Academic calendar

ARU's Academic Calendar contains information on all the key dates you need for the academic year, including teaching weeks, examination periods and vacations for all taught courses. Please note: the calendar information provided on these pages is for delivery of courses at ARU's main campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House), London, and our Associate Colleges throughout the UK (except Arden University).

Key dates for the 2021/22 academic year

Start of Academic Year and Welcome Week: Monday 13 September 2021

Trimester 1

Teaching: Monday 20 September - Friday 10 December 2021

Examinations: Monday 13 December - Friday 17 December 2021

(Re)sit examinations: Tuesday 3 May - Wednesday 11 May 2022

Trimester 2

Teaching: Monday 17 January - Friday 8 April 2022

Examinations: Monday 25 April - Friday 6 May 2022

Re)sit examinations: Monday 25 July - Friday 5 August 2022

Trimester 3

Teaching: Monday 9 May - Friday 29 July 2022

Examinations: Monday 1 - Friday 5 August 2022

(Re)sit Examinations: Monday 12 - Friday 16 December 2022

Vacation

Christmas Vacation: Monday 20 December 2021 - Monday 3 January 2022 (inclusive)

Easter Vacation: Monday 11 April - Friday 22 April 2022 (inclusive)

Provisional dates for the Academic Calendar 2022/23

These dates are provisional.

Trimester 1

Welcome Week: 12 - 16 September 2022

Trimester 1 Teaching (11+1 weeks): 19 September - 9 December 2022

Examinations: 12th - 16th December 2022

Trimester 2

Welcome Week: 9 - 13 January 2023

Trimester 2 Teaching (11+1 weeks): 16 January - 21 April 2023

Examinations: 24 April - 5 May 2023

Trimester 3

Welcome Week: 2nd - 5th May 2023

Trimester 3 Teaching (11+1 weeks): 8 May - 28 July 2023

Examinations: 31 July - 4 August 2023