Timetables and term dates

Your personalised timetable will be sacred to you during your studies, so we’ve made it easy for you to access it whenever you need it.

Please be aware that the Academic Calendars published may need to be updated from time to time and so students are advised to check back for the most up to date information.

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Timetables for the 2024/25 academic year will be released by the end of August. After this date, you will be able to access your timetable on iCity once you've completed your enrolment and we've registered you on your modules. To get a longer-term view of your timetable, choose ‘Your Timetable’ from the top left menu.

You can also access your timetable from the iBCU app, available on Apple iOS, Android and Windows. Search your app store for ‘iBCU’ and log in using your BCU log in details.

It is strongly advised to always consult your course guide to be certain of attendance requirements before you make plans such as holidays or work commitments.

What to expect from your timetable

While we cannot provide specific timetables in advance, a typical full-time student schedule will include classes spread throughout the week, with varying hours each day. Teaching hours for the majority of courses run from 9am-6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 9am - 1pm on Wednesday.

Teaching events may be scheduled to take place between 6-7pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Where possible, lectures and tutorials are grouped, however due to constraints this is not always possible.

Timetables are scheduled to avoid excessively long days or number of consecutive hours without a break. There will be some exceptions, for example courses validated for block delivery, though no student will be timetabled for more than 6 hours of teaching per day.

No single teaching session should exceed 3 hours (excluding studio sessions, workshops and laboratory sessions), although exceptions may be approved by your Faculty.

Where possible, part-time student timetables are scheduled into one or two days only, although the actual days may vary year-on-year.

Where possible, students will have a balanced timetable, with classes spread throughout the week, with a minimum of two hours and maximum of six hours in any one day. Sessions may be spread out throughout the day to leave gaps for independent study.

On-campus expectations

All full-time students will be expected to be available on campus for the entire week so that you can fully engage with your course and any extracurricular opportunities.

Term dates 2024/25

Last updated February 2024

Semester 1

International arrivals w/c 9 September 2024
Welcome Week w/c 16 September 2024
Semester 1 teaching 23 September - 13 December 2024
Assessment Week 1 w/c 16 December 2024
Winter vacation 23 December 2024 - 5 January 2025
Private Study Week w/c 6 January 2025
Assessment Weeks 2 and 3 13 - 24 January 2025
Semester 2
Semester 2 teaching 27 January - 2 May 2025
Easter vacation 14 April - 27 April 2025
Assessment Weeks 1 - 3 5 - 23 May 2025
Semester 3
Semester 3 teaching 26 May - 15 August 2025
Assessment Weeks 1 - 2 18 August - 29 August 2025

Academic Calendar 2024/25

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