Key dates

Key dates at Keele University, including bank holidays, exams, graduation, welcome week, and term dates.

2017 - 2018

  • 26 December 2017 (Boxing Day)
  • 01 January 2018 (New Year's Day)
  • 30 March 2018 (Good Friday)
  • 02 April 2018 (Easter Monday)
  • 07 May 2018 (Early May bank holiday)
  • 28 May 2018 (Spring bank holiday)
  • 27 August 2018 (Summer bank holiday)

2018 - 2019

  • 26 December 2018 (Boxing Day)
  • 01 January 2019 (New Year's Day)
  • 19 April 2019 (Good Friday)
  • 22 April 2019 (Easter Monday)
  • 06 May 2019 (Early May bank holiday)
  • 27 May 2019 (Spring bank holiday)
  • 26 August 2019 (Summer bank holiday)

2017 - 2018

  • 08 - 19 January 2018 (University Examination period)
  • 08 - 25 May 2018 (University Examination period)
  • 04 - 08 June 2018 (Semester One Re-examinations)
  • 13 - 17 August 2018 (Semester Two Re-examinations)

2018 - 2019

  • 07 - 18 January 2019 (University Examination period)
  • 07 - 24 May 2019 (University Examination period)
  • 03 - 07 June 2019 (Semester One Re-examinations)
  • 12 - 16 August 2019 (Semester Two Re-examinations)

2018 - 2019

  • Winter graduation: Thursday 17th January 2019
  • Summer graduation: Monday 15th - Friday 19th July 2019

2016 - 2017

  • 20 - 27 September 2016

2017 - 2018

  • 20 - 24 September 2017

2018 - 2019

  • 18 - 23 September 2018

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.

2017-2018

  • Semester one: Monday 25 September 2017 to Friday 19 January 2018
  • Semester two : Monday 22 January 2018 to Friday 08 June 2018
  • Christmas vacation : Saturday 16 December 2017 to Sunday 07 January 2018
  • Easter vacation : Saturday 24 March 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018

2018 - 2019

  • Semester one: Monday 24th September 2018 to Friday 18th January 2019
  • Semester two: Monday 21st January 2019 to Friday 7th June 2019
  • Christmas vacation: Saturday 15th December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019
  • Easter vacation: Saturday 6th April 2019 to Sunday 28th April 2019