Queen’s University Belfast Academic Calendar 2017/2018

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Queen’s University Belfast Academic Calendar 2017/2018

Semester One

Accommodation available from Saturday 9 September 2017
5 days International Students’ Orientation Programme Wednesday 13 Sept – Sun 17 Sept 2017
5 days Welcome Week for all new students Monday 18 Sept – Fri 22 Sept 2017
Week 1 -12  Teaching Monday 25 Sept – Fri 15 Dec 2017
3 weeks
Christmas Vacation Monday 18 Dec 2017 – Fri 5 Jan 2018

 
Semester Two

Accommodation available from Wednesday 3 January 2018
4 days International Students’ Orientation Programme Thurs 4 – Sunday 7 Jan 2018
Week 13 – 23 Teaching Monday 8 Jan – Fri 23 March 2018
3 weeks Easter Vacation Monday 26 March – Fri 13 April 2018
Week 24 Teaching Monday 16 –  Fri 20 April 2018
3 weeks Assessment Mon 23 April – Sat 12 May 2018
3 weeks Development Mon 14 May – Fri 1 June 2018
Accommodation contract ends Saturday 9 June 2018

Holidays and key dates

Holidays for 2017

 St Patrick’s Day: Friday 17 March
 Easter: Friday 14 April – Friday 21 April (inclusive)
 May Day: Monday 1 May
July Holidays: Wednesday 12 July and Thursday 13 July
Christmas/ New Year: Friday 22 December – Tuesday 2 January 2018 (inclusive)

Holidays for 2018

 St Patrick’s Day: Monday 19 March
 Easter: Friday 30 March – Friday 6 April (inclusive)
 May Day: Monday 7 May
July Holidays: Thursday 12 July and Friday 13 July
Christmas/ New Year: Monday 24 December – Wednesday 2 January 2019 (inclusive)

Semester dates

Semester dates are approved three years in advance by Academic Council but may be subject to change for operational reasons.

New students are expected to be available for Welcome Week each year. All students are expected to be available for all teaching during the academic year and the full examination period and should note the dates of supplementary examinations each summer.

 

Please note – Due to the nature of the course, some courses have additional teaching/placements/ professional practice requirements which fall outside of the normal semester dates. Students are advised to check with their School to confirm any additional attendance requirements outside of these dates.