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Tuesday 7 April
Curriculum > Academic Registry: Academic Calendar


The Academic Calendar


Key Dates for the Academic Year including Teaching, Examinations and Vacations

Anglia Ruskin University's Academic Calendar contains information on all the key dates you need for the academic year, including teaching weeks, examination periods and vacations for all taught provision.

Calendars are published on this page for academic years:



Provisional dates for the 2021/22 academic year are also provided below

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Please note: the calendar information provided on this page is for delivery of courses at Anglia Ruskin's main campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House), London, our Associate Colleges throughout the UK (except Arden University). Teaching dates and examination periods for our overseas Associate Colleges broadly match those used in the UK but small local variations have been agreed on occasion to accommodate, for example, different public holidays in different jurisdictions. Exact details are provided to students in their Student Handbooks.


The format of the Academic Calendar has changed in 2019/20

with major differences introduced in September 2019.


Find out more....!




Provisional dates for the 2021/22 academic year are provided below for information.

The dates are PROVISIONAL and will be confirmed on this website one year in advance of the start of the appropriate calendar.

2021/22 Academic Year (provisional; will be confirmed in September 2020)

Trimester 1 Teaching (11+1 weeks): 20th September - 10th December 2021; Examinations: 13th - 17th December 2021

[Welcome Week: 13th - 17th September 2021]

Trimester 2 Teaching (11+1 weeks): 17th January - 8th April 2022; Examinations: 25th April - 11th May 2022

[Welcome Week: 10th - 14th January 2022]

Trimester 3 Teaching (11+1 weeks): 9th May - 29th July 2022; Examinations: 1st - 5th August 2022

[Welcome Week: 3rd - 7th May 2022]


Links to the Assessment Process

The Academic Calendars map directly to the assessment process. An Assessment Calendar, which details the dates of individual Modular Assessment Panel (MAP), Anglia Ruskin Mitigation Panel and Anglia Ruskin Awards Board meetings, is published by the Academic Registry and can be viewed on the Assessment Service's webpages.

In addition, final dates that can be set for the submission of student work are also provided and should be used when Module Leaders are developing their module guides and which correspond directly to the academic calendar and assessment processes.

This page does not provide dates of individual examinations - these are available from the Academic Registry Examinations section.


Please direct any queries or questions about the Academic Calendar to Paul Baxter, Academic Registrar.