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

Tuesday 1 August 2023 - Wednesday 31 July 2024

Christmas

Friday 22 December 2023 - Tuesday 2 January 2024

Easter

29 March (Good Friday) - 1 April 2024 (Easter Monday)

Bank Holidays

Monday 28 August 2023

Tuesday 26 December 2023

Monday 1 January 2024

Monday 6 & Monday 27 May 2024

 

Academic Calendars 2023/24

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 2023/24 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 2023

 

Monday 18 September –
Friday 22 September 2023

Welcome and induction (new students only)
Advent, 2023/24 academic year (Semester 1)

Monday 25 September –
Friday 20 October 2023

Learning & teaching weeks 1-4

Monday 23 October –
Friday 27 October 2023

Academic Development Week/
learning & teaching week 5

Monday 30 October –
Friday 15 December 2023

Learning & teaching weeks 6-12

Monday 18 December 2023 –Tuesday 2 January 2024

Christmas break

Wednesday 3 January –
Friday 6 January 2024

Study week

Monday 8 January –
Friday 19 January 2024

End-of-Semester assessment/ examination period

 

Monday 22 January –
Friday 26 January 2024

Personal Development Week

Easter, 2023/24 academic year (Semester 2)

Monday 29 January –
Friday 29 March 2024

Learning & teaching weeks 1-9

 

Monday 1 April –
Friday 12 April 2024

Easter break

Monday 15 April –
Friday 3 May 2024

Learning & teaching weeks 10-12

Monday 6 May –
Friday 10 May 2024

Study week

Monday 13 May –
Friday 24 May 2024

End-of-Semester assessment/ examination period

 

Monday 15 July –
Wednesday 24 July 2024

Reassessment period

If you are unsure which 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 of professional learning.

Courses commencing/re-commencing September 2023

 

Monday 19 September – Friday 23 September 2022

Welcome and induction (new students only)

Advent, 2023/24 academic year (Semester 1)

Monday 25 September – 
Friday 20 October 2023

Learning & teaching weeks 1-4

Monday 23 October – 
Friday 27 October 2023

Academic Development Week/
learning & teaching week 5

Monday 30 October – 
Friday 15 December 2023

Learning & teaching weeks 6-12

Monday 18 December 2023 –Tuesday 2 January 2024

Christmas break

Wednesday 3 January –
Friday 6 January 2024

Study week

Monday 8 January –
Friday 19 January 2024

End-of-Semester assessment/ examination period

 

Monday 22 January – 
Friday 26 January 2024

Personal Development Week

Easter, 2023/24 academic year (Semester 2)

Monday 29 January – 
Friday 29 March 2024

Learning & teaching weeks 1-9

 

Monday 1 April – 
Friday 12 April 2024

Easter break

Monday 15 April –
Friday 3 May 2024

Learning & teaching weeks 10-12

Monday 6 May –
Friday 10 May 2024

Study week

Monday 13 May –
Friday 24 May 2024

End-of-Semester assessment/ examination period

 

Monday 27 May – 
Friday 31 May 2024

Break

 

Monday 3 June – 
Friday 5 July 2024

Professional Learning Block

 

Monday 8 July –
Friday 12 July 2024

Reassessments (Education students only)

 

Monday 15 July –
Friday 19 July 2024

Reassessments (Health students only)

If you're unsure which 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 2023

 

Monday 18 September – Friday 22 September 2023

Welcome and induction (new students only)

Advent, 2023/24 academic year (Trimester 1)

Monday 25 September – 
Friday 20 October 2022

Learning & teaching weeks 1-4

Monday 23 October –
Friday 27 October 2023

Academic Development Week/  learning & teaching week 5

Monday 31 October –
Friday 15 December 2023

Learning & teaching weeks 6-12

Monday 18 December 2023 –
Tuesday 2 January 2024

Christmas break

Wednesday 3 January –
Friday 6 January 2024

Study week

Monday 9 January –
Friday 19 January 2024

End-of-Semester assessment/  examination period

 

