Key Dates

 

Bank Holidays

2016-2017

26 December 2016 (Boxing Day)

27 December 2016 (Christmas Day, Substitute day)

02 January 2017 (New Year's Day, Substitute day)

14 April 2017 (Good Friday)

17 April 2017 (Easter Monday)

01 May 2017 (Early May bank holiday)

29 May 2017 (Spring bank holiday)

28 August 2017 (Summer bank holiday)

Examinations

2016-2017

09 - 20 January 2017 (University Examination period)

08 - 26 May 2017 (University Examination period)

05 - 09 June 2017 (Semester One Re-examinations)

14 - 18 August 2017 (Semester Two Re-examinations)

Graduation Ceremonies

2016-2017

Winter graduation -  Thursday 19th January 2017

Tuesday 11th - Friday 14th July 2017

International Welcome

2016-2017

20 - 27 September 2016



Tier 4 Working

If you are studying in the UK with a Tier 4 visa, you may be entitled to work and this will be detailed on your visa.  Your entitlement to work will depend on your level of study and when the work is to be undertaken i.e. in term time or vacation.

Undergraduate Students

Tier 4 students studying at undergraduate level are generally permitted to work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week during term time and full time in vacations.

If you work for the University, we will offer up to a maximum of 18 hours per week, during restricted weeks.  Please click here to view the schedule of restricted weeks, you should note that the 18 hour working restriction applies during both the Christmas and Easter vacations and the 2 weeks before Semester 1 and the 2 weeks following Semester 2.  The University’s working week starts on Monday and finishes on Sunday.

If you work for more than one employer, you cannot work for more than 20 hours per week in total during term time.  It is your responsibility to comply with this restriction.

You may work full-time as part of an official work placement included in your course, this will be stated on your certificate of sponsorship (CAS).  If you need to clarify this, please contact Immigration Compliance on visa@keele.ac.uk.

Taught Postgraduate Students

Tier 4 students studying a taught postgraduate course are generally permitted to work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week all year.  This is because you are deemed to be writing up during University vacation periods.

If you work for the University, we will offer up to a maximum of 18 hours per week, all year. The University’s working week starts on Monday and finishes on Sunday.

Postgraduate students follow a course timetable which differs from the publicised term dates and therefore you will need to obtain evidence of your specific course of study.  You may request this through Student Support and Development Services, please visit https://servicedesk.keele.ac.uk/tas/public/login/form.

 

If you work for more than one employer, you cannot work for more than 20 hours per week in total, all year.  It is your responsibility to comply with this restriction.

Research Postgraduate Students

PhD/MPhil students are entitled to a maximum of 4 weeks vacation per year and Tier 4 students studying at this level are considered to be in term time all year, unless you have written permission from your supervisor to take a period of annual leave. 

If you work for the University, we will offer up to a maximum of 18 hours per week, all year.  The University wishes you to use periods of leave from your studies for rest and will not offer you increased hours during any vacation periods. The University’s working week starts on Monday and finishes on Sunday.

Postgraduate students follow a course timetable which differs from the publicised term dates and therefore you will need to obtain evidence of your specific course of study.  You may request this through Student Support and Development Services, please visit https://servicedesk.keele.ac.uk/tas/public/login/form.

 

If you work for more than one employer, you cannot work for more than 20 hours per week in total, all year.  It is your responsibility to comply with this restriction.

2016-2017

Semester One : Monday 26 September 2016 to Friday 20 January 2017

Semester Two : Monday 23 January 2017 to Friday 09 June 2017

Christmas Vacation : Saturday 17 December 2016 to Sunday 08 January 2017

Easter Vacation : Saturday 01 April 2017 to Sunday 23 April 2017