Term Dates

The dates of terms for The University of Buckingham are shown below:

2022 (excluding Medicine and Health Science)
WINTERNew students:Wednesday 12 January – Friday 18 March
Returning students:Monday 17 January – Friday 18 March
SPRINGAll students:Monday 4 April to Friday 17 June
EXAMINATIONSSaturday 4 June to Friday 17 June
SUMMERReturning students:Monday 11 July to Friday 9 September
AUTUMNNew students:Thursday 22 September to Friday 9 December
Returning students:Monday 26 September to Friday 9 December
EXAMINATIONSSaturday 26 November to Friday 9 December
University Closed: Monday 26th December 2022 – Monday 2nd January 2023 inclusive, reopening Tuesday 3rd January 2023.
2023 (excluding Medicine and Health Science)
WINTERNew students:Wednesday 18 January – Friday 24 March
Returning students:Monday 23 January – Friday 24 March
SPRINGAll studentsMonday 10 April – Friday 23 June
EXAMINATIONSSaturday 10 June to Friday 23 June
SUMMERReturning StudentsMonday 17 July – Friday 15 September
AUTUMNNew students:Wednesday 27 September – Friday 15 December
Returning students:Monday 2 October – Friday 15 December
EXAMINATIONSSaturday 2 December to Friday 15 December
University Closed: Monday 25th December 2023 – Monday 1st January 2024 inclusive, reopening Tuesday 2nd January 2024
2024 (excluding Medicine and Health Science)
WINTERNew students:Wednesday 17 January – Friday 22 March
Returning students:Monday 22 January – Friday 22 March
SPRINGAll students:Monday 8 April – Friday 21 June
EXAMINATIONSSaturday 8 June to Friday 21 June
SUMMERReturning StudentsMonday 15 July – Friday 13 September
AUTUMNNew students:Wednesday 25 September – Friday 13 December
Returning students:Monday 30 September – Friday 13 December
EXAMINATIONSSaturday 30 November to Friday 13 December
University Closed Wednesday 25th December 2024 – Wednesday 1st January 2025 inclusive, reopening on Thursday 2nd January 2025.
2025 (excluding Medicine and Health Science)
WINTERNew students:Wednesday 15 January – Friday 21 March
Returning students:Monday 20 January – Friday 21 March
SPRINGAll students:Monday 7 April – Friday 20 June
EXAMINATIONSSaturday 7 June to Friday 20 June
SUMMERReturning StudentsMonday 14 July – Friday 12 September
AUTUMNNew students:Wednesday 24 September – Friday 12 December
Returning students:Monday 29 September – Friday 12 December
EXAMINATIONSSaturday 29 November to Friday 12 December
University Closed Wednesday 24th December 2025 – Thursday 1st January 2026 inclusive, reopening on Friday 2nd January 2026.
2026 (excluding Medicine and Health Science)
WINTERNew students:Wednesday 14 January – Friday 20 March
Returning students:Monday 19 January – Friday 20 March
SPRINGAll students:Monday 6 April – Friday 19 June
EXAMINATIONSSaturday 6 June to Friday 19 June
SUMMERReturning StudentsMonday 13 July – Friday 11 September
AUTUMNNew students:Wednesday 23 September – Friday 11 December
Returning students:Monday 28 September – Friday 11 December
EXAMINATIONSSaturday 28 November to Friday 11 December
University Closed Wednesday 24th December 2026 – Sunday 3rd January 2026 inclusive, reopening on Monday 4th January 2027.

*See the Joining Instructions for the current arrangements for the registration of new students.