Governance

Key dates

View of Colchester Campus lake

2019-2020 academic year

Event Begins Ends Notes
Autumn Term Thursday 3 October 2019 Friday 13 December 2019 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 13 January 2020 Friday 20 March 2020
Summer Term Monday 20 April 2020 Friday 26 June 2020
Graduation Monday 13 July 2020 Friday 17 July 2020   

Other key dates

Exam dates

  • Essex Abroad: Monday 16 December 2019 - Friday 20 December 2020
  • Half-year examinations: Monday 6 January 2020 - Saturday 11 January 2020
  • Main examinations: Monday 11 May 2020 - Friday 5 June 2020
  • Re-sit examinations: Tuesday 1 September 2020 – Friday 11 September 2020

Exams may take place at times other than the above examination periods.  Further details are available from the Examinations Office.

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.

University diary

2020-21 academic year

Event Begins Ends Notes
Autumn Term Thursday 8 October 2020 Friday 18 December 2020 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 18 January 2021 Friday 26 March 2021
Summer Term Monday 26 April 2021 Friday 2 July 2021
Winter Graduation Thursday 17 December 2020 Friday 18 December 2020 Provisional
Summer Graduation
Tuesday 20 July 2021 Friday 23 July 2021 Provisional

2021-22 academic year

Event Begins Ends Notes
Autumn Term Thursday 7 October 2021 Friday 17 December 2021
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 17 January 2022 Friday 25 March 2022
Summer Term Monday 25 April 2022 Friday 1 July 2022
Winter Graduation
Thursday 16 December 2021

Friday 17 December 2021


Provisional

Summer Graduation Tuesday 19 July 2022 Friday 22 July 2022  Provisional