Important dates for the current academic year

Please find below a list of important dates for the 2019–2020 academic year. 

These dates are based on our standard semester dates for taught programmes. For information on programmes that have non-standard semester dates, please see non-standard programmes.

Research degree programmes start dates are normally 1 October, 1 January and 1 April of each year and the academic year runs between 1 August to 31 July.

DATE EVENT
16 September to 20 September 2019  Start of semester 1 (induction week)
23 September 2019 to 24 January 2020  Semester 1 teaching weeks
18 November 2019  Publication of January examination timetable
14 December 2019 to 5 January 2020  Christmas vacation
13 January to 24 January 2020  Semester 1 assessment period
24 January 2020  End of semester 1
27 January 2020  Start of semester 2
27 January to 29 May 2020  Semester 2 teaching weeks​
21 February 2020  Publication of May examination timetable
28 March to 19 April 2020  Easter vacation
18 May to 29 May 2020  Semester 2 assessment period
29 May 2020  End of semester 2/end of undergraduate academic year ​

DATE EVENT
30 May 2020 Start of Summer period for postgraduate taught
24 June 2020 Publication of results*
8 July 2020 Summer appeal deadline*
13 July to 18 July 2020 Graduation ceremonies* (for those with results published on or before 24 June 2020)
15 July 2020 Publication of referred examination timetable
30 July 2020 Deadline for submission of referred coursework
3 August to 7 August 2020 Referred examination/assessment period
9 September 2020 Publication of referred results
23 September 2020 Referred results appeal deadline*
25 September 2020 End of postgraduate taught academic year

*Please note that programmes in the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences may have different dates and you should check these with the faculty.

For information on when a student has been deemed to have academically attempted a module, please refer to the information on withdrawing from a module.

For information on the fees payable by students interrupting or withdrawing from study, please refer to the information on withdrawing or interrupting study – fees payable.