Term and semester dates

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The academic year

Term dates
Term 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Autumn Monday 25 September 2017 –
Friday 15 December 2017
Monday 17 September 2018 –
Friday 14 December 2018
Spring Tuesday 02 January 2018 –
Thursday 29 March 2018
Monday 07 January 2019 –
Friday 12 April 2019
Summer Monday 16 April 2018 –
Friday 18 May 2018
Monday 29 April 2019 –
Friday 17 May 2019
Semester dates
Semester 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Semester A 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.
Monday 17 September 2018 –
Friday 11 January 2019

(17 weeks, including exam period and integral Christmas vacation 3 weeks)

There will be examinations on Saturday 12 January 2019 for certain students.

Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.
Semester B 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.
Monday 14 January 2019 –
Friday 17 May 2019

(18 weeks, including inter-semester week exam period and integral Easter vacation 2 weeks)

There may be examinations on Saturday 04 May 2019 and Saturday 11 May 2019 for certain students.

There will be examinations from Tuesday 18 June 2019 – Friday 28 June 2019 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 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.


Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.
Monday 20 May 2019 –
Friday 13 September 2019

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

There will be examinations from Monday 02 September 2019 – Friday 06 September 2019 for approved programme-specific referred/deferred assessments and Semester C assessments.

Relevant staff and all students must be available to attend exams on any of the above exam days.
Public Holidays
Holiday 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
Christmas Monday 25 December 2017
Tuesday 26 December 2017
Tuesday 25 December 2018
Wednesday 26 December 2018
New Year Monday 01 January 2018 Tuesday 01 January 2019
Easter Friday 30 March 2018
Monday 02 April 2018
Friday 19 April 2019
Monday 22 April 2019
May Day Monday 07 May 2018 Monday 06 May 2019
Spring Bank Holiday Monday 28 May 2018 Monday 27 May 2019
Summer Bank Holiday Monday 27 August 2018 Monday 26 August 2019
University Holidays The University will be closed from 12.30 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.
The University will be closed from 16.00 hours on Friday 21 December 2018 until 08.30 hours on Wednesday 02 January 2019.

The University will also be closed on Tuesday 27 August 2019.