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Department of Computer Science and Technology

 

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 30 March
Easter 15 April 30 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 FS07 From 15:00, 2 October 2018 or from 09:10 to 12:00, 3 October 2018
Health and Safety Course Compulsory; students need to book a session on general safety and also the Safe use of VDUs (Wed p.m.) Babbage Lecture Theatre
See invitation for details
Tuesday 2 October and Wednesday p.m. 3 October
Research Skills programme Mandatory First 2 days in Norwich Auditorium, Roger Needham Building; thereafter in Lecture Theatre 2 and other rooms See Moodle for details
Induction All new research students and new research assistants Seminar Rooms SW01 and SS03

12 October 2018

13:00 until 17:00

Welcome event   The Street, WGB 12 October 2018, 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 October
April 31 January

Second-year report and Third-year progress statement

 

Date of admission    Report submission date 
October by 30 June
January by 30 October
April by 31 January

Researcher development: RSP Blue books must be submitted annually with your reports (see above); annual Tally sheets are due on 31 July regardless of admission date

Other important dates

Graduate Studies Open Day 2 November 2018 p.m.
Industry Recruitment Fair: The Street 15 & 16 November 2018
PBI Contact dates (International students)  At your College
Lab closure dates  
Christmas  24 December - 2 January
Easter 19 April - 22 April

The Graduate Education Team
August 2018