Monday 22 January – 
Friday 26 January 2023

Personal Development Week

Easter, 2023/24 academic year (Trimester 2)

Monday 29 January –
Friday 29 March 2024

Learning & teaching weeks 1-9

 

Friday 29 March –
Friday 12 April 2024

Easter break

Monday 15 April –
Friday 3 May 2024

Learning & teaching weeks 10-12

Monday 6 May –
Friday 10 May 2024

Study week

Monday 13 May –
Friday 24 May 2024

End-of-Semester assessment/  examination period

 

Monday 27 May – 
Friday 31 May 2024

Break

Trinity, 2023/24 academic year (Trimester 3)

Monday 3 June – 
Friday 23 August 2024

Learning & teaching weeks 1-12

Monday 26 August –
Friday 30 August 2024

Study week

Monday 2 September –
Friday 13 September 2024

End-of-Trimester assessment/ examination period

Reassessments will take place in the formal assessment/examination period of the following Trimester (i.e. Advent, 2024/25 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 2023

 

Monday 18 September – 
Friday 22 September 2023

Welcome and induction (for new students only)

Advent, 2023/24 academic calendar (Trimester 1)

Monday 25 September – 
Friday 20 October 2023

Learning & teaching weeks 1-4

Monday 23 October –
Friday 27 October 2023

Academic Development Week/
learning & teaching week 5

Monday 30 October –
Friday 8 December 2023

Learning & teaching weeks 6-11

Monday 11 December –
Friday 15 December 2023

End-of-Trimester assessments/ examinations

 

Monday 18 December 2023 –
Tuesday 2 January 2024

Christmas break

 

Wednesday 3 January –
Friday 5 January 2024

Personal Development Week

Easter, 2023/24 academic calendar (Trimester 2)

Monday 8 January –
Friday 22 March 2024

Learning & teaching weeks 1-11

Monday 25 March –

Thursday 28 March 2024

End-of-Trimester assessments/ examinations

 

Friday 29 March – 
Friday 19 April 2024

Easter break

 

Trinity, 2023/24 academic calendar (Trimester 3)

Monday 22 April – 
Friday 5 July 2024

Learning & teaching weeks 1-11

Monday 8 July – 
Friday 12 July 2024

End-of-Trimester assessments/ examinations

 

Monday 19 August –
Friday 23 August 2024

Reassessments

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 2023

 

Monday 18 September –
Friday 22 September 2023

Welcome and induction (for new students only)

Advent, 2023/24 academic year (Trimester 1)

Monday 25 September –
Friday 20 October 2023

Learning & teaching weeks 1-4

Monday 23 October –
Friday 27 October 2023

Academic Development Week/
learning & teaching week 5

Monday 30 October –
Friday 8 December 2023

Learning & teaching weeks 6-11

Monday 11 December –
Friday 15 December 2023

End-of-Trimester assessment/examination period

 

Monday 18 December 2023 – 
Friday 12 January 2024

Christmas break

 

Monday 15 January –
Friday 19 January 2024

Personal Development Week

Easter, 2023/24 academic year (Trimester 2)

Monday 22 January –
Thursday 28 March 2024

Learning & teaching weeks 1-10

Friday 29 March –
Friday 5 April 2024

Easter break

 

Monday 8 April –
Friday 12 April 2024

Learning & teaching week 11

Monday 15 April –
Friday 19 April 2024

End-of-Trimester assessment/ examination period

 

Monday 22 April –
Friday 24 May 2024

Break

Trinity, 2023/24 academic year (Trimester 3)

Tuesday 28 May –
Friday 9 August 2024

Learning & teaching weeks 1-11

Monday 12 August –
Friday 16 August 2024

End-of-Trimester assessment/examination period

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

Which calendar is which?

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 2023/24 will be aligned to one of these four Academic Calendars, although there will be some exceptions.

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 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 2021/22 or Your Guide to Postgraduate Assessment and Award Processes 2021/22

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