Important dates in the academic year

Find semester dates and other key dates for the current and upcoming academic year

From semester dates to assessment periods, here are the important dates to note in your diary during the University of Plymouth’s academic year.
The academic year dates below are based on a September start. Some programmes will have different dates, including those with a January start that follow a calendar year model. Please refer to the dates provided by your Faculty or admissions team. 
Those programmes with different dates from those published below may have different fee payment deadlines. 
Research degree programmes' start dates are normally 1 October, 1 January and 1 April of each year. 

2022/23 academic year

Activity 2022/23
International Student Welcome 12 to 17 September 2022
Start of Semester 1 19 September 2022
Induction week for new students 19 to 23 September 2022
Semester 1 teaching weeks 26 September 2022 to 13 January 2023
Publication of January (Semester 1) examination timetable 17 November 2022
Winter vacation 19 December 2022 to 8 January 2023
Semester 1 assessment period 16 to 27 January 2023
Semester 1 ends 27 January 2023
Semester 2 teaching weeks 30 January 2023 to 19 May 2023
Publication of May (Semester 2) examination timetable 24 February 2023
Spring vacation 3 to 23 April 2023
Semester 2 assessment period 22 May to 2 June 2023
Semester 2 ends (undergraduate) 02 June 2023
Summer period (postgraduate taught) 5 June to 22 September 2023
Publication of results 10 July 2023
Summer appeal deadline 24 July 2023
Publication of referred examination timetable 26 July 2023
Deadline for submission of referred coursework 14 August 2023
Referred examination period 14 to 18 August 2023
Publication of referred results 12 September 2023
End of postgraduate taught academic year 22 September 2023
Referred results appeal deadline 26 September 2023
Please note that some programmes may have different dates for the publication of results and therefore other summer appeal or assessment deadlines. Your Faculty will let you know if your programme has different dates and you can also find further information on the student portal result publication dates and appeal deadlines page (login required). 

2023/24 academic year

Activity 2023/24
International Student Welcome 11 to 15 September 2023
Start of Semester 1 18 September 2023
Induction week for new students 18 to 22 September 2023
Semester 1 teaching weeks 25 September 2023 to 12 January 2024
Winter vacation 18 December 2023 to 7 January 2024
Semester 1 ends 26 January 2024
Semester 2 teaching weeks 29 January 2024 to 17 May 2024
Spring vacation 25 March to 14 April 2024
Semester 2 ends 31 May 2024
Summer period (postgraduate taught) 3 June to 20 September 2024
Please note that some programmes may have different dates for the publication of results and therefore other summer appeal or assessment deadlines. Your Faculty will let you know if your programme has different dates and you can also find further information on the student portal result publication dates and appeal deadlines page (login required).

Every effort has been made to ensure that the dates provided are accurate. However, students should note that dates are subject to change. If your course includes any periods of placement, please check with your faculty for advice on whether this affects your course duration.