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Term dates

2016 – 2017 Term Dates and Academic Calendar

Term Dates*

Term dates are provided in the format as required by students applying to Student Finance England (SFE) or their alternative funding body.

Autumn Term 19 September 2016 to 16 December 2016
Spring Term 09 January 2017 to 07 April 2017
Summer Term 24 April 2017 to 02 June 2017

*Some courses run outside these dates e.g. Nursing and Allied Health Professions programmes (Occupational Therapy, Radiography and Physiotherapy), Creative and Performing Arts programmes and programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (PGCE Secondary, PGCE Primary, PGCE Distributed Learning, School Direct and undergraduate 3 and 4 Year QTS courses).

Students who are registered on a course with a non-standard or extended academic year, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level, will be advised of the dates for their course separately.

Public Holidays (England and Wales)

Sunday 25 December 2016 Christmas Day
Monday 26 December 2016 Boxing Day
Tuesday 27 December 2016 Christmas Day (substitute day)
Sunday 01 January 2017 New Year’s Day
Monday 02 January 2017 New Year’s Day (substitute day)
Friday 14 April 2017 Good Friday
Monday 17 April 2017 Easter Monday
Monday 01 May 2017 Early May Bank Holiday
Monday 29 May 2017 Spring Bank Holiday
Monday 28 August 2017 Summer Bank Holiday

Further information on public holidays in Scotland or Northern Ireland is available via www.gov.uk/bank-holidays.

Academic Calendar 2016-7**

Date Activity
19 September 2016 Induction Week
26 September 2016 Semester 1 teaching begins (all years)
21 November 2016 Graduation Ceremonies week
16 December 2016 Semester 1 teaching ends
09 January 2017 Semester 1 examination period begins
23 January 2017 Semester 2 teaching begins
10 April 2017 Easter break commences
24 April 2017 Semester 2 teaching recommences
01 May 2017 Semester 2 examination period begins
17 July 2017 Graduation Ceremonies week
14 August 2017 Reassessment examination week

**The calendar applies to standard undergraduate programmes.