2023-24 academic year

Event Begins Ends Notes
Autumn Term Thursday 5 October 2023 Friday 15 December 2023
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 2024 Friday 22 March 2024



Summer Term Monday 22 April 2024 Friday 28 June 2024



Other key dates


Please refer to the Graduation webpages for more information on each of the Graduations scheduled for 2024. Enquiries about Graduation should be directed to graduation@essex.ac.uk


Registration and timetables

Exam dates

Students with a Tier 4 or Student visa

If you have a Tier 4 or Student 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.

If you require written confirmation of your term dates to provide to an employer, review our guidance about working in the UK during your studies and contact the Student Services Hub.

University diary

Event Begins Ends
Autumn Term Thursday 3 October 2024 Friday 13 December 2024
Spring Term Monday 13 January 2025 Friday 21 March 2025
Summer Term

Tuesday 22 April 2025

(term starts on Tuesday, as
Monday is a Bank Holiday)

Friday 27 June 2025