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Academic Year Dates

Trimester Dates

If you are looking for basic trimester dates, follow this link for Trimester dates up to 2021/22.  To view the Structure of the Academic Year, including week numbering, click on the relevant year below:

  • 2019/2020 (approved by Chair of ASQAC, December 2016)
  • 2020/2021 (approved by Chair of ASQAC, December 2016)
  • 2021/2022 (approved by Chair of ASQAC, October 2019)


The Almanac is an academic year calendar of key University dates, providing semester dates as well as meetings of key governance and management committees including the Executive Team, Council and Senate. A separate listing of special University events is available here.

The Almanac is available in several different formats:

1. Almanac Outlook Calendar

From their campus desktop Microsoft Outlook University staff can open other users’ folders for which they have appropriate permissions. All staff have “Reviewer” access to the Calendar folder of the user “Almanac” that appears in the global address list (updated 5 September 2018).

2. Almanac Diary

If you wish to have a hard copy of Almanac dates in chronological order, the Almanac Diary is ideal for printing in A5 booklet format (PDF file).

3. Almanac Year Planner

This one-page planner format incorporates Almanac dates in summary format.

4. Exam Dates

Exam dates for the next three academic years as well as further information and guidance can be found here.

5. PMEP Deadlines for Programme Leaders

We have also created a calendar for Programme Leaders and Directors with reminders and deadlines for all PMEP related tasks.  Further information, as well as the calendar (in both .ics file and wallchart format) can be found here.


Contact ITS Service Desk (ext 52444) for help with downloading or using electronic versions of the Almanac.
Email Almanac to make comments on or suggest additions to the Almanac. Feedback on the usefulness and ease-of-use of the Almanac formats would be particularly appreciated.


If you have little or no experience of Microsoft Outlook Calendar and wish to know more, please contact the Digital Skills team