Governance

Key dates

View of Colchester Campus lake

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 Easter Day: 21 April 2019
Summer Term Tuesday 23 April 2019 Friday 28 June 2019 Term starts on a Tuesday, as Monday 22 April 2019 is a Bank Holiday
Graduation Monday 15 July 2019 Friday 19 July 2019   

Other key dates

Exam dates

  • Main examinations: Monday 13 May 2019 - Friday 7 June 2019
  • Half-year examinations: Monday 7 January 2019 - Saturday 12 January 2019
  • Re-sit examinations: Monday 2 September 2019 – Thursday 12 September 2019

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

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
Monday 13 July 2020 Friday 17 July 2020

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
Graduation
Monday 12 July 2021

Friday 16 July 2021


Provisional dates, subject to approval