Academic Council

Academic calendar internal planning

The academic calendar divides the year into three terms of equal length, creating a simpler and transparent view of the academic year.

Benefits of the academic calendar:

  • One calendar for the whole university that represents the teaching and learning patterns of all students, irrespective of their start/end dates.
  • Simplifies diverse arrangements in different Schools/Faculties.
  • Better balance between periods of teaching, supported study and self-study.
  • First week for new starters at the beginning of each term.
  • Common start and end dates for teaching blocks.
  • Clearer entry and exit points for students who start at different times of the year, including the approximately 1000 on-campus students who currently start in January.
  • Support services, such as information management functions services, can be delivered more efficiently.