University Centre Colchester Term Dates 2023 – 2024:
|Registration and Induction: Thursday 14th September 2023
Semester 1: Monday 18th September – Friday 26th January 2024
Reading Week: Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October 2023
Christmas Break: Monday 18th December – Friday 29th December 2023
Semester 1 restart: Assessment/Tutorials/Examinations:
Wednesday 3rd January – Friday 12th January 2024
Monday 15th January – Friday 26th January 2024
|Semester 2: Monday 29th January – Thursday 28th March 2024
Reading Week: Monday 19th February – Friday 23rd February 2024
Easter Break: Monday 1st April – Friday 12th April 2024
Semester 2 restart: Monday 15th April – Friday 10th May 2024
Assessment/Tutorials/Examinations: Monday 13th May – Friday 24th May 2024
Semester 2 ends: Friday 24th May 2024
University Centre Colchester Term Dates 2024 – 2025:
|Semester 1: Monday 23rd September 2024 – Friday 24th January 2025
|Registration and Induction: Thursday 19th September 2024
Reading Week: Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November 2024
Christmas Break: Monday 23rd December 2024 – Friday 3rd January 2025
Semester 1 restart (Assessment/Tutorials/Examinations): Monday 6th January – Friday 17th January 2025
Inter-Semester Break/Marking: Monday 20th January – Friday 31st January 2025
|Semester 2: Monday 3rd February – Friday 30th May 2025
|Reading Week: Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February 2025
Easter Break: Monday 7th April – Friday 18th April 2025
Semester 2 restart: Tuesday 22nd April – Friday 16th May 2025
Assessment/Tutorials/Examinations: Monday 19th May – Friday 30th May 2025
Absence Reporting Line
Students must report absences using our online reporting form, which is accessed through the Learner Hub.
Simply click on the button below to login and enter your details.
Please try to ensure that you make your report your before 9am on the day of your absence
Please note: Students need to notify their tutor directly for lateness notifications.
The gates for the College Campuses are opened from 6am, with classrooms and facilities opening at their stated times.
For information on Library Opening Times please click here.
Reception and Switchboard
|Effective from 23rd May 2022, our opening times can be found below:
|8:30am – 5:00pm
|Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
|8:30am – 6:00pm
|8:30am – 4:30pm
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
To search for a number, please use our Telephone Directory.
SNOW AND SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION
In the event of Severe Weather Conditions.
The Snow Closure Process
As part of our Bad Weather Communication Process Senior Managers will review the position as early as possible if we are considering a closure. The official decision to close is ultimately taken by our Principal and Vice-Principals.
Our campuses will only be closed if one or more of the following conditions apply:
- Insufficient first aid trained and fully qualified staff are able to travel in and ensure the safe running of the campus.
- Conditions on site are considered too dangerous for the safety of students and staff.
- Conditions are considered to be, or are expected to become too hazardous to travel later in the day.
If any of our sites are to close, a decision will be made by 6:45am and the following will apply:
- Pop-up information will display on the college website and updates will be posted on social media using Facebook and Twitter. Please check for updates before starting your journey to college
- A message will be placed on the main telephone switchboard informing of the decision to close any of our campuses. (01206 712000)
Use of social media (Facebook and Twitter)
The official Colchester Institute Facebook and Twitter social media accounts will be monitored by the college throughout the day. Additional announcements will be posted as necessary and social media accounts will be monitored and updated during office hours (replies/comments after 5pm will not be answered until the following morning).