UCF vacation periods
Foundation and Undergraduate courses include vacation breaks over Christmas and Easter, with a long break over the summer. Postgraduate courses have a short break over Christmas and Easter, but continue through the summer.
These vacation periods provide an opportunity for you to return home, or to do some travelling. You can get to know more about this country by staying with a British family as part of the Host scheme: www.hostuk.org. We thoroughly recommend the Host scheme if you are interested in getting to know more about domestic life in the UK.
There are currently eight permanent public holidays (bank holidays) in England and Wales and an additional one in 2012:
|New Year's Day||2 January*||2 January*|
|Good Friday||6 April||29 March|
|Easter Monday||9 April||1 April|
|Early May Bank Holiday||7 May||6 May|
|Spring Bank Holiday||4 June*||27 May|
|Queen's Diamond Jubilee||5 June||-|
|Summer Bank Holiday||27 August||26 August|
|Christmas Day||26 December*||25 December|
|Boxing Day||26 December||26 December|
* substitute day
When the usual date of a bank or public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, a 'substitute day' is given, normally the following Monday. For example in 2009, Boxing Day was on Saturday, 26 December, so there was a substitute bank holiday on Monday, 28 December.