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Dates of terms, exams and graduation

Today is: Sunday, 23 April 2017; week: 29 (Easter Vac)

2016-17 academic year

We have three-terms during the academic year. Our key dates for you to watch out for include the start and end of our Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, registration, examinations and graduation.

Please note that some teaching dates for students vary according to your campus, degree level and course.

Key dates
Event Begins Ends Notes
Registration Colchester Campus Tuesday 4 October 2016 Friday 7 October 2016 More information about Registration.
Registration Southend Campus Friday 16 September 2016 Friday 7 October 2016 More information about Registration.
Registration Loughton Campus Tuesday 27 September 2016 in CS1 and CS2 in Hatfields House. More information about Registration.
Autumn Term Thursday 6 October 2016 Friday 16 December 2016 Some teaching dates for students vary according to campus, degree level and course. First year undergraduate students should arrive earlier than the start date shown in order to attend University and departmental Welcome events.
Spring Term Monday 16 January 2017 Friday 24 March 2017 Easter Day: 16 April 2017
Summer Term Monday 24 April 2017 Friday 30 June 2017
Graduation Tuesday 18 July 2017 Friday 21 July 2017 All ceremonies are held at our Colchester Campus.
More information about Graduation

Timetables

Exam dates

  • Main examinations: Monday 15 May 2017 - Friday 9 June 2017
  • Half-year examinations: Monday 9 January 2017 - Saturday 14 January 2017
  • Re-sit examinations: Friday 1 September 2017 - Wednesday 13 September 2017

Exams for specific groups of students may take place at other times. Refer to your Departmental Handbook or the Examinations Office for more information.

Students with a Tier 4 visa

If you have a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will need to make sure you are aware of the term dates that apply to you and understand your visa conditions and responsibilities.

Clearing 2017

  • Clearing will take place immediately after A-level results are published in August 2017.

2017-18 academic year

Key dates
Event Begins Ends Notes
Autumn Term Thursday 5 October 2017 Friday 15 December 2017 Some teaching dates for students vary according to campus, degree level and course. First year undergraduate students should arrive earlier than the start date shown in order to attend University and departmental Welcome events.
Spring Term Monday 15 January 2018 Friday 23 March 2018 Easter Day: 1 April 2018
Summer Term Monday 23 April 2018 Friday 29 June 2018
Graduation Monday 16 July 2018 Friday 20 July 2018

2018-19 academic year

Key dates
Event Begins Ends Notes
Autumn Term Thursday 4 October 2018 Friday 14 December 2018 Some teaching dates for students vary according to campus, degree level and course. First year undergraduate students should arrive earlier than the start date shown in order to attend University and departmental Welcome events.
Spring Term Monday 14 January 2019 Friday 22 March 2019
Summer Term Tuesday 23 April 2019 Friday 28 June 2019 Easter Day: 21 April 2019
Note: term starts on Tuesday, as Monday is a Bank Holiday
Graduation Monday 15 July 2019 Friday 19 July 2019 Provisional dates, subject to approval