Aberystwyth University Academic Year

By | 4th April 2017

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University Academic Year

Dates of Term should be read in conjunction with the University’s residency requirements for full-time students as set out in section 3.1 of Student Rules and Regulation.

Formal, timetabled classes will not take place during vacation periods, but fieldwork, work experience placements and other activities may do.

Session 2016/2017

Event

Date

Michaelmas Term (1)Monday 26/09/2016 – Saturday 17/12/2016
Orientation Week/Induction/RegistrationMonday 26/09/2016 – Friday 30/09/2016
Semester 1 TeachingMonday 03/10/2016 – Saturday 17/12/2016
Christmas VacationMonday 19/12/2016 – Saturday 07/01/2017
Vacation period for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, and for students on the International Foundation Programme.
Lent Term (2)Monday 09/01/2017 – Saturday 08/04/2017
Semester 1 ExaminationsWednesday 11/01/2017 – Tuesday 24/01/2017
Induction/Preparation for Semester 2Wednesday 25/01/2017 – Saturday 28/01/2017
Semester 2 TeachingMonday 30/01/2017 – Saturday 08/04/2017
Easter VacationMonday 10/04/2017 – Saturday 29/04/17
Vacation period for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, and for students on the International Foundation Programme.
Easter Term  (3)Monday 01/05/2017 – Saturday 03/06/2017
Semester 2 teachingMonday 01/05/2017 – Saturday 06/05/2017
Reading/Revision WeekMonday 08/05/2017 – Saturday 13/05/2017
Semester 2 ExaminationsMonday 15/05/2017 – Saturday 03/06/2017

Supplementary Examinations

21 August – 31 August 2017

 

The period from Monday 05/06/2017 to the beginning of the 2017-18 Session is a vacation period for full-time undergraduate students and for students on the International Foundation Programme. Students should however ensure that they are available to take resit exams in Aberystwyth during the August supplementary examination period. Note that full-time postgraduate taught students will continue to pursue their studies during this period.

Full-time postgraduate research students are required to be resident in Aberystwyth for 44 weeks a year, with the remaining 8 weeks to be taken as conditional leave. The timing of postgraduate research leave will be determined in discussion between student and supervisor, but does not need to coincide with the University vacation periods which are published in the dates of term.

Please note that Induction and Preparation periods at the beginning of semester 1 and 2 are integral parts of the academic year. Students are expected to be resident in Aberystwyth during these periods and to participate in activities as arranged by the University and by academic departments.