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Important term dates

Including the dates of teaching blocks, Christmas and Easter breaks, consolidation weeks, and graduation ceremonies

Academic year 2020/21

Teaching block 1

Monday 5 October 2020 to Friday 22 January 2021

(International students are required to commence on 28 September 2020)

Consolidation Week

Monday 9 November 2020 to Friday 13 November 2020

Christmas Break

Monday 14 December 2020 to Friday 1 January 2021

Assessment period and Directed Activity

Monday 25 January 2021 to Friday 5 February 2021

Teaching block 2 (for programmes starting October 2020)

Monday 8 February 2021 to Friday 14 May 2021

Teaching block 1 (for programmes starting February 2021)

Monday 1 February 2021 to Friday 14 May 2021

Consolidation Week

Monday 29 March 2021 to Friday 2 April 2021

Easter Break

Monday 5 April 2021 to Friday 16 April 2021

Assessment Period

Monday 17 May 2021 to Friday 18 June 2021

(Within this period, the formal examination weeks run from Monday 17 May 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021)

Referral/Deferral Period

Monday 5 July 2021 to Friday 23 July 2021

Graduation Ceremony Weeks

For information about graduation dates, please see our graduation page.

Academic year 2021/22

International Orientation Week

Monday 27 September 2021 to Friday 1 October 2021

Induction Week (all years)

Monday 4 October 2021 to Friday 8 October 2021

Teaching block 1

Monday 4 October 2021 to Friday 21 January 2022

Consolidation Week

Monday 8 November 2021 to Friday 12 November 2021

Christmas Break

Monday 13 December 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021

Assessment period and Directed Activity

Monday 24 January 2022 to Friday 4 February 2022

International Orientation (for programmes starting February 2022)

Wednesday 26 January 2022 to Friday 28 January 2022

Induction Week (for mid-year entry students)

Monday 31 January 2022 to Friday 4 February 2022

Teaching block 2 (for programmes starting October 2021)

Monday 7 February 2022 to Friday 13 May 2022

Teaching block 1 (for programmes starting February 2022)

Monday 7 February 2022 to Friday 13 May 2022

Consolidation Week

Monday 14 March 2022 to Friday 18 March 2022

Easter Break

Monday 4 April 2022 to Friday 15 April 2022

Assessment Period

Monday 16 May 2022 to Friday 17 June 2022

(Within this period, the formal examination weeks run from Monday 16 May 2022 to Friday 10 June 2022)

Referral/Deferral Period

Monday 4 July 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022

Graduation Ceremony Weeks

For information about graduation dates, please see our graduation page.

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