Computer Laboratory

Research Students: Important Dates

The academic year

There are three terms to a University of Cambridge academic year: Michaelmas, Lent and Easter.

  Start End
Michaelmas 1 October 19 December
Lent 5 January 25 March
Easter 17 April 25 June

As a research student you will normally pay tuition and College fees for nine terms. However, Graduate Students operate on the basis of the whole academic year which extends beyond the end of Easter Term. Your academic year begins on 1 October and ends on 30 September. College and tuition fees are not payable for the period between the end of Easter Term and the beginning of Michaelmas Term.

As a Graduate student, you are expected to work around 40 hours per week and will be expected to be resident in Cambridge for this period unless you have

*You may take vacations during Computer Laboratory closure dates such as Christmas and Easter and, with your supervisor's agreement, a period over the summer.

See Cambridge Term dates for information about full term dates.

Registration and week 1

Event Notes Where Date & Time
Registration Michaelmas admissions; students arriving in Lent term may register from 5 January. Graduate Education FS03 From 14:30, 8 October 2013 (no later than 8 November)
Health and Safety Course Compulsory Cambridge Corn Exchange, Wheeler Street Tuesday 8 October 2013; register by 09:45
Research Skills course Mandatory Starts in Lecture Theatre 2, WGB; thereafter in Lecture Theatre 1 Every Monday and Thursday, 14:00 from Thursday 10 October
Induction Day All new research students and new research assistants Common Room and SS03, WGB 18 October 2013, 10:00 until 14:00
Welcome event   The Street, WGB 18 October 2013, 17:30 until 19:00

First, second and third-year report submissions

First-year report and thesis proposal/CPGS
Date of admission Report submission date
October 30 June
January 30 September
April 10 January

Second-year report and Third-year progress statement
Date of admission Report submission date
October by 31 July
January by 30 October
April by 31 January

Researcher development log sheets are due on 31 July regardless of admission date

Other important dates

Industry Recruitment Fair: The Street

21 November 2013
PBI Contact dates (International students) At your College
Lab closure dates  
Christmas to be confirmed
Easter to be confirmed

The Graduate Education Team
September 2013