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In order to assist both migrant students who have Leave to Remain in the United Kingdom under the Student Route Visa (SRV) scheme and potential employers, the University has published the following vacation dates for the current academic year.  The following vacation dates are based upon the University's officially published Term Dates.  Should there be a discrepency the officially published Term Dates will take precedence

Vacation dates

Undergraduate Programmes

For students on full-time programmes of study leading to the award of the Centre for Foundation Studies or Bachelors Degree (BA, BSc, BA (QTS), BN, LLB and Integrated Masters MEng.).

First Day of Vacation Last Day of Vacation

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Sunday, 03 January 2021

Saturday, 03 April 2021

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Sunday, 19 September 2021 - New students
Sunday, 26 September 2021 - Returning students

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Monday, 03 January 2022 - UK New Years Day Bank Holiday

Saturday, 9 April 2022 Sunday, 24 April 2022
Saturday, 11 June 2022 Sunday, 25 September 2022 - Returning students
   

Postgraduate Programmes

For students on full-time programmes of study leading to the award of Masters Degree (MA, MSc, MBA, LLM and MTh) or full-time Research Degrees (MPhil and PhD) study takes place over a calendar, rather than academic year. 

The standard terms dates for postgraduate study may be found on the University web-site at University Term Dates.

Standard vacation dates for PG programmes are

First Day of Vacation Last Day of Vacation

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Saturday, 18 December 2021

Monday, 03 January 2022 - UK New Year's Day Bank Holiday

Saturday, 9 April 2022 Sunday, 24 April 2022
August 22 to be announced  
   

All dates are inclusive.

View Term Dates

Guidance Notes

Under the UKVI rules students studying in the United Kingdom on a student visa, are restricted to specified working hours hours per week during the term-time as detailed in the individual student’s visa contained either in their passport or on their Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).  The restrictions are usually 20 hours per week, being the seven day period from Monday to Sunday, for BachelorsMasters and Research Degrees and 10 hours per week (Monday to Sunday) for the Foundation programmes

nb. Under the immigration rules a “Week” means a period of 7 days beginning with a Monday. 

However, during vacation periods, as detailed above, students on a student visa may be employed on a full-time basis but this work is restricted. Those on a student visa seeking employment must not:

  • be employed as a doctor in training;
  • be employed as a professional sportsperson (including a sports coach);
  • be employed as an entertainer;
  • be self-employed;
  • engage in business activity; or
  • fill a full-time, permanent vacancy

Migrant students entering the UK with a Standard Visitor Visa or a Short-term Study Visa may not take paid or unpaid employment.

Potential employers are strongly advised to check both the restrictions detailed in an individual student’s visa, and seek guidance from the UKVI directly or via the UKVI website at: https://www.gov.uk/check-job-applicant-right-to-work regarding a migrant student’s legal right to work.  Employers are also advised to undertake a Right to Work check or use the Employer Checking Service available through UKVI.

Both Employers and migrant students are reminded that for the purposes of employment or working the UKVI define a 'week' as the seven day period commencing on a Monday and ending on the following Sunday.