University College Birmingham Calendar

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University College Birmingham Calendar

Term dates

Please note that the term dates listed below relate to the general teaching periods at University College Birmingham. Dates may differ for some courses and all students will recieve a timetable during induction.


Autumn Term: 20 September 2016 – 16 December 2016

(Reading Week: 24 October – 28 October 2016)

Spring Term: 9 January 2017 – 7 April 2017

Summer Term: 2 May 2017 – 23 June 2017

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Exam periods

February starters enrolment and induction

Enrolment and Induction

30th January 2017 – 3rd February 2017


Term dates


Autumn Term: 18 September 2017 – 15 December 2017

(Reading Week: 23 October 2017 – 27 October 2017)

Spring Term: 8 January 2018 – 23 March 2018

Summer Term: 16 April 2018 – 4 May 2018

Graduation Ceremonies

University College Birmingham’s Awards Ceremonies celebrate achievement in style.  Those for our Foundation Degree, Bachelors and Masters take place in the prestigious Symphony Hall at the Birmingham International Convention Centre.

The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards Congregations will take place on the following dates:

Graduation Ceremonies

2017: Friday 29 September

2018: Monday 17 September

Activity Weeks

University College Birmingham do not provide half term holidays. Given the specialist and highly vocational nature of the subjects we offer, we have scheduled 3 weeks throughout the academic year which have been designed to enhance employability and prepare our students for the world of work. Activities will include; expert speaker from industry who will demonstrate current techniques and showcase some new technology within the industries related to the courses we offer. In addition, some students will also participate in industry related visits to observe best practice and gain information on the wide range of career opportunities available within their chosen area of study.