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Reminder: university closes for Christmas Friday 22 December

Christmas closure 2017

Don’t forget that the University will close for Christmas on Friday 22 December and will reopen on Tuesday 2 January. The staff pay date for this month will be Wednesday 20 December. 

Before you leave for the Christmas break, please take a moment to ensure that all doors and windows are securely locked, with valuables stored away securely for safekeeping. Please also ensure that all electrical equipment is switched off (with the exception of essential research equipment). 

Accessing offices over the closure

If you plan to work over the Christmas closure period, please make sure you inform Security Control ( in advance – no access will be granted without prior notification. 

Security are based on the ground floor of Whiteknights House (north entrance) – you can also call them on extension 7799 (internal) and 0118 931 6300 (external calls and for emergencies). 

Student services outside of term time

The spring term will begin on Monday 8 January. 

Several student services will remain open outside of term time:

Other useful contacts

Other useful contacts during the closure period:

  • Estates & Facilities: Extension 7000 (internal), or 0118 378 7799 for emergencies and out-of-hours. Email
  • Staff Support and Counselling: To contact Confidential Care as part of the Employee Assistance Programme, please call 0800 085 1376.

See our Term Dates page for the full list of 2018 closure days. 

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

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