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University closure for Christmas: important information

University closure for Christmas

The University will be closed over the Christmas period from Friday 23 December to Monday 2 January, and will reopen fully on Tuesday 3 January. 

Before leaving for the Charismas holidays, please check your workspace to ensure that windows and doors are locked securely, and that all valuable items are stored securely out of sight.  

All electrical equipment that is not required to be left on should be turned off – this will help reduce the risk of an electrical fault as well as saving power. 

If you will be working over the Christmas closure period you must inform Security Control when you arrive and when you leave. Prior notification must be sent to No access will be granted without this.

Term dates and a full list of University closure days can be found at the Dates of term and enrolment page. 

Important Contacts

Estates & Facilities: Extension 7000 (internal), or 0118 378 7799 for emergencies and out-of-hours. Email

IT: Telephone: Extension 6262. Email  

Security Services: Whiteknights House, north entrance, ground floor. Extension 7799 (internal), or 0118 931 6300 if calling from outside the University or for emergencies. Email

Staff Support and Counselling: To contact First Assist as part of the Employee Assistance Programme, please call 0800 716 017.     

See our Health & Safety page for additional safety information.  

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

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