Dates (University Almanac)

Open and visit days

Undergraduate virtual open day 26 June 2020
Undergraduate virtual open week 14 to 18 September 2020
Postgraduate Taught virtual open week 16 to 20 November 2020
Postgraduate Research virtual open week 23 to 27 November 2020

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.

  2019/202020/21
Welcome Week 23 - 27 September 2019  
Induction week (online)   28 September - 2 October 2020
Teaching Block 1 30 September - 20 December 2019 5 October - 15 January 2021
Christmas vacation (students) 23 December 2019 - 10 January 2020 21 December 2020 - 8 January 2021
January assessment period 13 - 24 January 2020 18 - 29 January 2021
Teaching Block 2 27 January - 15 May 2020 1 February - 14 May 2021
Winter degree congregations 18 - 20 February 2020  TBC
Teaching suspended (2020 only) 19 - 27 March 2020 
Easter vacation (students) 30 March - 17 April 2020 29 March - 16 April 2021
Teaching consolidation week (2020 only) 18 - 22 May 2020
Summer revision week 25 - 29 May 2020 17 - 21 May 2021
Summer assessment period 1 1 - 19 June  2020 24 May - 14 June 2021
Summer vacation (students) 22 June - 25 September 2020 21 June 2021 - TBC
Summer degree congregations TBC TBC
Summer assessment period 2 17 August - 4 September 2020 TBC

Note: Winter and Summer congregations morning and afternoon

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

  2020/212021/22
Christmas closure

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)

Easter 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
Monday 30 May 2022

Summer closure

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

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

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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