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

Find out the key university dates for your 2021/22 calendar.

If you are a new student you will be told your calendar on your arrival. 

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

Key dates

Academic Year

Wed 1 Sep 2021 - Wed 31 Aug 2022

Easter

Good Friday, 15 Apr 2022 - Easter Monday, 18 Apr 2022

Bank Holidays

  • Mon 27 and Tue 28 Dec 2021
  • Mon 3 Jan 2022
  • Mon 2 May 2022
  • Thur 2 and Fri 3 June 2022
  • Mon 29 Aug 2022

Christmas

  • Fri 24 December 2021 - Mon 3 January 2022

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

 

2021/22

Welcome and Induction

Mon 20 Sep 2021 - Fri 24 Sep 2021

Semester 1: Advent Semester

Mon 27 Sep 2021 - Fri 21 Jan 2022

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 10 Jan 2022 - Fri 21 Jan 2022

Semester 2: Easter Semester

Mon 24 Jan 2022 - Fri 20 May 2022

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 9 May 2022 - Fri 20 May 2022

Reassessment Period

Mon 11 Jul 2022 - Fri 15 Jul 2022

Student Holidays (non-teaching)

Mon 20 Dec 2021 - Mon 3 Jan 2022 (inclusive)

Mon 4 Apr 2022 - Mon 18 Apr 2022 (inclusive)

To download Calendar A click here

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

 

2021/22

Induction

For students starting an undergraduate (Level 4) or postgraduate (Level 7) degree.

w/c Mon 20 Sep 2021

Semester 1: Advent Semester

For students starting an undergraduate (Level 4) or postgraduate (Level 7) degree. 

Mon 27 Sept 2021 - Fri 11 Feb

For continuing Level 5 and Level 6. 
Mon 13 Sep 2021 - Fri 11 Feb 2022

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 7 Feb 2022 - Fri 11 Feb 2022

Semester 2: Easter Semester

Mon 14 Feb 2022 - Fri 15 Jul 2022

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 27 Jun 2022 - Fri 15 Jul 2022

Reassessment Period

w/c 15 Aug 

Student Holidays (non-teaching)

Mon 20 Dec 2021 - Mon 3 Jan 2022 (inclusive)

Mon 4 Apr 2022 - Mon 18 Apr 2022 (inclusive)

To download Calendar B1 click here

This calendar is typically for courses 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 course team.

 

2021/22

Induction

For students starting an undergraduate (Level 4) or Postgraduate (Level 7) degree. 

w/c Mon 20 Sep 2021

Semester 1: Advent Semester

For students starting an undergraduate (Level 4) or Postgraduate (Level 7) degree.  

Mon 27 Sept 2021 - Fri 11 Feb

For continuing Level 5 and Level 6.

Mon 13 Sep 2021 - Fri 11 Feb 2022

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 7 Feb 2022 - Fri 11 Feb 2022

Semester 2: Easter Semester

Mon 14 Feb 2022 - Fri 15 Jul 2022

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 27 Jun 2022 - Fri 15 Jul 2022

Reassessment Period

w/c 1 Aug 

Student Holidays (non-teaching)

Mon 20 Dec 2021 - Mon 3 Jan 2022 (inclusive)

Mon 4 Apr 2022 - Mon 18 Apr 2022 (inclusive)

To download Calendar B2 click here

This calendar is typically for postgraduate taught (PGT) courses. This calendar has 3 x 15-week Trimesters and runs over a full year. If you’re unsure of what calendar you’re on, please contact your course team. 

Please note this calendar was updated on 6 May 2021

 

2021/22

Induction

w/c 20 Sep 2021

Trimester 1: Advent Trimester

Mon 27 Sep 2021 - Fri 21 Jan 2022

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 10 Jan 2022 - Fri 21 Jan 2022

Trimester 2: Easter Trimester

Mon 31 Jan 2022 - Fri 27 May 2022

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 16 May 2022 - Fri 27 May 2022

Trimester 3: Trinity Trimester

Mon 6 Jun 2022 - Fri 16 Sep 2022

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 5 Sep2022 - Wed 21 Sep 2022

Reassessment Period

To take place in Formal Assessment/Examination Period in the following trimester

Student Holidays (non-teaching)

Mon 20 Dec 2021 - Mon 3 Jan 2022 (inclusive)

Mon 4 Apr 2022 - Mon 18 Apr 2022 (inclusive)

Mon 30 May 2022 - Fri 3 June 2022 (inclusive)

To download Calendar C click here

This calendar is typically for employment-based courses 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 course team.

 

2021/22

Induction

w/c Mon 6 Sep 2021

Trimester 1: Advent Trimester

Mon 13 Sep 2021 - Fri 7 Jan 2022

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 6 Dec 2021 - Fri 21 Jan 2022

Trimester 2: Easter Trimester

Mon 10 Jan 2022 - Fri 6 May 2022

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 4 Apr 2022 - Fri 6 May 2022

Trimester 3: Trinity Trimester

Mon 9 May 2022 - Fri 19 Aug 2022

Formal Assessment/ Examination Period

Mon 1 Aug 2022 - Fri 19 Aug 2022

Reassessment Period

Mon 5 Sep 2022 - Fri 9 Sep 2022

Student Holidays (non-teaching)

Mon 20 Dec 2021 - Mon 3 Jan 2022 (inclusive)

Mon 4 Apr 2022 - Mon 18 Apr 2022 (inclusive)

To download Calendar D click here

Welcome Week

This week is for all students starting or progressing to a new course of study. It will familiarise you with the University and help you get to know students and tutors on your course. 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 or Your Guide to Postgraduate Assessment and Award Processes 2020/21