University calendar dates


Academic Year 2018-2019

October start - Undergraduate Provision

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

February start - Undergraduate Provision (Condensed courses)

Key dates Event
4 February 2019 - 12 April 2019 Teaching Weeks 1-10
15 April 2019 - 26 April 2019 Easter break
29 April 2019 - 3 May 2019 Individual/guided study week/revision week
6 May 2019 - Bank holiday  
7 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 Teaching Weeks 11-13
27 May 2019 - Bank holiday  
28 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 Exam week and mid-point break
3 June 2019 - 2 August 2019 Teaching weeks 14 - 22
5 August 2019 - 9 August 2019 Individual/guided study week/revision week/repeat examinations
12 August 2019 - 23 August 2019 Teaching weeks 23-24
26 August 2019 - Bank holiday  
27 August 2019 - 30 August 2019 Exam 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 dates Event Week
1 October 2018 -  25 January 2019 Semester 1 1-15
17 December 2018 - 28 December 2018 Christmas break  
21 January 2019 - 25 January 2019 Exam week  
28 January 2019 - 1 February 2019 Inter-semester break  
4 February 2019 - 31 May 2019 Semester 2 1-15
( 27 May 2019 – Bank holiday)    
28 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 Exam week  
3 June 2019 - 7 June 2019 Inter-semester break  
10 June 2019 - 20 September 2019 Semester 3 1-15
16 September 2019 - 20 September 2019 Exam week  
23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019 Inter-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 dates Event Week
1 October 2018 - 9 November 2018 Block 1 1-6
12 November 2018 - 16 November 2018 Exam week  
19 November 2018 - 23 November 2018 Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students  
17 December 2018 - 28 December 2018 Christmas Break  
26 November 2018 - 19 January 2019 Block 2 1-6
2 January 2019 Return to study  
21 January 2019 - 25 January 2019 Exam week  
28 January 2019 - 1 February 2019 Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students  
4 February 2019 -  15 March 2019 Block 3 1-6
18 March 2019 - 22 March 2019 Exam week  
25 March 2019 - 29 March 2019 Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students  
1 April 2019 -  24 May 2019 Block 4 1-6
15 April 2019 - 26 April 2019 Easter break  
27 May 2019 - Bank holiday    
28 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 Exam week  
3 June 2019 - 7 June 2019 Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students  
10 June 2019 - 19 July 2019 Block 5 1-6
22 July 2019 - 26 July 2019 Exam week  
29 July 2019 - 2 August 2019 Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students  
5 August 2019 - 13 September 2019 Block 6 1-6
16 September 2019 - 20 September 2019 Exam week  
23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019 Induction/Registration/VIVAs for completing students  

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