Governance

Key dates

View of Colchester Campus lake

2017-18 academic year

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  

 

Other key dates

Exam dates

  • Main examinations: Monday 14 May 2018 - Friday 8 June 2018
  • Half-year examinations: Monday 8 January 2018 - Saturday 13 January 2018
  • Re-sit examinations: Monday 3 September 2018 – Thursday 13 September 2018

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

2018-19 academic year

Event Begins Ends Notes
Autumn Term Thursday 4 October 2018 Friday 14 December 2018 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 14 January 2019 Friday 22 March 2019
Summer Term Tuesday 23 April 2019 Friday 28 June 2019 Note: term starts on Tuesday, as Monday is a Bank Holiday
Graduation
Monday 15 July 2019 Friday 19 July 2019 Provisional dates, subject to approval

2019-20 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
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