Term dates

Most of our courses are taught in trimesters running from September to December and January to May with breaks at Easter and Christmas. Some courses run into a third trimester and other courses start in January. All dates are inclusive.

2019-2020

Trimester dates

Inductions: From 7 September 2019 and 8 January 2020
Trimester 1: 9 September - 21 December 2019
Trimester 2: 13 January - 9 May 2020
Trimester 3: 18 May - 29 August 2020

Holiday dates

Christmas break: 22 December 2019 - 5 January 2020
Inter-trimester week: 6 - 12 January 2020
Easter break: 10 - 26 April 2020
Inter-trimester week: 11 - 17 May 2020

Assessment dates

Trimester 1: 9 - 21 December 2019
Trimester 2: 27 April - 9 May 2020
Trimester 3: 17 - 29 August 2020

2020 – 2021 

The shape of the University Academic Calendar is changing in 2020/21

Trimester dates

Trimester 1: 7 September 2020 – 19 December 2020
Trimester 2: 18 January 2021 – 16 May 2021
Trimester 3: 31 May 2021 - 28 August 2021

Holiday dates

Christmas break: 21 December 2020 - 3 January 2021
Marking, preparation & development week: 4 - 15 January 2021
Easter break: 5 - 18 April 2021
Marking, preparation & development week: 17 – 28 May 2021
Marking, preparation & development week: 30 August – 4 September 2021

Assessment dates

Trimester 1: 7 - 19 December 2020
Trimester 2: 3 – 15 May 2021
Trimester 3: 23 - 28 August 2021 

2021-2022

Trimester dates

Trimester 1: 6 September 2021 – 18 December 2021
Trimester 2: 17 January 2022 – 14 May 2022
Trimester 3: 30 May 2022 – 28 August 2022

Holiday dates

Christmas break: 20 December 2021 - 2 January 2022
Marking, preparation & development week: 3 - 14 January 2022
Easter break: 11 – 24 April 2022
Marking, preparation & development week: 16 – 27 May 2022
Marking, preparation & development week: 29 August 2022 – 2 September 2022

Assessment dates

Trimester 1: 6 - 18 December 2021
Trimester 2: 2 - 14 May 2022
Trimester 3: 22 - 27 August 2022 

2022-2023

Trimester dates

Trimester 1: 5 September 2022 – 17 December 2022
Trimester 2: 16 January 2023 – 13 May 2023
Trimester 3: 29 May 2023 - 26 August 2023

Holiday dates

Christmas break: 19 December 2022 – 2 January 2023
Marking, preparation & development week: 2 - 13 January 2023
Easter break: 3 - 16 April 2023
Marking, preparation & development week: 15 – 26 May 2023
Marking, preparation & development week: 28 August 2023 – 1 September 2023

Assessment dates

Trimester 1: 5 - 17 December 2022
Trimester 2: 1 - 13 May 2023
Trimester 3: 21 - 26 August 2023


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