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As soon as you've applied for a course you should start thinking about student finance. You can see what finance is available to you using this online calculator. You can apply for student finance even if you’ve not accepted any of your offers yet. Aim to have applied for student finance by the end of May 2018, to ensure you receive your money at the start of term.        

3 May 2018

If you’ve heard back from all of the universities you have applied to by 31 March 2018, you must choose your firm and insurance choices by today.        

25 May 2018

If you plan on applying for a student loan, today is the deadline to submit your application in order to guarantee that you’ll receive your money at the start of the September term.        

16 August 2018

A-level results day        

23 August 2018

GCSE results day        

10 September 2018

International Welcome        

15 – 23 September 2018

Welcome Weekend and Welcome Week

You can see an overview of the 2018/19 academic year here. This will show you the breakdown of each semester, the vacation times and so forth. Please bear in mind that the majority of courses do not have teaching during trimester 3, however if you are on an accelerated course, a course with a mid-year start, or a course aligned to a health care profession, you will be taught during this period.