Academic calendar

Key dates for the academic year, individual semesters, examination and assessments:

2020/21

2020/21
Freshers' Week Monday 14 - Sunday 20 September 2020
Semester One Monday 21 September 2020 - Saturday 9 January 2021
Christmas Vacation Monday 14 December 2020- Friday 1 January 2021
Exam Period Monday 4 January - Saturday 9 January 2021
Semester Two classes Monday 11 January - Friday 26 March 2021*
Easter Vacation Monday 29 March - Friday 23 April 2021
Exam period Monday 4 May - TBC
Grand Challenges 1-5 June 2020
End of Semester Friday 11 June 2021

Grand Challenges - June

Grand Challenges is a project week in which students work in interdisciplinary groups to design innovative solutions to real world challenges. Top academics and invited speakers share their views and help you apply your skills and knowledge to a real-life problem. You further develop your transferable skills including team work, presentation skills and project planning.

 *Any student taking Drama modules in Semester 2 MUST arrive at Exeter in time to begin classes on Monday 4th January 2021 as teaching begins one week earlier.  This is non-negotiable.

Semester one 2020/21
Freshers' Week Monday 14 - Sunday 20 September 2020
Semester 1 Monday 21 September 2020 - Saturday 9 January 2021*
Christmas vacation Monday 14 December 2020- Friday 1 January 2021
Exam period Monday 4 January 2021 - Saturday 9 January 2021*

Many students will have exams on Saturday 9 January 2021.

Please see examination and assessment details below.

Semester Two 2020/21
Semester 2 Monday 11 January* - Friday 26 March 2021
Easter vacation Monday 29 March - Friday 23 April 2021
Exam period Tuesday 4 May - TBC
Grand Challenges 1-5 June 2020
End of semester Friday 11 June 2021

 *Any student taking Drama modules in Semester 2 MUST arrive at Exeter in time to begin classes on Monday 4th January 2021 as teaching begins one week earlier.  This is non-negotiable.

Examination Period and Timetable

Examination details for Exeter can be viewed on the UG and PGT webpages and for Penryn on the Exams page. The May examination timetable for individual students is usually released in March. Students must complete exams in Exeter - alternative assessments/exams are not an option. Students may wish to consider a flexible air ticket when booking onward travel after  examinations.

Grand Challenges - June

Grand Challenges is an (optional) project week in which students work in interdisciplinary groups to design innovative solutions to real world challenges. Top academics and invited speakers share their views and help you apply your skills and knowledge to a real-life problem. You further develop your transferable skills including team work, presentation skills and project planning.

2019/20

2019/20
Freshers' Week Monday 16 - Sunday 22 September 2019
Semester One Monday 23 September 2019 - Friday 10 January 2020
Christmas Vacation Monday 16 December 2019- Friday 3 January 2020
Exam Period Monday 6 January - Saturday 11 January 2020
Semester Two Classes Monday 13 January - Friday 27 March 2020*
Easter Vacation Monday 30 March - Friday 24 April 2020
Exam Period Monday 4 May - TBC
Grand Challenges TBC
End of Semester Friday 12 June 2020

Grand Challenges - June

Grand Challenges is an (optional) project week in which students work in interdisciplinary groups to design innovative solutions to real world challenges. Top academics and invited speakers share their views and help you apply your skills and knowledge to a real-life problem. You further develop your transferable skills including team work, presentation skills and project planning.

 *Any student taking Drama modules in Semester two MUST arrive at Exeter in time to begin classes on Monday 6th January 2020 as teaching begins one week before the official start of the semester.  This is non-negotiable.

Semester one 2019/20
Freshers' Week Monday 16 - Sunday 22 September 2019
Semester 1 Monday 23 September 2019 - Saturday 11 January 2020*
Christmas vacation Monday 16 December 2019- Sunday 5 January 2020
Exam period Monday 6 January - Saturday 11 January 2020*

Many students will have exams on Saturday 11 January 2020.

Alternative Assessments - January

If classes at your home university resume during Exeter's exam week then some disciplines at Exeter will arrange an alternative assessment for you.  Proof of your term-dates will be required. Please contact your discipline for permission. Additional exceptions are below:

Business School The Business School do not arrange alternative assessment but will help you organise to sit the exams at your university. Contact: business-school-exchanges@exeter.ac.uk
Geography Do not offer an alternative assessment for Level 1 modules. 
Modern Languages Do not offer an alternative assessment. You must be present in Exeter in January for the examination.
Psychology Do not offer an alternative assessment. You must be present in Exeter in January for the examination.

Examination timetable

The examination timetables are usually released in early November for January exams.  Further information on the Exeter-based examinations can be viewed on the UG and PG taught webpages and for the Penryn Campus on the Exams in Cornwall page.

Semester Two 2019/20
Semester 2 Monday 13 January* - Friday 27 March 2020
Easter vacation Monday 30 March - Friday 24 April 2020
Exam period Monday 5 May - TBC
Grand Challenges TBC
End of semester Friday 12 June 2020

 *Any student taking Drama modules in Semester 2 MUST arrive at Exeter in time to begin classes on Monday 6th January 2020 as teaching begins one week earlier.  This is non-negotiable.

