Term and semester dates

Term dates
Term  2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
Autumn Monday 29 September 2014 - Friday 19 December 2014
(Term 12 weeks)
(Christmas vacation 2 weeks)  

Monday 28 September 2015 - Friday 18 December 2015

Spring Monday 05 January 2015 – Thursday 02 April 2015
(Term 13 weeks)
(Easter vacation 2 weeks) 
Monday 04 January 2016 - Friday 1 April 2016
Summer Monday 20 April 2015 - Friday 22 May 2015
(Term 5 weeks)
(Summer vacation 18 weeks) 
Monday 18 April 2016 - Friday 20 May 2016
Semester dates
Semester  2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
Semester A

Monday 29 September 2014 - Friday 16 January 2015

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

There will be examinations on Saturday 17 January 2015 for certain students.  

Monday 28 September 2015 - Friday 15 January 2016

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

There will be examinations on Saturday 16 January 2015 for certain students.

Semester B

Monday 19 January 2015 - Friday 22 May 2015

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

There will be examinations on Saturday 9 May 2015 and Saturday 16 May 2015 for certain students.

There will be examinations from Monday 22 June 2015 – Friday 3 July 2015 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 18 January 2016 – Friday 20 May 2016

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

There will be examinations on Saturday 7 May 2016 and Saturday 14 May 2016 for certain students.

There will be examinations from Monday 20 June 2016 – Friday 1 July 2016 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

Tuesday 26 May 2015 - Friday 25 September 2015

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

There will be examinations from Monday 7 September 2015 – Friday.

11 September 2015 for approved programme specific referred/deferred assessments and Semester C assessments. 

Monday 23 May 2016 – Friday 23 September 2016

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

There will be examinations from Monday 5 September 2016 – Friday

9 September 2016 for approved programme-specific referred/deferred assessments and Semester C assessments.

Public Holidays
Holiday  2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016
Christmas Thursday 25 December 2014
Friday 26 December 2014 

Friday 25 December 2015
Monday 28 December 2015

New Year Thursday 01 January 2015 Friday 01 January 2016
Easter Friday 03 April 2015
Monday 06 April 2015
Friday 25 March  2016
Monday 28 March 2016
May Day  Monday 04 May 2015 Monday 02 May 2016
Spring Bank Holiday  Monday 25 May 2015 Monday 30 May 2016
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2015 Monday 29 August 2016
University Holidays

The University will be closed from 12.00 hours on Wednesday 24 December 2014 until 08.30 hours on Friday 02 January 2015.

The University will also be closed on Tuesday 01 September 2015.

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 12.00 hours on Thursday 24 December 2015 until 08.30 hours on Monday 04 January 2016.

The University will also be closed on Tuesday 30 August 2016.

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.