University of Edinburgh Weeks

By | 2nd June 2017

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University of Edinburgh Weeks

Academic year structure

The University’s academic year is divided in to two semesters.

This structure was agreed by Senate in June 2009. The scheduling of innovative learning week was agreed by Senate in June 2010, and the current structure has been in place since 2011/12.

  • Semester 1
    • 1 induction week
    • 5 teaching weeks (block 1)
    • 6 teaching weeks (block 2)
    • approximately 1 revision week*
    • approximately 2 exam weeks*
    • Total: 15 weeks
  • Winter vacation
    • approximately 3 weeks*
  • Semester 2
    • 5 teaching weeks (block 3)
    • 1 flexible learning week
    • 6 teaching weeks (block 4)
    • (Spring vacation – two weeks)
    • 1 revision week
    • 4 exam weeks
    • Total: 17 weeks (excluding spring vacation)
  • Summer vacation
    • 15 weeks

* Please refer to individual year calendars for specific revision, exam and winter vacation dates.

Semester dates for the 2016/17 academic year.

Semester dates for the 2016/17 academic year.

Semester 1

19 September – 21 December, 2016
DATE EVENT
10-18 September 2016 Welcome Week
19 September 2016 Semester 1 starts / Teaching block 1 starts
21 October 2016 Teaching block 1 ends
24 October 2016 Teaching block 2 starts
23-29 November 2016 Graduations
2 December 2016 Teaching block 2 ends
5-7 December 2016 Revision
8-21 December 2016 Examinations
21 December 2016 Semester 1 ends
22 December 2016 Winter teaching vacation starts
24 December 2016 – 3 January 2017 University closed
13 January 2017 Winter teaching vacation ends

Semester 2

16 January – 26 May, 2017
DATE EVENT
11-15 January 2017 January Welcome
16 January 2017 Semester 2 starts / Teaching block 3 starts
17 February 2017 Teaching block 3 ends
20-24 February 2017 Flexible Learning Week
27 February 2017 Teaching block 4 starts
7 April 2017 Teaching block 4 ends
10-21 April 2017 Spring teaching vacation
24-28 April 2017 Revision
1-26 May 2017 Examinations
26 May 2017 Semester 2 ends
29 May 2017 Summer teaching vacation starts
3-10 July 2017 Graduations
7-19 August 2017 Resit examinations

Veterinary Studies undergraduate 2017/2018