It’s good to know when your teaching and assessments are taking place so you can plan your time.and organise your learning. 

Find out the key university dates for your 2020/21 calendar.

If you’re unsure what calendar you’re on, please contact your programme team.

Key dates

Academic Year

Tue 1 Sep 2020 - Tue 31 Aug 2021

Easter

Good Friday, 2 Apr 2021 – Easter Mon 5 Apr 2021

Bank Holidays

  • Fri 25 and Mon 28 Dec 2020
  • Fri 1 Jan 2021
  • Mon 3 and Mon 31 May 2021
  • Mon 30 Aug 2021

Christmas

  • Close: Wed 23 Dec 2020, 5pm
    Reopen: Mon 4 Jan 2021

 

This calendar is used by most undergraduate degree programmes, however there may be some exceptions. Please contact your programme team for more details about the calendar you’re on.

 

2020/21

Welcome and Induction

Mon 21 Sep 2020 - Fri 25 Sep 2020

Semester 1: Advent Semester

Mon 28 Sep 2020 - Fri 22 Jan 2021

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 11 Jan 2021 - Fri 22 Jan 2021

Semester 2: Easter Semester

Mon 25 Jan 2021 - Fri 21 May 2021

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 10 May 2021 - Fri 21 May 2021

Reassessment Period

TBC

Student Holidays (non-teaching)

Mon 21 Dec 2020 - Fri 1 Jan 2021 (inclusive)

Fri 2 April 2021 - Fri 16 Apr 2021 (inclusive)

 To download Calendar A click here.

This calendar is typically for programmes that have a longer academic year to meet external professional requirements. If you’re unsure of what calendar you’re on, please contact your programme team.

 

2020/21

Welcome and Induction

w/c Mon 7 Sep 2020

Semester 1: Advent Semester

Mon 14 Sep 2020 - Fri 12 Feb 2021

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 8 Feb 2021 - Fri 12 Feb 2021

Semester 2: Easter Semester

Mon 15 Feb 2021 - Fri 16 Jul 2021

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 28 Jun 2021 - Fri 16 Jul 2021

Reassessment Period

TBC

Student Holidays (non-teaching)

Mon 21 Dec 2020 - Fri 1 Jan 2021 (inclusive)

Fri 2 April 2021 - Fri 16 Apr 2021 (inclusive)

 To download Calendar B1 click here

This calendar is typically for programmes that require a longer academic year and alignment with Kent school holiday dates to meet external professional requirements. If you’re unsure of what calendar you’re on, please contact your programme team.

 

2020/21

Welcome and Induction

w/c Mon 7 Sep 2020

Semester 1: Advent Semester

Mon 14 Sep 2020 - Fri 12 Feb 2021

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 8 Feb 2021 - Fri 12 Feb 2021

Semester 2: Easter Semester

Mon 15 Feb 2021 - Fri 16 Jul 2021

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 28 Jun 2021 - Fri 16 Jul 2021

Reassessment Period

TBC

Student Holidays (non-teaching)

Mon 21 Dec 2020 - Fri 1 Jan 2021 (inclusive)

Fri 2 April 2021 - Fri 16 Apr 2021 (inclusive)

 To download Calendar B2 click here

This calendar is typically for accelerated degree programmes and postgraduate taught (PGT) programmes. This calendar has Trimester 1 and 2 matching Semester 1 and 2 (calendar A) and a compressed Trimester 3 over the summer period. If you’re unsure of what calendar you’re on, please contact your programme team.

 

2020/21

Welcome and Induction

w/c Mon 21 Sep 2020

Trimester 1: Advent Trimester

Mon 28 Sep 2020 - Fri 22 Jan 2021

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 11 Jan 2021 - Fri 22 Jan 2021

Trimester 2: Easter Trimester

Mon 25 Jan 2021 - Fri 21 May 2021

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 10 May 2021 - Fri 21 May 2021

Trimester 3: Michaelmas Trimester

Mon 7 Jun 2021 - Fri 3 Sep 2021

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 23 Aug 2021 - Fri 3 Sep 2021

Reassessment Period

TBC

Student Holidays (non-teaching)

Mon 21 Dec 2020 - Fri 1 Jan 2021 (inclusive)

Fri 2 April 2021 - Fri 16 Apr 2021 (inclusive)

Mon 24 May 2021 - Fri 4 June 2021 (inclusive)

 To download Calendar C click here

This calendar is typically for employment-based programmes i.e. foundation degrees and apprenticeships, where students typically attend one day a week only. This calendar has three trimesters of equal length. If you’re unsure of what calendar you’re on, please contact your programme team.

 

2020/21

Welcome and Induction

w/c Mon 7 Sep 2020

Trimester 1: Advent Trimester

Mon 14 Sep 2020 - Fri 8 Jan 2021

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 7 Dec 2020 - Fri 8 Jan 2021

Trimester 2: Easter Trimester

Mon 11 Jan 2021 - Fri 7 May 2021

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 19 Apr 2021 - Fri 7 May 2021

Trimester 3: Michaelmas Trimester

Monday 10 May 2021 - Fri 20 Aug 2021

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 2 Aug 2021 - Fri 20 Aug 2021

Reassessment Period

TBC

Student Holidays (non-teaching)

Mon 21 Dec 2020 - Fri 1 Jan 2021 (inclusive)

Fri 2 April 2021 - Fri 16 Apr 2021 (inclusive)

To download Calendar D click here

Welcome Week

This week is for all students starting or progressing to a new programme of study. It will familiarise you with the University and help you get to know students and tutors on your programme. You’ll discover the different ways we support you and the opportunities to join the wider community through activities like the Students’ Union Freshers’ Fayre.

Academic Development Week

This is a week dedicated to you advancing your learning through focussed activities. You’ll also have time to prepare for assignments and develop your academic skills. This is a vital opportunity for you to reflect on your academic progress with your personal academic tutor and get advice on the next steps you need to take to achieve your full potential. It’s also a chance for you to access wider development opportunities such as volunteering and peer mentoring.

Personal Development Week

This is a dedicated week involving focussed activities that will develop your wider skills, enhance your employability and prepare you for your future career.

Reassessment Week

This is when formal reassessment for Semester 1 and 2 and Trimester 1,2 and 3 modules will take place, where applicable. For more information about reassessment, see Your Guide to Undergraduate Assessment and Award Processes 2020/21 or Your Guide to Postgraduate Assessment and Award Processes 2020/21.