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Section 4: Key dates

4.Key dates

An overview of term dates, exam and assessment periods, and core activities (Centrally Provided.)

4.1.Term dates, exam/ assessment period, core activities: 2017-18

Term 1 (Autumn)
  • 25 September 2017 —
  • 15 December 2017
Term 2 (Spring)
  • 08 January 2018 —
  • 23 March 2018
Term 3 (Summer)
  • 23 April 2018 —
  • 08 June 2018

Reading Weeks are the weeks beginning Monday, 06 November 2017 (Term 1, Week 7), and Monday, 12 February 2018 (Term 2, Week 25) for those departments that operate them.

Christmas College Closure
  • Close 5.30pm Friday 22 December 2018
  • Open 9.00am Tuesday 02 January 2018
Easter College Closure
  • Close 5.30pm Wednesday 28 March 2018
  • Open 9.00am Thursday 05 April 2018
Bank Holidays
  • Closed - Monday 07 May 2018
  • Closed - Monday 28 May 2018
  • Closed - Monday 27 August 2018

Further information:


4.2.Final verification of module choices

Term 1 Student confirmation 13 October 2017
Departmental confirmation to Student Registry Services 27 October 2017
Term 2 Student confirmation 06 December 2017
Departmental confirmation to Student Registry Services 15 December 2017

4.3.UCL examination periods: 2017-18

Students will undertake a range of assessments throughout their programme. Typically, this includes a mixture of coursework and written examinations. Coursework is set during each term; the completion deadlines will be published via the Moodle page for the relevant module.

Examinations take place in the main examination period, which is in Term 3. Students should expect for their individual examination timetable to be published near the end of Term 2.

Examination period
  • 26 April 2018 —
  • 08 June 2018
Late Summer Assessment
  • 20 August 2018 —
  • 07 September 2018

Further information on assessments is given in Section 19: Assessment.


4.4.Computer Science key dates: 2017-18

4.4.1.Registration and changes

Item Description Deadline
Module choices Module selections to be confirmed via Portico for 2017-18. 13 October 2017
Module selections to be re-confirmed via Portico for 2017-18 (i.e. to confirm Term 2 choices remain correct.) 06 December 2017
Programme transfers Applications to transfer programmes during the 2017-18 sesison to be made via Portico. 31 October 2017
Applications to transfer from the BSc Computer Science to MEng Computer Science to be made via Portico (only once permisison have been given by the Programme Director.) TBC ~July 2018
Study Abroad Year transfer applications Applications to transfer to the MEng (International Programme) to be made via Portico (only once permisison have been given by the Study Abroad Tutor.) 25 November 2017

4.4.2.Reading Weeks at Computer Science

The department operates Reading Weeks in Week 7 (Term 1) and Week 25 (Term 2). During these weeks there is normally no timetabled Computer Science teaching, allowing time for completing coursework and self-study. If a module run by another department is taken, then that department’s reading week policy applies.

4.4.3.IEP Scenarios and Challenges

Students on the BSc/ MEng Computer Science will take part in Challenges (Year 1), Scenarios (Years 1 and 2) and 'How to Change the World' (Year 2). Details are available via the Engineering IEP website.

Year Event Week/s
Year 1 Challenge 1 Term 1: Weeks 7-10
Challenge 2 Term 1: Weeks 12-16
Scenario 1 Term 2: Week 24
Scenario 2 Term 2: Week 30
Year 2 Scenario 3 Term 1: Week 10
Scenario 4 Term 1: Week 16
Scenario 5 Term 2: Week 20
Scenario 6 Term 2: Week 26
How to Change the World Term 3: Weeks 41-42