Events and support over the vacation

Posted by nm365 at Dec 14, 2018 08:40 AM |
The University will close for Christmas between 22 December and 1 January. If you’re staying in Leicester, there are many activities that you can get involved with, and places you can get support if you need it.


  • Emergency – call Security on 0116 252 2888 or the emergency services on 999.
  • Non-emergency – call Security on 0116 252 2023 or visit the Security Lodge, opposite the Danielle Brown Sports Centre,  which is manned 24 hours a day.
  • Receptions in Oadby Student Village and City Living are open during the vacation, 24 hours a day, as usual.
  • The Samaritans are open every day of the year, including Christmas day, if you need someone to talk to.


  • 14 December - Global Carol Service at Leicester Cathedral. If you’d like to walk down with others, meet at the Chaplaincy at 4.45pm. Book your place by emailing
  • 17 December-6 January – Oadby Student Village and City Living are welcoming all students, even if you don’t live there usually, to take part in their festive activities. There is something on every day. You can view the Oadby Student Village activities online. For the City Living timetable, contact If you have questions about Oadby Student Village activities, email
  • 20 December, 5.00pm-7.00pm - Our last Global Cafe of the year celebrates Christmas, with seasonal treats and activities, in the Graduate Lounge.
  • 6 January – Last day of Christmas party at the Chaplaincy. Book your place by 3 January.
  • Religious services and events take place at:
  1. Christchurch, Clarendon Park
  2. St Stephen's United Reformed Church
  3. Quakers in Leicester
  4. Holy Cross, New Walk, Leicester - see also Leicester Catholic Chaplaincy
  5. Trinity Methodist Church, Oadby
  6. Holy Trinity Church

• Christmas events in the city – including the ice rink and Christmas Wheel of Light can be found on the Visit Leicester website.


  • The IT Service desk is closed from 12 noon on 21 December and will reopen from 8.30am on 2 January.
  • The David Wilson Library will be open with a limited service throughout the festive period. The building will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
  • The Student Services Centre is closed between 22 December and 1 January, including all appointments.  However, you can look at careers support and guidance online. If you are not in Leicester when we are offering careers appointments, you can request them over Skype or the telephone.
  • The sports centres have different opening times on the following dates:

24 December – 6.30am-4pm (facilities close at 3.30pm)
25 December – closed
26 December – closed
27-30 December – 8am-8pm (facilities close at 7.30pm)
31 December – 8am-4pm (facilities close at 3.30pm)
1 January – closed
The Students’ Union is closed throughout the vacation.

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