Queen’s University Belfast Key Dates 2017/18

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Queen’s University Belfast Key Dates 2017/18

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.

PLEASE NOTE

Please note that full implementation of the new academic year structure will be introduced in 2017-18 across all levels of study.  The approved semester dates for 2017-20 within this new structure can be found below:

The taught academic year is 30 weeks for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students. Master’s students also undertake a 15-week dissertation or research project, normally conducted between June and September.

Date Undergraduate Postgraduate Taught
Monday 18 September – Friday 22 September 2017 Welcome Week
Monday 25 September – Friday 15 December 2017 Weeks 1-12
Monday 18 December 2017 – Friday 5 January 2018 Christmas Vacation
Monday 8 January – Friday 23 March 2018 Weeks 13-23
Monday 26 March – Friday 13 April 2018 Easter Vacation
Monday 16 April – Friday 1 June 2018 Weeks 24-30
Monday 4 June 2018 – Friday 14 September 2018 Summer Vacation Dissertation or research project

RAG Day: Wednesday 21st February 2018

Reading Day: Friday 16 March 2018

Deadline for publication of semester 1 assessment results: Tuesday 6 February 2018

Deadline for publication of semester 2 assessment results: Thursday 14 June 2018

Summer Graduation week: Thursday 28 June – Wednesday 4 July 2018  

Formal exams for UG students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 25-27

Developmental opportunities for UG students will be scheduled during weeks 28-30

Formal exams for PGT students, if required, will be scheduled during weeks 28-30

Students who are appealing against a decision of the Board of Examiners that impacts on their progression (e.g. being asked to withdraw) will have their appeal heard on Friday, 4 August 2017.  Students will receive the outcome of their appeal on the same day.

All other appeals (e.g. against decision to cap a re-sit module mark) will be heard in October 2017.

The decision regarding when a student’s appeal will be considered by CSAC rests with Academic Affairs.