Term and semester dates

Term dates
Term 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
Autumn Monday 26 September 2016 –
Wednesday 21 December 2016
Monday 25 September 2017 –
Friday 15 December 2017
Spring Thursday 05 January 2017 –
Friday 31 March 2017
Tuesday 02 January 2018 –
Thursday 29 March 2018
Summer Tuesday 18 April 2017 –
Friday 19 May 2017
Monday 16 April 2018 –
Friday 18 May 2018
Semester dates
Semester 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
Semester A Monday 26 September 2016 –
Friday 13 January 2017

(16 weeks, including exam period and integral Christmas vacation 2 weeks)

There will be examinations on Saturday 14 January 2017 for certain students.

Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.
Monday 25 September 2017 –
Friday 12 January 2018

(16 weeks, including exam period and integral Christmas vacation 2 weeks)

There will be examinations on Saturday 13 January 2018 for certain students.

Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.
Semester B Monday 16 January 2017 –
Friday 19 May 2017

(18 weeks, including exam period and integral Easter vacation 2 weeks)

There will be examinations on Saturday 06 May 2017 and Saturday 13 May 2017 for certain students.

There will be examinations from Tuesday 20 June 2017 – Friday 30 June 2017 for referred/deferred assessments from Semesters A and B.

Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.
Monday 15 January 2018 –
Friday 18 May 2018

(18 weeks, including exam period and integral Easter vacation 2 weeks)

There may be examinations on Saturday 05 May 2018 and Saturday 12 May 2018 for certain students.

There will be examinations from Tuesday 19 June 2018 – Friday 29 June 2018 for referred/deferred assessments from Semesters A and B.

Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.
Semester C Monday 22 May 2017 –
Friday 22 September 2017

(18 weeks, including exam period and integral vacation weeks determined by programme)

There will be examinations from Monday 04 September 2017 – Friday 08 September 2017 for approved programme-specific referred/deferred assessments and Semester C assessments.
Monday 21 May 2018 –
Friday 21 September 2018

(18 weeks, including exam period and integral vacation weeks determined by programme)

There will be examinations from Monday 03 September 2018 – Friday 07 September 2018 for approved programme-specific referred/deferred assessments and Semester C assessments.
Public Holidays
Holiday 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018
Christmas Sunday 25 December 2016
Monday 26 December 2016

Substitute Bank Holiday

Tuesday 27 December 2016
Monday 25 December 2017
Tuesday 26 December 2017
New Year Sunday 01 January 2017

Substitute Bank Holiday

Monday 02 January 2017
Monday 01 January 2018
Easter Friday 14 April 2017
Monday 17 April 2017
Friday 30 March 2018
Monday 02 April 2018
May Day Monday 01 May 2017 Monday 07 May 2018
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 29 May 2017 Monday 28 May 2018
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2017 Monday 27 August 2018
University Holidays The University will be closed from 12.30 hours on Friday 23 December 2016 until 08.30 hours on Tuesday 03 January 2017

The University will also be closed on Tuesday 29 August 2017.

The Christmas vacation (with effect from 2014-2015) and the Easter vacation (with effect from 2009-2010) have been aligned with Hertfordshire County Council school vacations.
The University will be closed from 16.00 hours on Friday 22 December 2017 until 08.30 hours on Tuesday 02 January 2018.

The University will also be closed on Tuesday 28 August 2018.

The Christmas vacation (with effect from 2014-2015) and the Easter vacation (with effect from 2009-2010) have been aligned with Hertfordshire County Council school vacations, but for the academic year 2017-2018 an exception has been made.