
12 June 2017 - 18 September 2017Semester 31-15
18 September 2017Exam week 

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
3 October 2016 - 7 November 2016Block 11-6
14 November 2016Exam week 
21 November 2016Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
19 December 2016Christmas Break 
28 November 2016 - 16 January 2017Block 21-6
23 January 2017Exam week 
30 January 2017Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
6 February 2017 - 13 March 2017Block 31-6
20 March 2017Exam week 
27 March 2017Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
3 April 2017 - 22 May 2017Block 41-6
10 April 2017 - 17 April 2017Easter break 
29 May 2017Exam week 
5 June 2017Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
12 June 2017 - 17 July 2017Block 51-6
24 July 2017Exam week 
31 July 2017Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students 
7 August 2017 - 11 September 2017Block 61-6
18 September 2017Exam week 
25 September 2017Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students
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