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

 

Academic Year

Monday 1 August 2022 - Monday 31 July 2023

Christmas

Friday 23 December 2022 - Monday 2 January 2023

Easter

7 April 2023 (Good Friday) - 10 April 2023 (Easter Monday)

Bank Holidays

Monday 29 August 2022  

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 December 2022

Monday 2 January 2023

Monday 1 & Monday 29 May 2023


Academic Calendars 2022/23

Most courses are structured in line with one of four different Academic Calendars. This simply means that similar types of course share the same key dates, e.g. welcome and induction, teaching weeks, holidays and end-of-module examinations/assessments periods.

The Academic Calendar for your course depends on a number of factors, including whether you are Undergraduate or Postgraduate, if your course includes placements, whether you are an Apprentice and so on.

If you're a current student and are unsure which Calendar your course is on, please contact your Course Team.

If you're a new student, you will be told what Calendar your course is on in the lead-up to your arrival.

Find out the key university dates for your 2022/23 Calendar.

Most Undergraduate courses follow the University’s ‘Semesters’ calendar.

On this Academic Calendar, each year of study is divided into two blocks of 15 weeks. The 15 weeks include 12 weeks of learning & teaching, one study week and a two-week period for end-of-Semester assessments/examinations.

Key dates for courses starting/re-starting in September 2022

  Monday 19 September -
Friday 23 September 2022
Welcome and induction (new students only)
Advent Semester, 2022/23 academic year (Semester 1)
Monday 26 September - 
Friday 21 October 2022
Learning & teaching weeks 1-4
Monday 24 October - 
Friday 28 October 2022
Academic Development Week/
learning & teaching week 5
Monday 31 October -
Friday 16 December 2022
Learning & teaching weeks 6-12
Monday 19 December 2022 -
Monday 2 January 2023
Christmas break
Tuesday 3 January -
Friday 6 January 2023
Study week
Monday 9 January -
Friday 20 January 2023
End-of-Semester assessment/ examination period
  Monday 23 January -
Friday 27 January 2023
Personal Development Week
Easter Semester, 2022/23 academic year (Semester 2)
Friday 30 January -
Friday 31 March 2023
Learning & teaching weeks 1-9
Monday 3 April -
Friday 14 April 2023
Easter break
Monday 17 April -
Friday 5 May 2023
Learning & teaching weeks 10-12
Monday 8 May -
Friday 12 May 2023
Study week
Monday 15 May -
Friday 26 May 2023
End-of-Semester assessment/ examination period
  Monday 17 July -
Friday 21 July 2023
Reassessments 

If you're unsure which Academic Calendar your course is on, please contact your Course Team.

This Academic calendar is typically used for courses that have a longer academic year to meet external professional requirements. These are primarily in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care and the School of Teacher Education.

On this Academic Calendar, each year of study is divided into two blocks of 15 weeks (made up of 12 weeks of learning & teaching, one study week, and a two-week period for formal assessments/ examinations) followed by a further five weeks in which to complete any outstanding placement activity.

Key dates for courses starting/re-starting in September 2022

  Monday 19 September -
Friday 23 September 2022
Welcome and induction (new students only)
Advent Semester, 2022/23 academic year (Semester 1)
Monday 26 September - 
Friday 21 October 2022
Learning & teaching weeks 1-4
Monday 24 October - 
Friday 29 October 2022
Academic Development Week/
learning & teaching week 5
Monday 1 November -
Friday 16 December 2022
Learning & teaching weeks 6-12
Monday 19 December 2022 -
Monday 2 January 2023
Christmas break
Tuesday 3 January -
Friday 6 January 2023
Study week
Monday 9 January -
Friday 20 January 2023
End-of-Semester assessment/ examination period
  Monday 23 January -
Friday 27 January 2023
Personal Development Week
Easter Semester, 2022/23 academic year (Semester 2)
Friday 30 January -
Friday 31 March 2023
Learning & teaching weeks 1-9
Monday 3 April -
Friday 14 April 2023
Easter break
Monday 17 April -
Friday 5 May 2023
Learning & teaching weeks 10-12
Monday 8 May -
Friday 12 May 2023
Study week
Monday 15 May -
Friday 26 May 2023
End-of-Semester assessment/ examination period
  Monday 29 May -
Friday 2 June 2023
Break
  Monday 5 June -
Friday 7 July 2023
Professional Learning Block
  Monday 10 July - 
Friday 14 July 2023
Reassessments (Teacher Education students only)
  Monday 17 July -
Friday 21 July 2023
Reassessments (Health students only)

If you're unsure which Academic Calendar your course is on, please contact your Course Team.

This Academic Calendar is typically used for Postgraduate Taught Degrees.

On this Academic Calendar, each year of study is divided into three blocks of 15 weeks. Each block is made up of 12 weeks of learning & teaching, one study week, and a two-week period for end-of-Trimester assessments/examinations. The nature of assessment/examinations on these courses mean that the third and final Trimester extends part-way into the following week.

