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The term dates for the academic years are as follows:

Undergraduate Modular Programmes

Welcome Week (Freshers’ Week) is from Sunday 19th September 2021 until Friday 24th September 2021. New students are expected to attend this week as it is an important opportunity to adjust to University life.

New students:





20th September 2021

17th December 2021


3rd January 2022

8th April 2022


25th April 2022

10th June 2022

* The dates above are for new students, returning students are advised to check Portal for details of the 2021/22 academic calendar.

The weeks commencing 13th December 2021 and 4th April 2022 are ‘Digital Skills Weeks’ the study in these two weeks will be conducted online and does not require attendance at the University

Please note that these term dates do not apply to some professional programmes in the Faculty of Education and Children’s Services e.g., PGCE, or the Faculty of Health and Social Care e.g. Nursing or Midwifery. For more information please contact your Department.

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

As a postgraduate student, you will study over a calendar, rather than academic year. The standard dates for Postgraduate Taught full-time students are as follows:

11th October 2021 – 14th October 2022

Student Vacation Weeks:

20th December 2021 – 31st December 2021

11th April 2022 – 22nd April 2022

Please note that you will need to refer to your individual programme timetable for details on specific start dates and induction sessions and if you are studying part time.

International Students Vacation Dates

Official vacation dates during which international students can work full-time.

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