University of Bath Holidays

University of Bath Holidays

University of Bath

University of Bath Holidays, Semester dates 2016-17

These are the dates for the academic year 2016-17.

View the full official academic year calendar for all academic dates, including examinations.

Semester 1

New student arrivalsSaturday 24 September 2016 – Sunday 25 September 2016
Induction and Freshers’ WeekMonday 26 September 2016 – Sunday 2 October 2016
Semester 1Monday 3 October 2016 – Friday 16 December 2016
Semester 1 vacationMonday 19 December 2016 – Friday 6 January 2017
Semester 1Monday 9 January 2017 – Friday 27 January 2017

Semester 2

Semester 2Monday 6 February 2017 – Friday 7 April 2017
Semester 2 vacationMonday 10 April 2017 – Friday 21 April 2017
Semester 2Monday 24 April 2017 – Friday 2 June 2017


The University of Bath was granted university status in 1966 by Royal Charter, however our roots can be traced back to the Bristol Trade School – a technical school established in 1856.

In 1885 the school was renamed the Merchant Venturers’ Technical College and in 1929 the Bath School of Pharmacy became part of the college.

By 1960 the college had become the Bristol College of Science and Technology and, following the Robbins Report of 1963, which recommended immediate expansion of universities, began to look at gaining university status.

With the college rapidly expanding and no suitable site available in Bristol, a chance conversation between the college principal and the Director of Education in Bath led to an agreement to provide the college with a new home in Claverton Down, Bath.

The first building on campus was completed in 1965 (becoming the building now known as 4 South), just a year before the Royal Charter was granted.