Academic calendar

UK campus semester dates

Semester dates for our UK campuses are listed here and you can find dates for enrolment, teaching, holidays, examination and graduation.

Please note the campus holidays or 'buildings closed' days for your campus as these may differ.

2022/23 Academic Year - semester dates

2022/23 Academic Year
Dates Activity
5-9 September 2022 Welcome Week
12 September – 2 December 2022 Semester 1 teaching
5–16 December 2022 Semester 1 exams
19 December 2022 – 6 January 2023 Semester 1 break
9 January 2023 – 31 March 2023 Semester 2 teaching
3–21 April 2023
(Easter: 9 April 2023)
Semester 2 break
24 April - 19 May 2023 Semester 2 exams
16 June 2023 Scottish Borders Campus (to be confirmed) Graduations
19–23 June 2023 Edinburgh Campus (to be confirmed) Graduations
3–11 August 2023 Resit exams
2-5 December 2023 (to be confirmed) Graduations

UK campus holidays 2022/23

The University buildings – except for student halls of residences – will be closed on:

  • 26 December 2022
  • 27 December 2022
  • 28 December 2022
  • 29 December 2022
  • 30 December 2022
  • 2 January 2023
  • 3 January 2023
  • 7 April 2023 (Good Friday)
  • 10 April 2023 (Easter Monday)

2021/22 Academic Year - semester dates

2021/22 Academic Year
2021/22 Academic Year
Dates Activity
17 June 2022 Scottish Borders Campus Graduations
20–24 June 2022 Edinburgh Campus Graduations
1–12 August 2022 Resit exams
3-6 December 2022 (to be confirmed) Graduations

UK campus holidays 2021/22

The University buildings – except for student halls of residences – will be closed on:

  • 24 December 2021 (except Borders campus*)
  • 27 December 2021
  • 28 December 2021
  • 29 December 2021
  • 30 December 2021
  • 31 December 2021
  • 3 January 2022
  • 4 January 2022
  • 15 April 2022 (Good Friday)
  • 18 April 2022 (Easter Monday)

*Borders campus has an additional half day for Gala Day, advised locally.

Postgraduate taught courses with non-standard academic years

The semester dates for postgraduate taught courses with January start dates diverge from the standard University academic year structure. If you are unsure about the semester dates for your degree please check with PGadmissions@hw.ac.uk.

Dubai and Malaysia Campuses

See also the semester dates for our Dubai and Malaysia Campuses

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