Term and semester dates

Term dates
Term 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017
Autumn Monday 28 September 2015 –
Friday 18 December 2015
Monday 26 September 2016 –
Wednesday 21 December 2016
Spring Monday 04 January 2016 –
Thursday 24 March 2016
Thursday 05 January 2017 –
Friday 31 March 2017
Summer Monday 11 April 2016 –
Friday 20 May 2016
Tuesday 18 April 2017 –
Friday 19 May 2017
Semester dates
Semester 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017
Semester A

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 2016 for certain students.

Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.

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.
Semester B

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 07 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.

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.
Semester C

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

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.
Public Holidays
Holiday 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017
Christmas

Friday 25 December 2015
Monday 28 December 2015

Sunday 25 December 2016
Monday 26 December 2016

Substitute Bank Holiday

Tuesday 27 December 2016
New Year Friday 01 January 2016 Sunday 01 January 2017

Substitute Bank Holiday

Monday 02 January 2017
Easter Friday 25 March  2016
Monday 28 March 2016
Friday 14 April 2017
Monday 17 April 2017
May Day  Monday 02 May 2016 Monday 01 May 2017
Spring Bank Holiday  Monday 30 May 2016 Monday 29 May 2017
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2016 Monday 28 August 2017
University Holidays

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, but for the academic year 2015-2016 an exception has been made.
The University will be closed from 16.00 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.