University Of Cumbria Academic Year

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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).

Academic Calendar

This is an indicative calendar for standard undergraduate programmes. A full timetable will be provided at the start of term.

Date Activity
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)

Date Holiday
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