University Of Cumbria Academic Year
Our term dates vary based on the type of course. Students who are registered on a course with a non-standard or extended academic year, either at undergraduate or postgraduate level, will be advised of the dates for their course separately.
If you have any questions about your course start date, please contact your tutor or the Programme Administration for your campus.
Term Dates (2016-2017 academic year)
|Autumn Term||19 September 2016 to 16 December 2016|
|Spring Term||9 January 2017 to 7 April 2017|
|Summer Term||24 April 2017 to 2 June 2017|
The term dates above are in the format required for applying to Student Finance England (SfE) or your alternative funding body.
NB: Some courses run outside these dates e.g. Nursing and Allied Health Professions programmes (Occupational Therapy, Radiography and Physiotherapy), Creative and Performing Arts programmes and programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (PGCE Secondary, PGCE Primary, PGCE Distributed Learning, School Direct and undergraduate 3 and 4 Year QTS courses).
This is an indicative calendar for standard undergraduate programmes. A full timetable will be provided at the start of term.
|19 September 2016||Induction Week|
|26 September 2016||Semester 1 teaching begins (all years)|
|21 November 2016||Graduation Ceremonies week|
|16 December 2016||Semester 1 teaching ends|
|9 January 2017||Semester 1 examination period begins|
|23 January 2017||Semester 2 teaching begins|
|10 April 2017||Easter break commences|
|24 April 2017||Semester 2 teaching recommences|
|1 May 2017||Semester 2 examination period begins|
|17 July 2017||Graduation Ceremonies week|
|14 August 2017||Reassessment examination week|
Public Holidays (England and Wales)
|25 December 2016||Christmas Day|
|26 December 2016||Boxing Day|
|27 December 2016||Christmas Day (substitute day)|
|1 January 2017||New Year’s Day|
|2 January 2017||New Year’s Day (substitute day)|
|14 April 2017||Good Friday|
|17 April 2017||Easter Monday|
|1 May 2017||Early May Bank Holiday|
|29 May 2017||Spring Bank Holiday|
|28 August 2017||Summer Bank Holiday|
Further information on public holidays in Scotland or Northern Ireland is available via www.gov.uk/bank-holidays.