Key datesAcademic session 2021-22

Please see below for key dates for Academic Year 2021-22. To access key dates for future academic years, please follow the links on the right-hand side of this page.

Please note: Teaching Block dates primarily relate to the academic year structure for undergraduate students.  Postgraduate Taught programmes may have alternative start dates – Please check with your Department or School for further details.

Semester 1

13 September 2021 - 9 January 2022

EventDatesAcademic year structure*
Term 1 13 September 2021 - 5 December 2021 (12 weeks)
  • Welcome and development week (1 week)
  • Teaching block 1 (11 weeks)
University closed 27 September 2021
Formal assessment period

6 December 2021 - 19 December 2021

Formal Assessment period (2 weeks)

Student holiday: Winter vacation 20 December 2021 - 9 January 2022 (inclusive) Winter vacation (3 weeks)
University closed 24 December 2021 - 4 January 2022 (inclusive)

Semester 2

10 January 2022 - 22 May 2022

EventDatesAcademic year structure*
Term 2 10 January 2022 - 3 April 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Consolidation and development week (1 week)
  • Teaching block 2 (11 weeks)
University closed 15 April 2022 and 18 April 2022
Student holiday: spring vacation

4 April 2022 - 17 April 2022

Spring vacation (2 weeks)

Term 3 18 April 2022 - 22 May 2022
Formal assessment period 18 April 2022 - 22 May 2022 Formal assessment period (5 weeks)
University closed

 2 May 2022

Other key dates

23 May 2022- 11 September 2022

EventDatesAcademic year structure*
University closed

2 June 2022 and 3 June 2022

Student holiday: summer vacation

23 May 2022 – 11 September 2022

Summer vacation (16 weeks)
University closed 15 July 2022 and 18 July 2022
Resit examination diet TBC

Please note: this information may be subject to change.

*This represents the University’s academic year structure as outlined in the Policy on the Academic Year and Teaching Calendar. Senate has overall responsibility for determining the shape of the academic year.

 

Students who are Tier 4/Student visa holders are entitled to work up to 20 hours per week during term time and full time during official University vacations in line with the parameters of a Tier 4/Student visa. Please note that for these purposes, the summer vacation runs from the end of semester 2 to the beginning of semester 1 in the following academic year.

Undergraduate Tier 4/Student visa holders are therefore entitled to work full time during the Christmas, spring and summer University vacations.

Postgraduate Masters Tier 4/Student visa holders are not on vacation from their course during the summer University vacation and therefore, within the restrictions of the Tier 4/Student visa, are not entitled to work more than 20 hours per week during this period, but are entitled to work full time during Christmas and spring University vacations.

MRes, MPhil and PhD Tier 4/Student visa holders undertaking research are not regarded as being on vacation from their course of study during the spring and summer University vacations and therefore are not entitled to work more than 20 hours per week during this period. The may work full-time in line with University Christmas closure.

All Tier 4/Student visa holders, however, can work full-time for up to 4 months after the official end date of their course - when they are marked on PEGASUS as 'completed' - until their visa expires.

The University of Strathclyde is obligated by its UKVI Sponsor Licence to report to them if we become aware of any breaches of these conditions.  This could result in the cancellation of your visa and a potential ban on future visa applications.

If you require further information on working conditions for Tier 4/Student visa holders, please contact the International Student Support Team at infoandadvice@strath.ac.uk.

Students who have a Tier 4 or Student visa will have work conditions attached to their visa; please visit our Working During Studies page to see what this means for you.