Christmas closures

Posted by rmt22 at Nov 26, 2018 03:40 PM |
As we prepare for the holiday season, just a quick reminder on closure and pay dates.

This year the University will close for Christmas from 22 December 2018-1 January 2019. This means the last day the University will be open is Friday 21 December 2018 and we will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Post Room

Royal Mail’s recommended last posting dates for UK Christmas mail are:

  • Second class - Tuesday 18 December
  • First class - Thursday 20 December

The Post Room will close on Friday 21 December and all mail that is usually hand delivered there, will be required by 12noon. Departments not based on central campus whose post is collected by University transport, will receive a collection at 11am only on this day.

During the closure period the Post Room will be closed and all Royal Mail deliveries will be suspended. Normal services will resume on Wednesday 2 January 2019


Due to the Christmas Closure, the last pay day of the year will be Tuesday 18 December for all staff. Please ensure all Payment requests reach Payroll and Pensions Operations before Wednesday 5 December.

IT Service Desk

The IT Service Desk will close at 12 Noon on Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen from 8.30am on Wednesday 2 January 2019More details are available here.


The library will be open with a limited service throughout the festive period. The building will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Find out more here.

Student support and information

Find out more about the support on offer for students and Student Services opening times on the student pages.

Essential services will continue to run throughout the festive period and we will update this post with details (email if you have closure details to add to this)

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