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Dates of terms, exams and graduation

Today is: Saturday, 13 February 2016; week: 20 (Spring Term)

2015-16 academic year

We have three terms during the academic year. Our key dates for you to watch out for include the start and end of our Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, registration, examinations and graduation.

Please note that some teaching dates for students vary according to your campus, degree level and course.

Key dates
Event Begins Ends Notes
Registration Colchester Campus Tuesday 29 September 2015 Friday 2 October 2015 More information about Registration.
Registration Southend Campus Monday 14 September 2015 Friday 2 October 2015 More information about Registration.
Registration Colchester Campus 24 September 2015 in CS1, CS2 and CS3 in Hatfields House. More information about Registration.
Autumn term Thursday 1 October
2015
Friday 11 December
2015
Some teaching dates for students vary according to campus, degree level and course. First year undergraduate students should arrive earlier than the start date shown in order to attend University and departmental Welcome events.
Spring term Monday 11 January
2016
Friday 18 March
2016
Easter Day: 27 March 2016
Summer term Monday 18 April
2016
Friday 24 June
2016
Graduation Tuesday 12 July
2016
Friday 15 July
2016
These dates are provisional. All ceremonies are held at our Colchester Campus.
More information about Graduation

Timetables

Exam dates

  • Main examinations: Monday 9 May 2016 - Friday 3 June 2016
  • Half-year examinations: Monday 4 January 2016 - Friday 8 January 2016
  • Re-sit examinations: Thursday 1 September 2016 - Tuesday 13 September 2016

Exams for specific groups of students may take place at other times. Refer to your Departmental Handbook or the Examinations Office for more information.

Students with a Tier 4 visa

If you have a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will need to make sure you are aware of the term dates that apply to you and understand your visa conditions and responsibilities.

Clearing 2016

  • Clearing will take place immediately after A-level results are published in August 2016.

2016-17 academic year

Key dates
Event Begins Ends Notes
Autumn term Thursday 6 October 2016 Friday 16 December 2016 Some teaching dates for students vary according to campus, degree level and course. First year undergraduate students should arrive earlier than the start date shown in order to attend University and departmental Welcome events.
Spring term Monday 16 January 2017 Friday 24 March
2017
Easter Day: 16 April 2017
Summer term Monday 24 April
2017
Friday 30 June
2017
Graduation Tuesday 18 July
2017
Tuesday 25 July
2017
Provisional dates, subject to approval

2017-18 academic year

Key dates
Event Begins Ends Notes
Autumn term Thursday 5 October 2017 Friday 15 December 2017 Some teaching dates for students vary according to campus, degree level and course. First year undergraduate students should arrive earlier than the start date shown in order to attend University and departmental Welcome events.
Spring term Monday 15 January 2018 Friday 23 March
2018
Easter Day: 1 April 2018
Summer term Monday 23 April
2018
Friday 29 June
2018
Graduation Tuesday 17 July
2018
Tuesday 24 July
2018
Provisional dates, subject to approval