Dates (University Almanac)

Key academic dates

Please note that the academic dates below relate to the standard teaching, examination and term dates for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University.

The academic dates may vary for some programmes of study, in particular postgraduate or professional programmes. You can view all non-standard start dates here.

The Postgraduate Research academic year in 2020/21 starts on 21 September 2020. The actual start dates may vary by programme and you should contact your Research Supervisor for more information.

  2020/212021/22
Welcome Week   20 - 24 September 2021
Induction week (online) 28 September - 2 October 2020  
Teaching Block 1 5 October - 15 January 2021 27 September - 17 December 2021
Winter vacation (students) 21 December 2020 - 8 January 2021 20 December 2021 - 7 January 2022
January assessment period 18 - 29 January 2021 10 - 21 January 2022
Teaching Block 2 1 February - 14 May 2021 24 January - 6 May 2022
Winter degree congregations TBC TBC
Spring vacation (students) 29 March - 16 April 2021 4 - 22 April 2022
Summer revision week 17 - 21 May 2021 9 - 13 May 2022
Summer assessment period 24 May - 14 June 2021 16 May - 3 June 2022
Summer vacation (students) 21 June - 17 September 2021 13 June 2022 - TBC
Summer degree congregations Due to government restrictions, we continue to review when we may be able to safely hold degree ceremonies and will be in touch with students at the earliest opportunity to update them. TBC
Reassessment period 16 - 26 August TBC

Note: Winter and Summer congregations morning and afternoon

University closure days (CD) and bank holidays (BH)

  2020/212021/22
Winter closure

Monday 21 December 2020 (CD)*
Tuesday 22 December 2020 (CD)*
Wednesday 23 December 2020 (CD)*
Thursday 24 December 2020 (CD)
Friday 25 December 2020 (BH)
Monday 28 December 2020 (BH)
Tuesday 29 December 2020 (CD)
Wednesday 30 December 2020 (CD)
Thursday 31 December 2020 (CD)
Friday 1 January 2021 (BH)
Monday 4 January 2021 (CD)

Friday 24 December 2021 (CD)
Monday 27 December 2021 (BH)
Tuesday 28 December 2021 (BH)
Wednesday 29 December 2021 (CD)
Thursday 30 December 2021 (CD)
Friday 31 December 2021 (CD)
Monday 3 January 2022 (BH)
Tuesday 4 January 2022 (CD)

Spring closure Friday 2 April 2021 (BH)
Monday 5 April 2021 (BH)
Tuesday 6 April 2021 (CD)

Friday 15 April 2022 (BH)
Monday 18 April 2022 (BH)
Tuesday 19 April 2022 (CD)

May bank holidays 3 and 31 May 2021

Monday 2 May 2022 (BH)
Thursday 2 June 2022 (BH)
Friday 3 June 2022 (BH)

Summer closure

Monday 30 (BH) and Tuesday 31 (CD) August 2021

Monday 29 August 2022 (BH)
Tuesday 30 August 2022 (CD)

*The University was due to close from 24 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 inclusive, but the University will instead close from 21 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 inclusive.

Further information for staff on the Christmas closure is on the Staff Intranet.

BH = bank holiday
CD = closure day

University key dates calendar

Current students and staff can add the ‘UoB key dates calendar’ in Outlook, see the guidance.

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