Loughborough University 2017 Term Dates

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Loughborough University 2017 Term Dates

Term Dates 2017/2018

Autumn Term 2 October 2017 – 15 December 2017
Spring Term 8 January 2018 – 16 March 2018
Summer Term 16 April 2018 – 20 June 2018

Semester Dates 2017/2018

Semester 1 2 October 2017 – 2 February 2018
Semester 2 5 February 2018 – 20 June 2018

Term Dates 2018/2019

Autumn Term 1 October 2018 – 14 December 2018
Spring Term 7 January 2019 – 29 March 2019
Summer Term 29 April 2019 – 19 June 2019

Semester Dates 2018/2019

Semester 1 1 October 2018 – 1 February 2019
Semester 2 4 February 2019  – 19 June 2019

Preparing for exams and assessments

Our first-class facilities allow you to push yourself both physically and academically.

Throughout the duration of your course, you’ll be faced with a number of different assessments – from exams and coursework to group work, presentations and lab reports. The best route to success is to be as prepared as possible.

You’ll be able to learn more about the assessments set for your course on LEARN and CASPA; including when they are due.

There are a number of ways you can prepare for your assessments, including;

  • Be aware of how assessments and exams are marked
  • Be aware of what can lose your marks (plagiarism)
  • Join study groups
  • Take a look at past exams – http://learn.lboro.ac.uk/ludata/exams/
  • Make sure you can access library resources externally
  • Get feedback and support from your personal tutor
  • Check library opening times

Keeping the balance: social and academic success

One of the hardest aspects of university life is learning to juggle social and academic responsibilities. Sure, you’re here to learn, to study and to ultimately gain a degree in your chosen subject area – however, you also have the exciting opportunity to meet lots of new people who could prove valuable contacts later in life.

How do you make sure that you enjoy the social aspects of university life without it damaging your ability to study? After all, you’re here to get a degree.

Plan in advance

The best piece of advice we can offer any new student is to plan ahead. It might sound simple, but knowing when assessments are due and exams are scheduled will allow you to successfully juggle your academic and social commitments.

Routines are good

A schedule will help you establish a routine, which will help you to succeed in your chosen subject area without affecting your ability to spend time with your new friends, play sports, take trips to the cinema or enjoy the nightlife.

By incorporating set study times into your routine, you can set aside important time for extra reading; getting to grips with the harder aspects of your course and planning assignments well in advance.