Session 2021/2022

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 Regulations.



SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS  Monday 16/08/2021 – Thursday 26/08/21
Michaelmas Term  Monday 20/09/2021 - Saturday 11/12/2021 (12 weeks)
Welcome/Induction/Registration  Monday 20/09/2021 – Friday 24/09/2021 (1 week)
Semester 1 Teaching  Monday 27/09/2021 – Saturday 11/12/2021 (11 weeks)
Christmas Vacation* Monday 13/12/2021 – Tuesday 04/01/2022 (3 weeks + 1 day)
Lent Term  Tuesday 04/01/2022 – Saturday 09/04/2022 (14 weeks)
Semester 1 Examinations Thursday 06/01/2022 – Thursday 20/01/2022 (2 weeks)
Induction/Prep for Semester 2  Friday 21/01/22 – Saturday 22/01/22 (2 days)
Semester 2 Teaching Monday 24/01/2022 – Saturday 09/04/2022 (11 weeks)
Easter Vacation* Monday 11/04/2022 – Saturday 30/04/2022 (3 weeks)
Easter Term Tuesday 03/05/2022 – Saturday 28/05/2022 (3 weeks + 5 days)
Reading/Revision Week Tuesday 03/05/2022 - Saturday 7/05/2022 (5 days)
Semester 2 Examinations Monday 9/05/2022 – Saturday 28/05/2022 (3 weeks)
Graduation Tuesday 12/07/2022 – Friday 15/07/2022 (Royal Welsh 18-21 July 2022)
Supplementary Examinations Monday 15/08/2022 – Friday 26/08/2022

*Vacation period for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, and for students on the International Foundation Programme. Formal, timetabled classes will not take place during vacation periods, but fieldwork, work experience placements and other activities may do.

The period from the end of Term 3 to the beginning of the following 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.