Key dates

Undergraduate students

Academic year 2021-2022

Date (Week Commencing)Student schedule
30 August 2021 Digital and on-campus skills-building for new early starters
6 September 2021 Early starters (Health, Psychology and Social Care and ITE) induction and enrolment. Digital and on-campus skills-building for new early starters
13-27 September 2021 Induction and University subject skills development
27 September - 17 December 2021 Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity
20 December 2021 - 9 January 2022 Winter holiday period
10-15 January 2022 Semester one - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity
17-24 January 2022 Assessment period
31 January - 6 February 2022 Welcome week/​Refreshers/​January induction. Digital and on-campus skills development for new starters
7 February - 8 April 2022 Semester two - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity alongside experiential and transitional activities
11-25 April 2022 Spring holiday period
25 April - 30 May 2022 Semester two - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity alongside experiential and transitional activities
23 May - 3 June 2022 Assessment period
Week commencing 18 July 2022 Summer Award Ceremonies 

Postgraduate taught and research students

Academic year 2021-2022

DateStudent schedule
2 August - 6 September 2021 Re-enrolment
30 August - 6 September 2021 Start date for School Direct
6-13 September 2021 Start date for core PGCE and Therapeutic Arts
20-27 September 2021 Postgraduate Research Student (PGR) intake
27 September - 6 December 2021 Autumn teaching weeks (ten in total)
4 October - 1 November 2021 College research committees
1 November - 6 December 2021 Progression reviews
10-17 January 2022 PGR intake
10-17 January 2022 College research committees
24 January - 4 April 2022 Spring teaching weeks (ten in total)
7-14 March 2022 PGR intake
7 March - 11 April 2022 Progression reviews (five weeks in total)
4-11 April 2022 College research committees
25 April - 2 May 2022 Progression reviews
25 April - 2 May 2022 College research committees
23 May - 25 July 2022 Summer teaching weeks (ten in total)
6-13 June 2022 PGR intake
6 June - 4 July 2022 Annual progress reviews (four weeks in total)
4-25 July 2022 College research committees

University of Derby Online students

Academic year 2021-2022

DateStudent schedule
13-17 September 2021 Assessment board week
27 September - 3 December 2021 Autumn teaching weeks (ten weeks in total)
6-12 December 2021 Assessment week
24-28 January 2022 Assessment board week
31 January - 8 April 2022 Spring teaching weeks (ten in total)
11-17 April 2022 Assessment week
23-27 May 2022 Assessment board week
30 May - 5 August 2022 Summer teaching weeks (ten in total)
8-14 August 2022 Assessment week

Future undergraduate academic year calendars

Academic year 2022 - 2023

Date (week commencing)Student schedule
29 August 2022 Digital and on-campus skills-building for new early starters
5 September 2022 Early starters (Health, Psychology and Social Care and ITE) induction and enrolment. Digital on-campus skills-building for new early starters 
12 - 26 September 2022 Induction and University subject skills development
26 September - 16 December 2022 Semester one - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity
19 December 2022 - 6 January 2023 Winter holiday period
9 - 13 January 2023 Semester One - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity
16 - 27 January 2023 Assessment period
30 January 2023 Welcome week/​Refreshers/​January induction. Digital and on-campus skills development for new starters
6 February - 31 March 2023 Semester two - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity alongside experiential and transitional activities
3 - 14 April 2023 Spring holiday period
17 April - 2 June 2023 Semester two - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity alongside experiential and transitional activities
22 May - 2 June 2023 Assessment period

Academic year 2023 - 2024

Date (week commencing)Student schedule
28 August 2023 Digital and on-campus skills-building for new early starters
4 September 2023 Early starters (Health, Psychology and Social Care and ITE) induction and enrolment. Digital and on-campus skills-building for new early starters
11 - 25 September 2023 Induction and University subject skills development 
25 September - 16 December 2023 Semester one - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity
18 December 2023 - 5 January 2024 Winter holiday period
8 - 12 January 2024 Semester one - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity
15 - 26 January 2024 Assessment period
29 January 2024 Welcome week/​Refreshers/​January induction. Digital and on-campus skills development for new starters
5 February - 22 March 2024 Semester two - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity alongside experiential and transitional activities
25 March - 5 April 2024 Spring holiday period
8 April - 31 May 2024 Semester two - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity alongside experiential and transitional activities
20 May - 31 May 2024 Assessment period

Academic year 2024 - 2025

Date (week commencing)Student schedule
26 August 2024 Digital and on-campus skills-building for new early starters
2 September 2024 Early starters (Health, Psychology and Social Care and ITE) induction and enrolment. Digital and on-campus skills-building for new early starters
9 - 23 September 2024 Induction and University subject skills development
23 September - 13 December 2024 Semester one - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity
16 December 2024 - 3 January 2025 Winter holiday period
6 - 10 January 2025 Semsester one - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity
13 - 24 January 2025 Assessment period
27 January 2025 Welcome week/​Refreshers/​January induction. Digital and on-campus skills development for new starters
3 February - 11 April 2025 Semester two - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity alongside experiential and transitional activities
14 - 25 April 2025 Spring holiday period
28 April - 30 May 2025 Semester two - Core learning, teaching and assessment timetabled activity alongside experiential and transitional activities
19 - 30 May 2025 Assessment period