2015-16 term dates

Undergraduate

Activity

Dates

Welcome Weekend 19/20 September 2015
Welcome Week 21 to 25 September 2015
Teaching Block 1 28 September to 18 December 2015
Winter Vacation 21 December 2015 to 8 January 2016
Teaching Block 2 11 January to 15 April 2016
Spring Vacation 25 March to 8 April 2016
Teaching Block 2 continued 11 April to 15 April 2016
Assessment Block 18 April to 8 July 2016
Summer Vacation 11 July to 26 September 2016

Postgraduate

Activity

Dates

Trimester 1 28 September 2015 to 22 January 2016
Winter Vacation 21 December 2015 to 8 January 2016
Inter – trimester break 25 January to 29 January 2016
Trimester 2 1 February to 20 May 2016
Spring Vacation 28 March to 8 April 2016
Trimester 3 23 May to 26 August 2016
Dissertation submission and formal end of course 29 September 2016

2016-17 Term Dates

Undergraduate courses starting in September 2016

Activity

Dates

International and EU Arrivals weekend Sunday 18 and Monday 19 September 2016
International and EU students’ orientation week Week commencing Monday 19 September 2016
Welcome Weekend 24 and 25 September 2016
Welcome Week (all new students) 26 to 30 September 2016
Term 1 3 October to 16 December 2016
Winter Vacation 19 December 2016 to 6 January 2017
Term 2 9 January to 24 March 2017
Spring Vacation 27 March to 7 April 2017
Term 3 10 April to 30 June 2017
Summer Vacation and Co-curricular learning 3 July to 22 September 2017

For courses starting in January 2017 and for courses not taking place in Northampton please contact your course leader for term dates.

Postgraduate courses starting in September in 2016

 Activity

Dates

 International and EU Arrivals weekend Sunday 18 and Monday 19 September 2016
 International and EU students’ orientation week Week commencing Monday 19 September 2016
 Welcome Weekend 24 and 25 September 2016
 Welcome Week 26 to 30 September 2016
 Teaching and Assessment Block 1 3 October to 16 December 2016
 Winter Vacation 19 December to 30 December 2016
 Teaching and Assessment Block 1 continued 2 January to 13 January 2017
 Teaching and Assessment Block 2 16 January to 24 March 2017
 Spring Vacation 27 March to 7 April 2017
 Teaching and Assessment Block 2 continued 10 April to 28 April 2017
 Teaching and Assessment Block 3 1 May to 28 September 2017
 Postgraduate Dissertation submission and formal end of course 6 October 2017

For courses starting in January 2017 and for courses not taking place in Northampton please contact your course leader for term dates.

Main Examination Periods

Undergraduate

24 April to 19 May 2017

10 to 14 July 2017

Intensive courses only 21 to 25 August 2017
Postgraduate

9 to 13 January 2017

20 to 24 March 2017

22 to 26 May 2017

30 August to 1 September 2017

Please note professional practice course examinations take place throughout the year.

Bank holidays and closed days 2015-17

Month Date Type
January 2016 1st Bank Holiday
March 25th Bank Holiday
March 28th Bank Holiday
March 29th Closed Day
May 2nd Bank Holiday
May 30th Bank Holiday
August 29th Bank Holiday
August 30th Closed Day
December 26th Bank Holiday
December 27th Bank Holiday
December 28th Closed Day
December 29th Closed Day
December 30th Closed Day
January 2017 2nd Bank Holiday
April 14th Bank Holiday
April 17th Bank Holiday
April 18th Closed Day
May 1st Bank Holiday
May 29th Bank Holiday
August 28th Bank Holiday
August 29th Closed Day
December 25th Bank Holiday
December 26th Bank Holiday
December 27th Closed Day
December 28th Closed Day
December 29th Closed Day
January 2018 1st Bank Holiday