Term dates 2016 - 20

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: 

Term dates for academic years 2016/17 - 2019/20
Event2016/172017/182018/192019/20
Welcome Week Fri 23 Sep 2016Fri 22 Sep 2017Fri 21 Sep 2018Fri 20 Sep 2019
Term One starts
(weeks) 
Mon 3 Oct 2016
10 weeks
Mon 2 Oct 2017
10 weeks
Mon 1 Oct 2018
11 weeks
Mon 30 Sept 2019
11 weeks
Term One ends Fri 9 Dec 2016Fri 8 Dec 2017Fri 14 Dec 2018Fri 13 Dec 2019
Christmas Break (4 weeks) 
Term Two starts
(weeks) 
Mon 9 Jan 2017
12 weeks
Mon 8 Jan 2018
12 weeks
Mon 14 Jan 2019
11 weeks
Mon 13 Jan 2020
12 weeks
Postgraduate January startMon 23 Jan 2017Mon 22 Jan 2018Mon 21 Jan 2019Mon 20 Jan 2020
Term Two endsFri 31 Mar 2017Thu 29 Mar 2018Fri 5 Apr 2019Fri 3 Apr 2020
Easter Break (2 weeks)
Term Three starts
(weeks) 
Wed 19 Apr 2017
8 weeks
Mon 16 Apr 2018
8 weeks
Wed 24 Apr 2019
7 weeks
Mon 20 Apr 2020
7 weeks
PG Online/Distance Learning Startsn/aMon 16 Apr 2018Mon 15 Apr 2019Wed 15 Apr 2020
Bank Holiday (May Day) Mon 1 May 2017Mon 7 May 2018Mon 6 May 2019Mon 4 May 2020
Bank Holiday (Spring) Mon 29 May 2017Mon 28 May 2018Mon 27 May 2019Mon 25 May 2020
NTU holiday Tue 30 May 2017Tue 29 May 2018Tue 28 May 2019Tue 26 May 2020
Assessments
(weeks) 
Mon 15 May 2017 - Fri 9 Jun 2017
4 weeks
14 May – 8 June 2018Mon 13 May - Fri 8 Jun 2019Mon 11 May - Fri 5 Jun 2020
Term Three ends Fri 9 Jun 2017Fri 8 Jun 2018Fri 7 Jun 2019Fri 5 Jun 2020
Bank Holiday (August) Mon 28 Aug 2017Mon 27 Aug 2018Mon 26 Aug 2019Mon 31 Aug 2020
Assessments
(weeks) 
Mon 21 Aug 2017 - Fri 1 Sep 2017
2 weeks
Mon 20 Aug - Fri 31 Aug 2018
2 weeks
Mon 19 Aug - Fri 30 Aug 2019Mon 17 Fri - 28 Aug 2020
2 weeks

Graduation dates

Graduation dates for academic years 2016/17 - 2019/20
Event2016/172017/182018/192019/20
Winter GraduationFri 9 Dec 2016Fri 8 Dec 2017Fri 14 Dec 2018Fri 13 Dec 2019
Summer GraduationMon 17 - Fri 21 Jul 2017Mon 16 - Sat 28 Jul 2018Mon 15 - Sat 27 Jul 2019Mon 13 - Fri 24 Jul 2020