Key dates

Students walking

The academic year is split into the main arrivals weekend, Welcome Week, teaching weeks, exam periods and vacations.

Our courses are taught on a trimester basis. If there are any variations to these dates, they'll be published in the course handbook.

We expect students to attend all their classes and will contact those who don’t attend regularly. We know students may have to work while at university, but they need to make sure working doesn’t adversely affect their studies. We also expect students not to book holidays during teaching and assessment periods.

To see the key trimester dates, please visit our preparing for university page.