Session 2018/19

Dates of Term should be read in conjunction with the University’s residency requirements for full-time students as set out in section 3.1 of Student Rules and Regulation.

Formal, timetabled classes will not take place during vacation periods, but fieldwork, work experience placements and other activities may do.

Session 2018/2019

Event

Date

Michaelmas Term (1)

Monday 24/09/2018 – Saturday 15/12/2018 (12 weeks)

Welcome/Induction/Registration

Monday 24/09/2018 – Friday 28/09/2018 (1 week)

Semester 1 Teaching

Monday 01/10/2018 – Saturday 15/12/2018 (11 weeks)

Christmas Vacation

Monday 17/12/2018 – Saturday 05/01/2019 (3 weeks)

Vacation period for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, and for students on the International Foundation Programme.

Lent Term (2)

Monday 07/01/2019 – Saturday 06/04/2019 (13 weeks)

Semester 1 Examinations

Wednesday 09/01/2019 – Tuesday 22/01/2019 (2 weeks)

Induction/Preparation for Semester 2

Wednesday 23/01/2019 – Saturday 26/01/2019 (4 days)

Semester 2 Teaching

Monday 28/01/2019 – Saturday 06/04/2019 (10 weeks)

Easter Vacation

Monday 08/04/2019 – Saturday 27/04/2019 (3 weeks)

Vacation period for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, and for students on the International Foundation Programme.

Easter Term  (3)

Monday 29/04/2019 – Saturday 01/06/2019 (5 weeks)

Semester 2 teaching

Monday 29/04/2019 – Saturday 04/05/2019 (1 week)

Reading/Revision Week

Monday 06/05/2019 – Saturday 11/05/2019 (1 week)

Semester 2 Examinations

Monday 13/05/2019 – Saturday 01/06/2019 (3 weeks)

Supplementary Examinations

Monday 19 August -  Thursday 29 August 2019

 

The period from Monday 03/06/2019 to the beginning of the 2019-20 Session is a vacation period for full-time undergraduate students and for students on the International Foundation Programme. Students should however ensure that they are available to take resit exams in Aberystwyth during the August supplementary examination period. Note that full-time postgraduate taught students will continue to pursue their studies during this period.

Full-time postgraduate research students are required to be resident in Aberystwyth for 44 weeks a year, with the remaining 8 weeks to be taken as conditional leave. The timing of postgraduate research leave will be determined in discussion between student and supervisor, but does not need to coincide with the University vacation periods which are published in the dates of term. 

Please note that Induction and Preparation periods at the beginning of semester 1 and 2 are integral parts of the academic year. Students are expected to be resident in Aberystwyth during these periods and to participate in activities as arranged by the University and by academic departments.