Term dates 2014 - 18

For the majority of undergraduate courses the teaching year consists of 30 weeks, split into three ten-week terms.

* Please note that some postgraduate courses within the below schools run to a different set of term dates. For more information, please follow the links below: 


University year begins 1 August
Welcome Week19 September25 September23 September22 September
Term 1 Starts 10 weeks (UG & PG*)29 September5 October3 October*2 October
Graduation29 November28 November9 December8 December
End of Term 15 December11 December9 December8 December
Christmas Break4 Weeks4 Weeks4 Weeks4 Weeks
Term 2 Starts5 January For 12 weeks11 January
For 11 weeks
9 January
For 12 weeks
8 January
For 12 weeks
Postgraduate (January start)19 January25 January23 January22 January
End of first half year6 February12 February10 February26 January
Start of second half year9 February15 February13 February29 January
Term 2 Ends27 March24 March31 March29 March
Good Friday3 April25 March14 April30 March
Easter Monday6 April28 March17 April2 April
NTU holiday7 April29 March18 April3 April
Easter Break *2 Weeks2 Weeks2 Weeks2 Weeks
Term 3 StartsMonday 13 AprilMonday 11 AprilWednesday 19 AprilMonday 16 April
Term 38 Weeks9 weeks8 weeks12 Weeks
May Day4 May2 May1 May7 May
Spring Bank Holiday25 May30 May29 May28 May
NTU holidayn/a31 May30 May29 May
Assessments (4 week block)11 May – 5 June16 May – 10 June15 May – 9 June14 May - 8 June
End of academic year5 June10 June9 June8 June
Clear weeks to Graduation week6 weeks5 weeks5 weeks5 weeks
Graduation20 - 24 July18 - 22 July17 - 21 July16 - 28 July
August Bank Holiday31 August29 August28 August27 August
Assessments1 September – 11 September24 August - 6 September21 August – 1 September20 - 31 August
University year ends 31 July

*Please note: Easter Break falls earlier this year and will run for two weeks before Easter, starting on 29 March and ending on 13 April.