Term dates and semesters

Term dates and semesters

University Senate sets term and semester dates. Terms refer to the time period when taught students are on campus. Semesters refers to the teaching periods for taught modules. Doctoral researchers will find it useful to be aware of the dates below, but their research activity is not directly aligned to terms and semesters. Term Four is for postgraduate taught students only.

Term dates

 2022/232023/242024/252025/26
Autumn term 3 October 2022 – 16 December 2022 2 October 2023 – 15 December 2023 30 September 2024 – 13 December 2024 29 September 2025 - 12 December 2025
Spring term 9 January 2023 – 24 March 2023 8 January 2024 – 22 March 2024 6 January 2025 – 28 March 2025 5 January 2026 - 27 March 2026
Summer term 24 April 2023 – 21 June 2023 22 April 2024 – 19 June 2024 28 April 2025 – 18 June 2025 27 April 2026 - 17 June 2026
Term four
(Postgraduate taught students only)
22 June 2023 – 29 September 2023 20 June 2024 – 27 September 2024 19 June 2025 – 26 September 2025 18 June 2026 - 25 September 2026

Semester dates

 2022/232023/242024/252025/26
Semester 1 3 October 2022 – 3 February 2023 2 October 2023 – 2 February 2024 30 September 2024 – 31 January 2025 29 September 2025 - 30 January 2026
Semester 2 6 February 2023 – 21 June 2023 5 February 2024 – 19 June 2024 3 February 2025 – 18 June 2025 2 February 2026 - 17 June 2026
Semester 3
(Postgraduate taught students only)
22 June 2023 – 29 September 2023 20 June 2024 – 27 September 2024 19 June 2025 – 26 September 2025 18 June 2026 - 25 September 2026

University closure dates

During the year, there are certain days when the University is closed. This means that staff will not be on campus, although some facilities (e.g. sports) will still be working as normal.

Christmas/New Year
Friday 23 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023
Easter
Friday 7 April 2023 to Tuesday 11 April 2023 inclusive
May bank holiday Monday 1 May 2023
Coronation of King Charles III Monday 8 May 2023
Spring bank holiday Monday 29 May 2023
Summer bank holiday Monday 28 August and Tuesday 29 August 2023