Currently, both students and staff go through 12 (or 13) week long terms without any break. This is very tiring for students who cannot get time to take some rest, visit their family and complete their mid-term assignments in a stress-free environment. Students are so tired at the end of the term (and they have to complete their assignments/exams). This is also very tiring for teachers who do not have the opportunity to take some rest and find energy for the rest of term. Lastly, this is tiring for other staff who support both students and staff: so many requests every day. Hence, it would be a good idea to include a one-week break in the middle of each term.