Key dates for courses starting/re-starting in September 2022

  Monday 19 September -
Friday 23 September 2022
 Welcome and induction (new students only)
Advent Trimester, 2022/23 academic year (Trimester 1)
Monday 26 September -
Friday 21 October 2022
Learning & teaching weeks 1-4
Monday 24 October -
Friday 29 October 2022
Academic Development Week/ learning & teaching week 5
Monday 31 October -
Friday 16 December 2022
Learning & teaching weeks 6-12
Monday 19 December 2022-
Monday 2 January 2023
Christmas break
Tuesday 3 January -
Friday 6 January 2023
Study week
Monday 9 January - 
Friday 20 January 2023
End-of-Trimester assessment/ examination period
  Monday 23 January - 
Friday 27 January 2023
 Personal Development Week 
Easter Trimester, 2022/23 academic year (Trimester 2)
Monday 30 January -
Friday 31 March 2023
Learning & teaching weeks 1-9
Monday 3 April -
Friday 14 April
Easter break
Monday 17 April -
Friday 5 May 2023
Learning & teaching weeks 10-12
Monday 8 May -
Friday 12 May 2023
Study week
Monday 15 May -
Friday 26 May 2023
End-of-Trimester assessment/ examination period
  Monday 29 May -
Friday 2 June 2023
 Break
Trinity Trimester, 2022/23 academic year (Trimester 3)
Monday 5 June -
Friday 25 August 2023
Learning & teaching weeks 1-12
Monday 28 August -
Friday 1 September 2023
Study week
Friday 4 September -
Wednesday 20 September 2023
End-of-Trimester assessment/ examination period

Reassessments will take place in the formal assessment/examination period of the following Trimester (i.e. Advent Trimester, 2023/24 academic year).

If you are unsure which calendar your course is on, please contact your Course Team.

This Academic Calendar is for a small number of Undergraduate courses which are taught in Trimesters and students progress from one academic year to the next. It is also the Academic Calendar for employment-based courses, i.e. foundation degrees and apprenticeships, where students typically attend one day a week.

Courses on this Academic Calendar are delivered in three blocks of 12 weeks. Each block is made up of 11 weeks of learning & teaching and one week of formal assessments/examinations.

Version 1: 12-week Trimesters (long break)

This version of the '12-week Trimesters' Academic Calendar is for a minority of Undergraduate courses which are taught in Trimesters and students progress from one academic year to the next. Compared to version 2, there is a longer break at the end of the academic year to enable students to progress and re-register in good time for the start of the next academic year.

Key dates for courses starting/re-starting in September 2022

  Monday 19 September -
Friday 23 September 2022
Welcome and induction (for new students only)
Advent Trimester, 2022/23 academic year (Trimester 1)
Monday 26 September -
Friday 21 October 2022
Learning & teaching weeks 1-4
Monday 24 October -
Friday 28 October 2022
Academic Development Week/ learning & teaching week 5
Friday 31 October -
Friday 9 December 2022
Learning & teaching weeks 6-11
Monday 12 December -
Friday 16 December 2022
End-of-Trimester assessment/ examination period
  Monday 19 December 2022 -
Monday 2 January 2023
Christmas break
  Tuesday 3 January - 
Friday 6 January 2023
Personal Development Week
Easter Trimester, 2022/23 academic year (Trimester 2)
Monday 9 January -
Friday 24 March 2023
Learning & teaching weeks 1-11
Monday 27 March - 
Friday 31 March
End-of-Trimester assessment/ examination period
  Monday 3 April -
Friday 21 April
Easter break
Trinity Trimester, 2022/23 academic year (Trimester 3)
Monday 24 April - 
Friday 7 July 2023
Learning & teaching weeks 1-11
Monday 10 July -
Friday 14 July 2023
End-of-Trimester assessment/ examination period

Reassessments will take place in the formal assessment/examination period of the following Trimester, i.e. Advent Trimester, 2023/24 academic year.

Version 2: 12-week Trimesters (equal break)

This is the Academic Calendar for employment-based courses, i.e. foundation degrees and apprenticeships, where students typically attend one day a week.

Courses on this Academic Calendar are delivered in three blocks of 12 weeks. Each block is made up of 11 weeks of learning & teaching and one week of assessments/examinations.

Key dates for courses starting/re-starting in September 2022

  Monday 19 September -
Friday 23 September
Welcome and induction (for new students only)
Advent Trimester, 2022/23 academic year (Trimester 1)
Monday 26 September -
Friday 21 October
Learning & teaching weeks 1-4
Monday 24 October -
Friday28 October 2022
Academic Development Week/ learning & teaching week 5
Monday 31 October -
Friday 9 December 2022
Learning & teaching weeks 6-11
Monday 12 December -
Friday 15 December
End-of-Trimester assessment/ examination period
  Monday 19 December 2022 -
Friday 13 January 2023
Christmas break
  Monday 16 January -
Friday 20 January 2023
Personal Development Week
Easter Trimester, 2022/23 academic year (Trimester 2)
Monday 23 January -
Friday 7 April 2023
Learning & teaching weeks 1-11
Monday 10 April -
Friday 14 April
Easter break
Monday 17 April -
Friday 21 April 2023
End-of-module assessment/ examination period
  Monday 24 April -
Friday 26 May 2023
Break
Trinity Trimester, 2022/23 academic year (Trimester 3)
Tuesday 30 May -
Friday 11 August 2023
Learning & teaching weeks 1-11
Monday 14 August -
Friday 18 August 2023
End-of-Trimester assessment/ examination period

Reassessments will take place in the formal assessment/examination period of the following Trimester, i.e. Advent Trimester, 2023/24 academic year.

