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School of Education 2021 Sessional Dates

2021

2021 WEEK

DATE

RETURNING (and new) RESEARCH MASTERS AND DOCTORAL STDS

RETURNING STUDENTS (UG, Hons, PGDip and CWM)  incl. transfers and FIRST ENTRY Hons, PGDip, CWM and RESEARCH  M&D

FIRST ENTRY LEVEL 1 UNDERGRADUATES

1

Mon, 01– Fri, 05 Mar

Mon, 01 Mar

 

Lectures, W 1

First semester lectures commence online for all students in this category

 

 

Mon, 01 -  Fri, 18 Mar

 

PGCE EDTP611 Classroom Technology

commences

 

Fri, 05 Mar

 

-Final date for minimum fee payment required for registration.

-Final date for semester 1 registration.

-Final date for curriculum changes

 

2

Mon, 08  – Fri, 12 Mar

Mon, 08 - Fri, 12

 

Lectures, W 2

 

 

Remote, self-help, online registration opens for first entry first year students

Sat, 13 Mar

 

 

Virtual Parents Day

3

Mon, 15 – Fri, 18 Mar

 

 

Lectures, W 3

 

Remote, self-help, online registration and Virtual Orientation week

Fri, 18 Mar

 

PGCE EDTP611 Classroom Technology ends

 

Sat, 19 Mar

 

 

 

4

Mon, 22 – Fri, 26 Mar

Mon, 22 Mar

Human Rights Day (Public Holiday Observed)

 

 

Tues, 23 Mar

 

Lectures, W 4

 

First Semester commences online for first entry UG first years

Tue, 23 Mar - Fri, 16 April

 

PGCE EDTP611 Specific Skills Development commences

 

 

5

Mon, 29 - Fri, 02 Apr

 

 

Lectures, W 5

 

Lectures, W 2

Thu, 1 Apr

 

 

-Final date for minimum fee payment required for registration.

-Final date for semester 1 registration.

-Final date for curriculum changes

Fri, 02 Apr

Good Friday (Public Holiday)

6

Mon, 05 – Fri, 09 Apr

Mon, 05 Apr

Family Day (Public Holiday)

 

 

Lectures, W 6

 

 

Lectures, W 3

7

Mon, 12 – Fri, 16 Apr

 

 

Lectures, W 7

 

 

Lectures, W 4

Wed, 14 April

Final date for capturing ALL graduation decisions onto ITS (Bachelor through to PhDs)

 

8

Mon, 19 – Fri, 23 Apr

 

 

Lectures, W 8

 

 

Lectures, W 5

Fri, 23 Apr

 

 

PGCE EDTP611 Specific Skills Development ends

 

 

Final date for withdrawal from a module and Final date for withdrawal from the University (S1) for ALL categories of registered students

 

Mon, 26 – Fri, 30 Apr

STUDENT RECESS (MID-TERM BREAK) FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF STUDENTS

 

Tues, 27 Apr

Freedom Day (Public Holiday)

Sat, 01 May

Workers’ Day (Public Holiday)

9

Mon, 03 – Fri, 07 May

 

 

 Lectures, W 9

 

 

Lectures, W 6

Mon, 03 May - Fri, 28 May

 

PGCE EDTP611 School Experience commences

 

 

10

Mon, 10 – Fri, 14 May

 

 

Lectures W 10

 

 

Lectures, W 7

Tues, 11 & Wed, 12

Proposed Graduation PMB

 

 

Thu, 13 May

Eid ul Fitr (condoned absence)

Sat, 15 May

Proposed Graduation WVL commences

11

Mon, 17 – Fri, 21 May

 

Proposed Graduation ceremonies WVL

 Lectures W 11

 

 

Lectures, W 8

Sat, 22 May

Proposed Graduation ceremonies WVL end

 

 

12

Mon, 25 – Fri, 28 May

 

 

 Lectures W 12

 

Lectures, W 9

Fri, 28 May

 

PGCE EDTP611 School Experience ends

 

13

Mon, 31 – Fri, 04 Jun

 

 

Lectures W 13

Lectures, W 10

 

 

 

Wed, 02 Jun

 

DPs published

Fri, 04 Jun

 

Lectures End

Final date for DP appeals submission

Submission of TP documentation

 

Mon, 07 – Fri 11, Jun

Tues, 08 Jun

 

DP appeals outcomes published

Lectures, W 11

Wed,09 Jun

 

Study leave Sat, 05 June - Wed, 09 June

Thurs, 10 Jun

 

Exams commence, including Saturday

 

Mon, 14 – Fri, 18 Jun

Wed, 16 Jun

Youth Day (Public Holiday observed)

Exam week, including Saturday

Lectures, W 12

 

Mon, 21 - Fri 25 Jun

 

 

Exam week, ends Thursday 24, Jun.

Lectures, W 13

 

Mon, 28 - Fri, 02 Jul

 

 

Supp exams: Mon - Saturday

Lectures, W 14

Sat, 03 Jul

SEMESTER 1 ENDS FOR 2021

Sat, 03 Jul

Residences close for deep clean

 

 

Mon, 05 - Fri 31 July - STUDENT RECESS (MID-YEAR BREAK)    -  Residence deep clean and prepare for Semester 2.

