Key dates

Key dates at Keele University, including bank holidays, exams, graduation, welcome week, and term dates. Want to know opening hours of key services during vacation periods? 

2020 - 2021
  • Semester one: Monday 28 September 2020 - Friday 22 January 2021
  • Semester two: Monday 25 January 2021 - Friday 11 June 2021
  • Christmas vacation: Saturday 19 December 2020 - Sunday 10 January 2021
  • Easter vacation: Saturday 27 March 2021 - Sunday 18 April 2021
2020
  • International students: Wednesday 23 September 2020
  • UK students: Saturday 26 September 2020

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2020 - 2021 academic year
  • Semester one exams: Monday 11 January - Friday 22 January 2021 
  • Semester two exams: Monday 10 May - Friday 28 May 2021
  • Semester one exam resits: Monday 7 - Friday 11 June 2021
  • Semester two exam resits: Monday 16 - Friday 20 August 2021

Our July 2020 and January 2021 graduation ceremonies have been postponed as safety must always come first.

We’ll hopefully be able to host the ceremonies in summer 2021 instead, and rest assured we’ll let you know exact dates as soon as we can. Just as we did earlier this year for the Class of 2020, we’ll be sure to hold a digital celebration in January 2021 to keep you going until the real thing – we’ll let you know the plans for this in due course.

We’re looking forward to giving you the celebrations you deserve as soon as we can!

2020 - 2021 academic year
  • Monday 31 August 2020 (Summer bank holiday)
  • Friday 25 December 2020 (Christmas day)
  • Monday 28 December 2020 (Boxing day substitute)
  • Friday 1 January 2021 (New Year's Day)
  • Friday 2 April 2021 (Good Friday)
  • Monday 5 April 2021 (Easter Monday)
  • Monday 3 May 2021 (Early May bank holiday)
  • Monday 31 May 2021 (Spring bank holiday)
  • Monday 30 August 2021 (Summer bank holiday)
  • Monday 27 December 2021 (Christmas day substitute)
  • Tuesday 28 December 2021 (Boxing day substitute)