Lancaster University Term Dates

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Lancaster University Term Dates

Lancaster University Term Dates

Lancaster University

Lancaster University, also officially known as the University of Lancaster, is a public research university in the City of Lancaster, Lancashire, England. The university was established by Royal Charter in 1964, one of several new universities created in the 1960s.

The university was initially based in St Leonard’s Gate in the city centre, until moving to a purpose-built 300 acres (120 ha) campus at Bailrigg in 1968.The campus buildings are arranged around a central walkway known as the Spine, which is connected to a central plaza, named Alexandra Square in honour of its first chancellor, Princess Alexandra.

Lancaster is one of only six collegiate universities in the UK; the colleges are weakly autonomous. The eight undergraduate colleges are named after places of interest in the North West of England, and have their own campus residence blocks, common rooms, administration staff and bar.

It is currently one of only seven universities to be ranked in the top 10 across all national league tables of UK universities. Along with the universities of Durham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York, Lancaster is a member of the N8 Group of research universities. Elizabeth II, Duke of Lancaster, is the Visitor of the University. The Chancellor is Alan Milburn.

Term Dates

Academic Year 2016-2017

Michaelmas Term:

  • 7 October 2016 to 16 December 2016
    • Welcome Week: 3 October 2016

Lent Term:

  • 13 January 2017 to 24 March 2017

Summer Term:

  • 21 April 2017 to 30 June 2017

Academic Year 2017-2018

Michaelmas Term:

  • 6 October 2017 to 15 December 2017
    • Welcome Week: 2 October 2017

Lent Term:

  • 12 January 2018 to 23 March 2018

Summer Term:

  • 20 April 2018 to 29 June 2018
A number of degree schemes, such as Medicine, observe different term dates.Please note that the above term dates do not apply to postgraduate courses; please contact your academic department for more specific information.