Key dates Academic session 2023-24

Please see below for key dates for Academic Year 2023-24. To access key dates for future standard academic years, please follow the links on the right-hand side of this page.

Teaching at the University typically takes place across two semesters (‘Semester 1’ and ‘Semester 2’). Each semester encompasses an initial welcome/consolidation and development week, an 11-week teaching block, a formal assessment period and vacation dates.

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

Last updated: 30 August 2023

Semester 1

11 September 2023 - 5 January 2024

EventDatesStandard academic year structure*
Welcome and development week

11 September 2023 – 17 September 2023

1 week
Teaching block 1

18 September 2023 – 3 December 2023

11 weeks
University closed 25 September 2023
Formal assessment period

4 December 2023 - 15 December 2023

2 weeks

Student holiday: Winter vacation 18 December 2023 - 5 January 2024 (inclusive) 3 weeks
University closed 23 December 2023 - 7 January 2024
Term 1 11 September 2023 - 1 December 2023 (12 weeks)
  • Welcome and development week (1 week)
  • Teaching block 1 (11 weeks)

Semester 2

8 January 2024 - 17 May 2024

EventDatesStandard academic year structure*
Consolidation and development week 8 January 2024 - 14 January 2024 1 week
Teaching block 2 15 January 2024 – 31 March 2024 11 weeks
University closed 29 March 2024 - 2 April 2024
Student holiday: spring vacation

1 April 2024 - 12 April 2024

2 weeks

Formal assessment period 15 April 2024 - 17 May 2024 5 weeks
University closed

6 May 2024

Term 2

8 January 2024 - 29 March 2024 (12 weeks)

  • Consolidation and development week (1 week)
  • Teaching block 2 (11 weeks)
Term 3

15 April 2024 - 17 May 2024

Other key dates

20 May 2024 - 13 September 2024

EventDatesStandard academic year structure*
University closed

27 May 2024

Student holiday: summer vacation

20 May 2024 – 13 September 2024

16 weeks
University closed 12 July 2024 - 15 July 2024
Resit examination diet

July/August: 24 July 2024 to 6 August 2024

Please note: this information may be subject to change.

*This represents the University’s standard 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 standard academic year.

 

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