 

Mon, 05 - Fri, 09 Jul

 

 

Staff academic administration

Staff academic administration

Fri, 09 Jul

 

Supplementary Exam marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

Final module marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

 

Mon, 12 - Fri, 16 Jul

 

 

Staff academic administration

Staff academic administration

Wed, 14 Jul

 

Exam Boards

Exam Boards

Thur, 15 Jul

 

Release of 1st semester results after Exam Boards (00:01 am)

Release of 1st semester results after Exam Boards (00:01 am)

 

SEMESTER 2:  THESE DATES APPLY TO ALL REGISTERED STUDENTS

 

Mon, 19 – Fri, 23 Jul

 

                                                                  

Residences open for registered, returning as invited, School of Education students

Mon, 19 July – Fri, 13 Aug

 

 

BEd. School Experience commences

[EDTP221, EDTP321,EDTP420]

 

Mon 19 July – Fri, 27 Aug

PGCE School Experience [EDTP612] commences

 

 

Tue, 20 Jul

Eid ul Adha

 

Mon, 26 –  Fri, 30 Jul

Mon, 26 Jul

Remote online registration. Self-help. Change of Curriculum. Commences for Semester 2:2021

 

 

 

Sat, 31 Jul

 

1

Mon, 02 – Fri, 06 Aug

Mon, 2 Aug

Second semester commences. Lectures commence

 

2

Mon, 09 – Fri, 13 Aug

Mon, 09 Aug

National Women’s Day (Public Holiday)

 

Fri, 13 Aug

BEd.  School Experience [EDTP420] ends

-Final date for minimum fee payment required for registration. -Final date for semester 2 registration. -Final date for curriculum changes

3

Mon, 16 – Fri, 20 Aug

Mon, 16 Aug

B. Ed. Lectures Commence  for  4th years

                                                             

4

Mon, 23 – Fri, 27 Aug

Mon, 23 Aug

BEd. Lectures Commnece 1st, 2nd and 3rd years

Fri, 27 Aug

PGCE School Experience [EDTP612] ends

Final date for semester 2 registration. -Final date for curriculum changes [BEd  only]

5

Mon, 30 – Fri, 03 Sep

Mon, 30 Aug

PGCE Lectures commence

Fri, 03 Sep

Final date for semester 2 registration. -Final date for curriculum changes [PGCE only]

6

Mon, 06 – Fri, 10 Sep

 

 

7

Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Sep

 

 

Fri, 17 Sep

Final date for withdrawal from a module and - Final date for withdrawal from the University (S2:2021)

 

Mon, 20 - Fri 24 Sep

STUDENT RECESS (MID-TERM BREAK)

Fri, 24 Sept

Heritage Day (Public Holiday)

8

Mon, 27 Sep – Fri, 01 Oct

 

 

9

Mon, 04 – Fri, 08 Oct

 

 

10

Mon, 11– Fri, 15 Oct

 

 

11

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Oct

 

 

12

Mon, 25 – Fri, 29 Oct

 

 

13

Mon, 01  – Fri, 05 Nov

 

 

Wed, 03 Nov

DPs published

Thu, 04 Nov

Diwali/Deepavali (condoned absence)

Fri, 05 Nov

Lectures End.

Final date for DP appeals submission

 

Mon, 08  – Fri, 12 Nov

 

 

Tue, 09 Nov

DP appeal outcomes published

Thur, 11 Nov

Exams commence, including Saturday

 

Mon, 15 – Fri, 19

 

Exam week, including Saturday

 

Mon, 29 – Fri, 26 Nov

 

Exam week, ends Thur 25 Nov

 

Mon, 29– Fri, 03 Dec

 

Supp exams, Mon 29 Nov - Sat, 04 Dec

 

Mon, 06 – Fri, 10 Dec 

 

 

 

Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Dec

Mon, 13 Dec

Supplementary marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

Thur, 16 Dec

Day of Reconciliation (Public Holiday)

 

Mon, 20 – Fri, 24 Dec

Mon, 20 Dec

Exam Boards

Wed, 22 Dec

Release of 2nd semester results after Exam Boards (00:01 am)

Fri, 24 Dec

University Offices Close (12h00)

 

Mon, 27 - Fri, 31 Dec

 

 

 

 

Mon, 27 Jan

Day of Goodwill (Public Holiday observed)

 

PLEASE NOTE

  • Sessional Dates for the School of Education will be published separately.
  • Assumed certain COVID 19 restrictions will still be in place, especially in terms of physical distancing and maximum number of people in a venue (rule of thumb 1.5m2 per person required). COVID 19 will continue to define that the majority of modules are taught online, and assessed via continuous assessment within a semester. Remote online teaching and learning to be re-assessed as modus operadi in July 2021.
  • Level 1 modules must be assessed via continuous assessment during Semester 1:2021. To be re-assessed for Semester 2:2021
  • While Graduation ceremony dates have been factored in, there is however, no guarantee of on-site graduation.
  • The University of KwaZulu-Natal reserves the right to change any of the said Sessional Dates, solely in its discretion, and without any liability for inconvenience and/or loss occasioned thereby.

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