Christmas 2010 opening times

The last working day before Christmas will be Friday 24 December 2010 and the University will resume normal working on Tuesday 4 January 2011.

During the Christmas and New Year period many facilities and services on campus and in Bath city centre will operate limited opening hours:


  • The University Security Office will be staffed 24 hours a day as normal during the closure period and the telephone number is ext 5349.
  • If you have any enquiries, please go to the reception desk in the Library, which will be manned by Security 24 hours a day - ext 3853.
  • Emergencies: dial 666 for Security, 999 or 112 for Ambulance, Fire/Rescue services and Police.

Resident tutors in halls of residence

For students staying in University residences over the vacation, the Resident Tutors will be on duty over the Christmas period. This is mainly to deal with emergencies, but students are welcome to get in touch if they need advice or have any concerns. Please see your kitchen posters for the duty mobile numbers to call.


  • For Sports Café , Claverton Rooms, Level 1 Café, Parade Bar, Wessex Restaurant, 4 West Café: see the  Bars & Eateries Christmas opening hours page.
  • Costa Coffee
    –Tuesday 21 December closed for cleaning.
    -Wednesday 22 December and Thursday 23 December open 8.30am to 2.30pm.
    -Friday 24 December closed. Reopening on normal hours from Tuesday 4 January.
  • The Pitstop
    –Tuesday 21 December closed for cleaning.
    -Wednesday 22 December and Thursday 23 December open 8.30am to 2.30pm.
    -Friday 24 December closed. Reopening on normal hours from Tuesday 4 January.
  • Proper Pasty
    - Will operate the same opening hours as stated above for Pitstop.
  • The Plug Bar
    – Closed Saturday 18 December – Sunday 10 January.

Shops and banks on campus

Fresh & Fresh Oriental

  • Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December: 8.30am-5.30pm
  • Friday 24 December: 8.30am-3pm.
  • Closed 25 December to 3 January. Normal opening hours will recommence from Tuesday 4 January at 8.30am (11am Fresh Oriental).

Post Office

  • Will close 12.30pm on Friday 24 December and re-open with the rest of the University on Tuesday 4 January.
  • Information on last posting days is available from Royal Mail.
  • Royal Mail arrangements for Christmas and New Year collections and deliveries.

Student Centre Shop

  • Monday 20 December to Thursday 23 December: 8.30am-5.30pm
  • Friday 24 December: 8.30am to 3pm
  • Closed 25 December to 3 January. Normal opening hours will recommence from Tuesday 4 January at 8.30am.

STA Travel shop

  • STA travel will close on Friday 24 January at 4pm.
  • Normal hours (10am – 6pm) will resume on 4 January and from the New Year onwards the store will also operate these opening times on a Saturday.
  • For more details about STA opening times.

Blackwell Bookshop

  • The seasonal Blackwell book shop will close for Christmas on Friday 17 December and will re-open for business on Monday 7 February.

Banks on campus

  • Natwest closes Friday 17 December at 2.30pm until Tuesday 4 January.
  • Barclays closes 2pm on Friday 24 December until Friday 7 January.
  • Santander closes Tuesday 21 December until Friday 7 January.

Sports facilities – STV

  • 24 December Closes early 2pm.
  • 25- 28 December Closed. 
  • 29 December – 31 December: 9am – 4pm.
  • 1 January 2011 – 3 January: Closed.
  • Normal opening hours resume on 4 January.

For more details about STV Christmas opening hours

Medical Centre

The University Medical Centre will be open throughout the holidays, closing only on:

Saturday 25 December
Monday 27 December
Tuesday 28 December
Saturday 1 January
Monday 3 January

If you need medical assistance on these dates phone 01225 386655.

Dental Emergencies

The Dental Centre will be open at the following times over Christmas and the New Year for dental emergencies and routine enquiries:

24 December: 9-11am
25-28 December: Closed
29-31 December 9am-11am
1-3 January: Closed
4 January: Open as usual

If you have a dental emergency when the surgery is closed, please call the NHS dental helpline on 08451 206680

On 25, 26, 27, 28 December and 1, 2 and 3 January if you are a patient of the practice and have an emergency between the hours of 9am to 5pm please call the surgery on 01225 386065 and listen to the advice on the answer phone.


Information on Christmas and New Year opening times will be placed on the Library’s opening hours page.

The Self Access Language Centre

The Self Access Language Centre would like to advertise their services to any staff or students in Bath over the Christmas period please see their Christmas & New Year opening times.

Student Support

The Student Services Centre and the Advice and Representation Centre will be open until 1pm on Friday 24 December and will recommence normal hours with the rest of the University Tuesday 4 January.

International Students – Staying in Bath over Christmas?

The last appointments with International Student Advisers before Christmas will be on Thursday 23 December, and should be booked through the Student Services Centre (See above).

On your own on Christmas Day? – Bath Open Christmas provides Christmas dinner and company to anyone who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day. It takes place at Kingswood School on Lansdown Road. For more details and to book visit the Open Christmas website or contact the International Office.

Chaplaincy Centre

Open throughout the holiday from 9am to 6pm but there will be no chaplains on duty. Students are welcome to use the Centre – please tidy up when you leave.


Will close on Thursday 23 December at 5.00pm and re-open on Tuesday 4 January at 9.30am

Department of Estates – maintenance requests

  • Over the holiday period emergency repairs or problems should be communicated to Security (see Related Links).
  • All normal, non-urgent requests can be submitted electronically to the Department by clicking on the green button on the Estates homepage; these will be processed on Tuesday 4 January when the department re-opens.
  • Urgent issues should be reported to security (as outlined above).
  • Estates would like to remind everyone about taking energy saving measures over the holidays.

Imaging, Design & Print Services

  • Closing early at 12 noon on Friday 17 December and Friday 24 December.
  • Reopens at 9am on Tuesday 4 January.

December Pay Day

The payroll credit transfer date is Wednesday 22 December.

Send free Christmas e-cards

Students and staff can send free Christmas e-cards to their family and friends (Login required)


  • There are no bus services on 25 and 26 December.  See  Wessex Connect (pdf) and  First websites for more details.
  • National Express will operate reduced services on 24 and 26 December. There will be no service on 25 December. Visit their website for further information.

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