Dates of term

Key dates for the 2018/19 academic year

Note: The following dates do not apply to students on pre-registration nursing programme who should refer instead to their Programme Handbook and Placements Planner on their Blackboard Shell for details of term and holiday dates.

Programmes at the University are structured into two 15-week Semesters, Semester 1 and Semester 2 respectively. Most modules will be delivered across these 15 week Semester blocks. Some modules have a duration of 30 weeks and will instead run across both Semesters.

A number of programmes will have two intakes in a year with the second intake generally starting at the start of Semester 2 and the order of the Semesters reversed.

Note: These dates do not apply to students on Pre-Registration Nursing programme who should refer instead to their Programme Handbook and Placements Planner on their Blackboard Shell for details of term and holiday dates.

EventDates
Bucks Welcome Week (New Students)Monday 24 September 2018 - Sunday 30 September 2018
Semester 1Monday 1 October 2018 - Friday 21 December 2018
Semester 1 VacationMonday 24 December 2018 - Friday 11 January 2019
Semester 1 (continues)Monday 14 January 2019 - Friday 1 February 2019
Semester 2Monday 4 February 2019 - Friday 5 April 2019
Semester 2 VacationMonday 8 April 2019 - Friday 26 April 2019
Semester 2 (continues)Monday 29 April 2019 - Friday 7 June 2019
Graduation WeekMonday 2 September - Friday 6 September 2019

There is no scheduled teaching on bank holidays. A copy of the full academic year calendar can be accessed here.

Christmas Closure

Please note that the university is officially closed from the 24th December 2018 to 2nd January 2019.