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I just noticed on UCAS track that next to one of my offers it says that the start date is October 2005 while all of my other offers say that the start date is September 2004. Is this normal? Why would some universities start a month later than others?
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I just noticed on UCAS track that next to one of my offers it says that the start date is October 2005 while all of my other offers say that the start date is September 2004. Is this normal? Why would some universities start a month later than others?
Yes it is normal. It's not necessarily a month later...most universities start towards the end of September, whereas some start at the beginning of October. It makes no difference really. If I remember rightly, York starts very very late compared to other uni's.
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Each university is different. They have more freedom to pick and choose their dates than schools do.

Only two of mine start in September.

Some universities have provisional dates up on their websites. Look on the site map.
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It's usually the last week of September or the first week of October.
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Depends which uni you go too, they usually start in late September or October. Most uni's start at late September though.
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A lot of cities tend to have the same dates, for example Manchester, Salford, MMU and Bolton all have exactly the same semester dates. This is so employers/landlords in Greater Manchester know where they are upto. It would be kaos if Manc, MMU and Salford all had different start dates.
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I know some uni's that end sometime in May. I think they start early though, that is why they end early.
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A lot of cities tend to have the same dates, for example Manchester, Salford, MMU and Bolton all have exactly the same semester dates. This is so employers/landlords in Greater Manchester know where they are upto. It would be kaos if Manc, MMU and Salford all had different start dates.
Here in Sheffield the unis have different semester dates I think.
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I think semester dates will be more less the same anyway.
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Mine was the 20th september this year but it changes every year.
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Just wondering, why do uni's start late in september than early september?
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I dunno but they finish a lot earlier than schools do, so perhaps because they can cover the content in a certain amount of time they make the summer longer than what schools have. I finish for the summer on June 8th, or possibly earlier
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We start in October at Southampton University
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Just wondering, why do uni's start late in september than early september?
Its to give UCAS enough time to cope with all the applicants I think. It also gives universities enough time to deal with graduation ceroneys, research and to ensure lectures get at least 25 paid holiday weeks per year
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