Term Dates

Term Dates for International Students 2017/18

Autumn Term

Term

Dates

Start of term (Induction)

Tuesday 5 September - Wednesday 6 September

Classes begin

Thursday 7 September

Half-term (no classes)

Monday 23 to Friday 27 October (inclusive)

End of term

Wednesday 20 December

Christmas holiday (no classes)

Friday 22 December to 5 January 2018

Spring Term

Term

Dates

Start of term/classes start

Monday 8 January (September start students)

January start induction

Monday 8 January (2.5 terms)

January start classes begin

Tuesday 9 January (January 2.5 terms)

Half-term (no classes)

Monday 19 to Friday 23 February (not applied to January starts)

End of term - September starts

Wednesday 28 March

End of term - January starts

Friday 6 April

Easter holiday (no classes)

Friday 30 March to Friday 13 April (inclusive)

Summer Term

Term

Dates

Start of term

Monday 16 April

Classes begin

Monday 16 April

Half-term (no classes)

Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June 2018

End of term

Friday 29 June (September start students)

 

Friday 24 August (2.5 term January start students)

Additional Bank Holidays in 2017/18 – these are public holidays that fall outside College holidays, so there will be no classes on these dates: Friday 30 March and Monday 2 April. 2018

Staff Development Days in 2017/18 – these are staff training days not attached to College holidays, when there will be no classes: 25 May, Friday 29 June and Monday 2 July 2018.

Additional non-teaching days: 2 days each academic year will be allocated for student progress reviews, so classes will be replaced on those dates with individual appointments with Personal Tutors. Dates will be confirmed to students during the first term.

Please note: Holidays are not permitted during term time, but international students are entitled to up to 4 days “Extra Leave” each academic year, which are usually added on to College holidays to enable students to return home to visit their families. Students are advised not to book flights to return home at the end of their course before the ‘end of term’ date specified, as certificate presentations and awards events are usually scheduled during the final week of the course.