Cardiff University Academic Calendar

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Cardiff University Academic Calendar


These dates apply to undergraduate modular programmes.

Non-modular, postgraduate and health-related programmes may have alternative semester dates.

Enrolment weekMonday 25 September 2017Friday 29 September 2017
Autumn semesterMonday 2 October 2017Friday 26 January 2018
Christmas recessSaturday 16 December 2017Sunday 7 January 2018
Examination periodMonday 15 January 2018Friday 26 January 2018
Spring semesterMonday 29 January 2018Friday 15 June 2018
Easter recessSaturday 24 March 2018Sunday 15 April 2018
Examination periodMonday 14 May 2018Friday 15 June 2018
Resit examination weekMonday 13 August 2018Friday 24 August 2018

Our Welsh Language Scheme has been approved and commended by the Welsh Language Commissioner.

It’s important that everyone gets the opportunity to use their Welsh every day and the University has a strong Welsh Language Scheme to facilitate this.

Welsh Language Scheme

The Scheme sets out how the University will work to embed the Welsh language within its culture and working practices and also how it will develop its Welsh medium educational provision.


What can Welsh speakers expect from us?

  • We welcome correspondence and telephone enquiries in Welsh and will ensure that all correspondence received by the University in Welsh receives a signed reply in Welsh.
  • If you receive circulars and standard letters from us, they will be bilingual.
  • Our centrally produced publications and printed materials will also be published bilingually.
  • All the University’s Corporate web pages and our Colleges, Schools, Departments, Research Centres and Institutes’ homepages will be available in Welsh and English.

What can we offer Welsh speaking students?

We have a large number of Welsh speaking students studying with us. So providing you with the opportunity to study and live your life through the medium of Welsh is something we take very seriously.

Learning through the medium of Welsh

The University is fully committed to the recent sector-wide developments in relation to Welsh medium provision. We offer a significant amount of modules which can be studied through the medium of Welsh across a wide range of subjects from Law to Medicine.