Key dates

As well as being used during term time by staff and students, there are a great many visitors to campus each week.

Each year there are also ‘Open Days’ for prospective students and ceremonies for graduating students and their families.

The campus is also well used by a variety of external groups and organisations for a variety of conferences and events.  Local residents also come on to campus in large numbers to take advantage of the many facilities and event.

All of these activities mean campus is a very busy place on most days.  The table below attempts to summarise the dates where campus is expected to be particularly busy. 

Additional traffic on campus and on routes surrounding campus can be anticipated on these days and local residents and visitors are recommended to plan additional time for their journeys.

Open Days

  • Friday 28 June
  • Saturday 29 June
  • Friday 20 September
  • Saturday 21 September

Term dates 2018/19

  • Autumn term starts: 1 October
  • Autumn term ends: 14 December
  • Spring term starts: 7 January
  • Spring term ends: 29 March
  • Summer term starts: 29 April
  • Summer term ends: 19 June

Graduation 2018/19


  • Tuesday 16 July
  • Wednesday 17 July
  • Thursday 18 July
  • Friday 19 July


  • Monday 16 December