Changes to the 2012/13 academic calendar – important update
08 February 2012
LJMU's Senior Management Group has approved a series of changes to the 2012/2013 standard Academic Calendar. The changes reflect feedback from the Academic Board, the Strategic Delivery Forum, the LiverpoolSU and the student community.
The new Academic Calendar will give LJMU greater flexibility over the delivery of timetabled teaching and learning activities throughout the academic year. For example, where possible, timetables will now be designed so they do not clash with scheduled LiverpoolSU activities taking place on Wednesday afternoons – a key request from students during the Union's 'Dear VC' campaign. LJMU will also be making more resources available to support student clubs and societies.
Mark Power, the University's Chief Information Officer, explained:
"The changes to the Academic Calendar will bring greater clarity and consistency to teaching and learning across the University and across all standard academic programmes. The revised Calendar also gives us further opportunities to engage in teaching and allows more flexibility in terms of delivery, which is vital as part of our continuing drive to further enhance the LJMU student experience."
Darren McCabe, LiverpoolSU President, added:
"We are really pleased that the University is listening and acting upon the student voice. More time has been made available for teaching and we are confident these changes will have a positive impact on the student experience."
A major review of enrolment and induction for new students is still ongoing and updates on how this will impact on the Academic Calendar as well as teaching and learning activities will be published in due course.
If you have any queries about the changes to the academic calendar, please contact Wayne Turnbull (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext: 5721)
The key changes that you need to be aware of are:
- Teaching on standard undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes will begin in Week 1 (week commencing 17 September 2012).
- The module registration deadline – the date by which students can change their option modules – has changed and is now 28 September 2012.
- Teaching will stop on Friday 14 December 2012 and students will have a three week break for Christmas.
- Teaching will start again during the week beginning 7 January 2013 (Week 17).
- Additional time has been set aside for teaching following Spring Break in April 2013 during Weeks 31 and 32.
- Assessments will start later and are now scheduled for Weeks 32-34.
- All marking and moderation must be completed and finalised marks entered onto SIS by the deadline of 29 May 2013.
- The deadline for Assessment Boards is now 5 June 2013.
- Final moderated marks will be published on Blackboard on 12 June 2013, with students receiving their results letters prior to this publication deadline.
What hasn’t changed:
- Christmas closure dates for staff are unchanged, with the University closing at the end of business on Friday 21 December 2012 and re-opening on Wednesday 2 January 2013.
- Spring Break will still take place during Weeks 29 and 30.
- Graduation for final year students will still take place between 8 and 12 July 2013.
Remember: These changes relate to the 2012/2013 academic year not the current academic year.
You can view the LJMU Academic Calendars on the webpage here