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 24 March
Easter 10 April 18 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, 6 October 2015
Health and Safety Course Compulsory Lecture Room3, Mill Lane; see Venues and handouts Tuesday 6 October 2015; students need to book a session
Research Skills programme Mandatory Starts in Lecture Theatre 2, WGB; thereafter in Lecture Theatre 1 Every Monday and Thursday throughout the academic year, 14:00 from Thursday 8 October
Induction Week All new research students and new research assistants Common Room and SS03, WGB and other venues

9 - 16 October 2015:

9 Oct 13:00 until 16:30

12 - 16 Oct sessions to be confirmed

Welcome event   The Street, WGB 9 October 2015, 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 19 November 2015 TBC
PBI Contact dates (International students) At your College
Lab closure dates  
Christmas 24 December - 2 January
Easter to be confirmed

The Graduate Education Team
July 2015