University of Hull Key Dates

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University of Hull Key Dates

University of Hull Key Dates

University of Hull

The University of Hull is a public university in Kingston upon Hull, a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It was founded in 1927 as University College Hull. The main university campus is located in Hull and is home to the Hull York Medical School, a joint initiative with the University of York. Students are served by Hull University Union.

The University’s Brynmor Jones Library was the workplace of the poet Philip Larkin who served as its Head Librarian for over thirty years. The Philip Larkin Society organises activities in remembrance of Larkin including the Larkin 25 festival which was organised during 2010 in partnership with the University. Andrew Motion, another prominent poet, and former poet laureate, also worked at the university. Lord Wilberforce was chancellor of the University from 1978 until 1994. Robert Armstrong was the chancellor from 1994 to 2006. Virginia Bottomley was installed as the current chancellor in April 2006.

Alumni of the University of Hull are especially prominent in the fields of politics, academia, journalism and drama. They include former MP and later Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott (John Prescott), former MP and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Lord Hattersley (Roy Hattersley) and current deputy leader Tom Watson, politician and author Chris Mullin, social scientist Lord Giddens (Anthony Giddens), poet Roger McGough, journalist John McCarthy and film director, playwright and screenwriter the late Anthony Minghella.

Standard’ Semester Dates 2016/17 and 2017/18

Please contact your [Schools] for specific dates.

Teaching period26 Sep – 16 Dec 2016

New students

18 Sep – 15 Dec 2017

Returning students

25 Sep – 15 Dec 2017

Christmas break19 Dec 2016 – 6 Jan 2017

18 Dec 2017 – 8 Jan 2018

Exam period9 Jan 2017 – 20 Jan 2017

8 Jan – 19 Jan 2018

Marking/feedback starts23 Jan 2017

22 Jan 2018

Degrees ceremoniesDuring week commencing 16 Jan 2017During week commencing 15 Jan 2018

Teaching period

30 Jan – 12 May 2017

29 Jan – 4 May  2018

Easter break3 Apr – 21 Apr 201726 Mar – 6 Apr 2018
Exam period15 May – 9 Jun 20177 May – 1 Jun 2018
Degree ceremoniesDuring week commencing 10 Jul 2017

During week commencing 9 Jul 2018

Re-assessment7 Aug – 18 Aug 2017

6 Aug – 17 Aug 2018

Marking/exam boards28 Aug 2017

20 Aug 2018

Undergraduate results release

29 June (final year students only) and 30 June 2017

Week commencing 18 June 2018

Resit results8 Sep 2017

Week commencing 3 Sep 2018


Main UK public holidays for 2017 and 2018

UK Bank Holiday20172018
New Year’s Day1 Jan1 Jan
British Summertime begins26 Mar25 Mar
Good Friday14 Apr30 Mar
Easter Monday 17 Apr2 Apr
First May Bank Holiday1 May7 May
Spring Bank Holiday29 May28 May
Summer Bank Holiday28 Aug27 Aug
British summertime ends29 Oct28 Oct
Christmas Day25 Dec25 Dec
Boxing Day26 Dec26 Dec

Calendars correct as at 13 March 2017.