If you're unsure which Academic Calendar your course is on, please contact your Course Team.

Which calendar is which?

From 2022/23, the University's four Academic Calendars are:

  • Semesters: Most Undergraduate courses follow the University’s ‘Semesters’ Calendar. For each year of study, learning and teaching is delivered in two blocks of 15 weeks; this includes 12 weeks of learning & teaching, one study week, and two weeks for end-of-Semester assessments/examinations.
  • Semesters with Professional Learning Block: This Calendar is typically used for courses that have a longer academic year to meet external professional requirements. These are primarily courses in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care, and those in the School of Teacher Education. Each year of study is divided into two blocks of 15 weeks (made up of 12 weeks of learning & teaching, one study week, and a two-week period for formal assessments/examinations) followed by a further five weeks for the completion of any outstanding placement activity.
  • Trimesters: Typically used for Postgraduate Taught Degrees. Each year of study on this Academic Calendar is is divided into three blocks of 15 weeks comprising 12 weeks of learning & teaching, one study week and a two-week period of formal assessments/examinations.
  • 12-week Trimesters: This Calendar is for Undergraduate courses which are taught in Trimesters and students progress from one academic year to the next. It is also the Academic Calendar for employment-based courses, i.e. foundation degrees and apprenticeships, where students typically attend one day a week. Courses on this Academic Calendar are delivered in three blocks of 12 weeks, made up of 11 weeks of learning & teaching and one week for end-of-Trimester assessments/examinations.

Most courses in 2022/23 will be aligned to one of these four Academic Calendars, although there will be some exceptions.

Outgoing calendars

Some course which are already underway will continue to be delivered in line with Academic Calendars which are no longer used for new courses. Your Course team will advise you if this is applicable to your course.

This Academic Calendar has typically been used for course that have a longer academic year to meet external professional requirements.

Semester 1 (Advent Semester, 2022/23 academic year)
Monday 12 September -
Friday 21 October 2022
Learning & teaching
Monday 24 October -
Friday 28 October 2022
Academic Development Week/ learning & teaching
Monday 31 October -
Friday 16 December 2022
Learning & teaching
Monday 19 December 2022 -
Monday 2 January 2023
Christmas break
Tuesday 3 January -
Friday 3 February 2023
Learning & teaching
Monday 6 February -
Friday 10 February 2023
End-of-Semester assessment/ examination period
Semester 2 (Easter Semester, 2022/23 academic year)
Monday 13 February -
Friday 31 March 2023
Learning & teaching
Monday 3 April -
Friday 14 April 2023
Easter break
Monday 17 April -
Friday 23 June 2023
Learning & teaching
Monday 26 June -
Friday 14 July 2023
End-of-Semester assessment/ examination period
  Monday 21 August -
Friday 25 August 2023
Reassessments

If you're unsure which Academic Calendar your course is on, please contact your Course Team.

This Academic Calendar has typically been used 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.

Trimester 1
(Advent Trimester, 2022/23 academic year)
Monday 26 September -
Friday 21 October 2022
Learning & teaching
Monday 24 October -
Friday 28 December 2022
Academic Development Week/ learning & teaching
Monday 31 October -
Friday 16 December 2022
Learning & teaching
Monday 19 December 2022 -
Monday 2 January 2023
Christmas break
Tuesday 3 January -
Friday 6 January 2023
Learning & teaching
Monday 9 January -
Friday 20 January 2023
End-of-Trimester examination/ assessment period
Trimester 2
(Easter Trimester, 2022/23 academic year)
Monday 23 January -
Friday 31 March 2023
Learning & teaching
Monday 3 April -
Friday 14 April 2023
Easter break
Monday 17 April -
Friday 5 May 2023
Learning & teaching
Monday 8 May -
Friday 19 May 2023
End-of-Trimester assessment/ examination period
  Monday 22 May -
Friday 2 June 2023
Break
Trimester 3
(Trinity Trimester, 2022/23 academic year)
Monday 5 June -
Friday 25 August 2023
Learning & teaching
Monday 28 August -
Friday 1 September 2023
End-of-Trimester assessment/ examination period

Reassessments will take place in the formal assessment/examination period of the following Trimester.

If you’re unsure which Academic Calendar your course is on, please contact your Course Team.

Welcome and induction 

This week, often known as 'Welcome 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 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 courses on different Academic Calendars 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

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