Examination Period and Timetable

Examination details for Exeter can be viewed on the UG and PGT webpages and for Penryn on the Exams page. The May examination timetable for individual students is usually released in March. Students must complete exams in Exeter - alternative assessments/exams are not an option. Students may wish to consider a flexible air ticket when booking onward travel after  examinations.

Grand Challenges - June

Grand Challenges is an (optional) project week in which students work in interdisciplinary groups to design innovative solutions to real world challenges. Top academics and invited speakers share their views and help you apply your skills and knowledge to a real-life problem. You further develop your transferable skills including team work, presentation skills and project planning.

2018/19

2018/19
Freshers' Week Monday 17 - Sunday 23 September 2018
Semester One Monday 24 September 2018 - Saturday 12 January 2019
Christmas Vacation Monday 17 December 2018- Friday 4th January 2019
Exam Period Monday 7 January - Saturday 12 January 2019
Semester Two classes Monday 14 January - Friday 29 March 2019*
Easter Vacation Monday 1 April - Friday 26 April 2019
Exam period Monday 6 May - Friday 31 May 2019
Grand Challenges Monday 10- Friday 14 June 2019
End of Semester Friday 14 June 2019

Grand Challenges - June

Grand Challenges is an (optional) project week in which students work in interdisciplinary groups to design innovative solutions to real world challenges. Top academics and invited speakers share their views and help you apply your skills and knowledge to a real-life problem. You further develop your transferable skills including team work, presentation skills and project planning.

 *Any student taking Drama modules in Semester 2 MUST arrive at Exeter in time to begin classes on Monday 7th January 2019 as teaching begins one week earlier.  This is non-negotiable.

Semester one 2018/19
Freshers' Week Monday 17 - Sunday 23 September 2018
Semester 1 Monday 24 September 2018 - Saturday 12 January 2019*
Christmas vacation Monday 17 December 2018- Sunday 6 January 2019
Exam period Monday 7 January - Saturday 12 January 2019*

Many students will have exams on Saturday 12 January 2019.

Alternative Assessments - January

If classes at your home university resume during Exeter's exam week then some disciplines at Exeter will arrange an alternative assessment for you.  Proof of your term-dates will be required. Please contact your discipline for permission. Additional exceptions are below:

Business School The Business School do not arrange alternative assessment but will help you organise to sit the exams at your university. Contact: business-school-exchanges@exeter.ac.uk
Geography Do not offer an alternative assessment for Level 1 modules. 
Modern Languages Do not offer an alternative assessment. You must be present in Exeter in January for the examination.
Psychology Do not offer an alternative assessment. You must be present in Exeter in January for the examination.

Examination timetable

The examination timetables are usually released in early November for January exams.  Further information on the Exeter-based examinations can be viewed on the UG and PG taught webpages and for the Penryn Campus on the Exams in Cornwall page.

Semester Two 2018/19
Semester 2 Monday 14 January* - Friday 29 March 2019
Easter vacation Monday 1 April - Friday 26 April 2019
Exam period Monday 6 May - Friday 31 May 2019
Grand Challenges Monday 10 - Friday 14 June 2019
End of semester Friday 14 June 2019

 *Any student taking Drama modules in Semester 2 MUST arrive at Exeter in time to begin classes on Monday 7th January 2019 as teaching begins one week earlier.  This is non-negotiable.

Examination Period and Timetable

Examination details for Exeter can be viewed on the UG and PGT webpages and for Penryn on the Exams page. The May examination timetable for individual students is usually released in March. Students must complete exams in Exeter - alternative assessments/exams are not an option. Students may wish to consider a flexible air ticket when booking onward travel after  examinations.

Grand Challenges - June

Grand Challenges is an (optional) project week in which students work in interdisciplinary groups to design innovative solutions to real world challenges. Top academics and invited speakers share their views and help you apply your skills and knowledge to a real-life problem. You further develop your transferable skills including team work, presentation skills and project planning.

Alternative Assessments - January

If classes at your home university resume during Exeter's exam week then some disciplines will arrange an alternative assessment for you. Proof of your term-dates will be required. Please contact your discipline for permission.

Exeter-based

Business school The Business School do not arrange alternative assessment but will help you organise to sit the exams at your university. Contact: business-school-exchanges@exeter.ac.uk
Geography Do not offer an alternative assessment for Level 1 modules.
Modern Languages Do not offer an alternative assessment. You must be present in Exeter in January for the examinations.
Psychology Do not offer an alternative assessment. You must be present in Exeter in January for the examinations.
Social Sciences and International Studies The College of Social Sciences and International Studies will automatically enrol Semester One students into alternative assessments. However if you are studying modules in other departments you must obtain permission from these departments. Please note that this request may not be granted.
Semester One students with May examination If you are a semester one student studying on a module with an examination in May, then you will be granted an alternative assessment in January. Contact inbound@exeter.ac.uk for further information.

Penryn-based

All subjects Students studying at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall will in many cases be permitted to undertake an alternative assessment. Contact the Penryn Info Point to obtain permission.*

*Note that if you are residing in university accommodation your contract is likely to run until the official end of the semester in January.

Examination timetable

Students' personal examination timetables are usually released in early November for the January exams. Further information on the Exeter-based examinations can be viewed on the UG and PG taught webpages and for the Penryn Campus on the Exams in Cornwall page.


Alternative Assessments - May/June

No alternative assessments will be granted for the May/June examinations. All students are expected to sit these in Exeter/Penryn.