Annual Leave & University Closure Days

What are the University closure days?

University closure dates can be found here.

What is my annual leave entitlement?

Annual leave is calculated by calendar year (1 Jan - 31 Dec), and for full time staff equates to 24 days bookable annual leave, plus eight bank holidays and six University closure days.  This totals 38 days leave in any calendar year.  This is pro rata for part time staff.

Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

The University has an annual leave purchase scheme whereby you can apply to purchase additional annual leave days.

What are the Department's Responsibilities?

  • To calculate annual leave entitlement for staff and advise staff of entitlement and mechanism for booking leave in line with University policy.
  • To maintain accurate records of annual leave taken for all staff
  • To manage the carry forward of annual leave (max 5 days) from one year to the next.

At the beginning of each year, staff will be emailed an annual leave booking form and details of their entitlement for that year. 

Please ensure that when booking annual leave you obtain your Line Manager's permission and then leave your booking form in the ‘annual leave’ pigeon hole in the Post/Stationary Room 0/13.

Staff may carry over a maximum of 5 days annual leave from one calendar year to the next (pro rata for part time staff).  Details of this will appear on your booking form.

Who is my Departmental contact for this process?

Brankica Besevic,; Ext 7037.

What are the relevant University policies or guidance?

HR information about annual leave

HR Information about annual leave for part time staff

University closure dates


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