Governance

Academic year

Further Information

  • Academic Year Planning Committee
  • University policy on the structure of the academic yearar

The following academic dates have been confirmed for the academic years 2017 (Academic Council R94/14), 2018 (Academic Council R49/15 and Academic Board R18/17) and 2019 (Academic Council R51/16). 

Please note the 2019 academic dates are currently under review following Academic Board R18/17, these dates should be available by September 2017.

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2020 (subject to confirmation in 2017)

Principal Dates Day Date UA Common
Vacation Weeks
Calendar
Weeks
First Semester begins Monday 24 February - 9
Non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 13 April 13 April 16
First Semester ends Friday 29 May - 22
Pre-examination study break begins Monday 1 June - 23
First Semester examinations begin Saturday 6 June - 24-25
Student Vacation begins Monday 22 June - 26-30
UA Common Vacation Week Monday 6 July 6 July 28
Second Semester begins Monday 27 July - 31
Non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 28 September 28 September 40
Second Semester ends Friday 30 October - 44
pre-examination study break begins Monday 2 November - 45
Second Semester examinations begin Saturday 7 November - 46-47
Summer Vacation begins Monday 23 November - 48

2017

Principal Dates Day Date UA Common
Vacation Weeks
Calendar
Weeks
First Semester begins Monday 27 February - 9
Easter Monday - non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 17 April 17 April 16
First Semester ends Friday 2 June - 22
Pre-examination study break begins Monday 5 June - 23
First Semester examinations begin Saturday 10 June - 24-25
Student Vacation begins Monday 26 June - 26-30
UA Common Vacation Week Monday 3 July 3 July 27
Second Semester begins Monday 31 July - 31
Non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 25 September 25 September 39
Second Semester ends Friday 3 November - 44
pre-examination study break begins Monday 6 November - 45
Second Semester examinations begin Monday 11 November - 46-47
Summer Vacation begins Monday 27 November - 48

2018

Principal Dates Day Date UA Common
Vacation Weeks
Calendar
Weeks
First Semester begins Monday 26 February - 9
Easter Monday - non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 2 April 2 April 14
First Semester ends Friday 1 June - 22
Pre-examination study break begins Monday 4 June - 23
First Semester examinations begin Friday 8 June - 24-26
Student Vacation begins Monday 25 June - 26-30
UA Common Vacation Week Monday 2 July 2 July 27
Second Semester begins Monday 30 July - 31
Non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 24 September 24 September 39
Second Semester ends Friday 26 October - 43
pre-examination study break begins Monday 29 October - 44
Second Semester examinations begin Friday 2 November - 45-46
Summer Vacation begins Monday 19 November - 47

2019 (under review)

Principal Dates Day Date UA Common
Vacation Weeks
Calendar
Weeks
First Semester begins Monday 25 February - 9
Easter Monday - non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 22 April 22 April 17
First Semester ends Friday 31 May - 22
Pre-examination study break begins Monday 3 June - 23
First Semester examinations begin Saturday 8 June - 24-25
Student Vacation begins Monday 22 June - 26-30
UA Common Vacation Week Monday 8 July 6 July 28
Second Semester begins Monday 29 July - 31
Non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 30 September 30 September 40
Second Semester ends Friday 1 November - 44
Pre-examination study break begins Monday 4 November - 45
Second Semester examinations begin Saturday 9 November - 46-47
Summer Vacation begins Monday 25 November - 48