University Of Bristol January Exams

By | 4th May 2017

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University Of Bristol January Exams

Exam dates

  • January exam period: 9 – 20 January 2017
  • Summer exam period: 15 May – 2 June 2017 (8 to 13 May is revision week and some examinations may be scheduled during this week)
  • August – September re-sit and supplementary exam period: 23 August – 5 September 2017

Exam scheduling for 2016/17

We plan to issue exam timetables for the 2016/17 academic year;

  • 2 December for January 2017 exams;
  • 30 March for Summer 2017 exams;
  • 7 August for re-sit/supplementary 2017 exams.

Your exam timetable

You will be sent an email when your exam timetable is released. At that point you will be able to view your individual exam timetable on StudentInfo

The process of compiling the exams timetable

We offer approximately 3,000 academic units each year. This provides excellent student choice, but makes timetabling these assessments a complex process.

  • we try to minimise the number of students taking two exams in one day
  • we try to create a reasonable gap between exams
  • we do not schedule exams at the weekends or in the evening

Timing of timetable creation

We cannot start to work on the timetable until the start of November as students are allowed a taster of some units before they make their final choice.

Factors which influence scheduling

Priority is given to:

  • units taken by final-year undergraduate students;
  • units with large cohorts;
  • open language (LANG) units (as students from most schools can take these, there are often clashes).

Other factors which can affect scheduling

  • early scheduling of exams for units with a compulsory field course element or other approved activity which requires the students to be away from the University during part of the exam period;
  • online or practical examinations which need to be accommodated in a specific facility (such as a lab/computer room).

Please note that the academic dates below relate to the standard teaching, examination and term dates at the University, however the academic dates may vary for some programmes of study, in particular postgraduate or professional programmes.

2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Welcome Week 19 – 23 September 2016 18 – 22 September 2017 24 – 28 September 2018
Teaching Block 1 26 September – 16 December 2016 25 September – 15 December 2017 1 October – 21 December 2018
Christmas vacation (students) 19 December 2016 – 6 January 2017 18 December 2017 – 5 January 2018 24 December 2018 – 10 January 2019
University Christmas closure Monday 26 December 2016 (BH)
Tuesday 27 December 2016 (BH)
Wednesday 28 December 2016 (CD)
Thursday 29 December 2016 (CD)
Friday 30 December 2016 (CD)
Monday 2 January 2017 (BH)
Tuesday 3 January 2017 (CD) *
Monday 25 December 2017 (BH)
Tuesday 26 December 2017 (BH)
Wednesday 27 December 2017 (CD)
Thursday 28 December 2017 (CD)
Friday 29 December 2017 (CD)
Monday 1 January 2018 (BH)
Tuesday 2 January 2018 (CD) *
Monday 24 December 2018 (CD)
Tuesday 25 December 2018 (BH)
Wednesday 26 December 2018 (BH)
Thursday 27 December 2018 (CD)
Friday 28 December 2018 (CD)
Monday 31 December 2018 (CD)
Tuesday 1 January 2019 (BH)
Wednesday 2 January 2019 (CD)
January assessment period 9 – 20 January 2017 8 – 19 January 2018  11 – 24 January 2019
Teaching Block 2 23 January – 5 May 2017 22 January – 4 May 2018  25 January – 18 April 2019
Winter degree congregations 15 – 16 February 2017 tbc  tbc
Easter vacation (students) 3 – 21 April 2017 26 March – 13 April 2018  19 April – 10 May 2019
University Easter closure Friday 14 April 2017 (BH)
Monday 17 April 2017 (BH)
Tuesday 18 April 2017 (CD)
Friday 30 March 2018 (BH)
Monday 2 April 2018 (BH)
Tuesday 3 April 2018 (CD)
Friday 19 April 2019 (BH)
Monday 22 April 2019 (BH)
Tuesday 23 April 2019 (CD)
May bank holidays 1 and 29 May 2017 7 and 28 May 2018  6 and 27 May 2019
Summer revision week 8 – 12 May 2017 7 – 11 May 2018  13 – 17 May 2019
Summer assessment period 15 May – 2 June 2017 14 May – 1 June 2018  20 May – 7 June 2019
Summer vacation (students) 12 June – 15 September 2017 11 June – 21 September 2018  17 June –
Undergraduate open days 16 and 17 June 2017 tbc  tbc
Bristol Students’ Union Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) 23 February 2017 tbc  tbc
Summer degree congregations 14 – 21 July 2017 tbc  tbc
University summer closure Monday 28 (BH) and Tuesday 29 (CD) August 2017 Monday 27 (BH) and Tuesday 28 (CD) August 2018  Monday 26 (BH) and Tuesday 27 (CD) August 2019
Re-sits and supplementary exams 23 August – 5 September 2017 tbc  tbc
Undergraduate open day 9 September 2017 tbc  tbc

Note: Winter and Summer congregations am and pm
BH = Bank holiday / CD = Closure day

* In 2017 Christmas Eve is on a weekend, so it is not possible to have four closure days around Christmas. Instead there will be three closure days around Christmas and staff should add the fourth day to annual leave entitlement for the year. We will revert back to the four closure days around Christmas in 2018.