Christmas 2011 opening times

The University will close for Christmas at 1pm on Friday 23 December 2011 and will resume normal working on Tuesday 3 January 2012.

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

Last internal collections of post 

Please note that there will be no more collections by the Department of Estates before the Christmas holidays after 11am on Friday 23 December 2011. Normal post routine will resume on Tuesday 3 January 2012.


  • 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.
  • Carry your Uni library card! - If you work in a building that is access-restricted outside normal office hours, the doors will be set to 'card access only' while the Uni is closed for Christmas, so you'll need your card to gain entry.

Student Accommodation

  • The East, West and City Accommodation Centres will be closed from 1pm on Friday 23 December until 9am on Tuesday 3 January 2012.

Resident tutors in halls of residence

  • For students staying in University residences over the vacation, Resident Tutors will be on duty over the Christmas period from 6.15pm on 23 December 2011 until 8.15am on 3 January 2012. 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.
  • All normal Resident Tutor numbers are available here.


Christmas lunches are available in four eateries on campus in the lead up to Christmas.

Christmas Opening Times:

Monday 19 December :  8am-5pm
Tuesday 20 December :  8am-5pm
Wednesday 21 December :  8am-5pm
Thursday 22 December :  8am-5pm
Friday 23 December :  8am-1pm
Saturday 24 December until Monday 2nd January: closed
Tuesday 3 January until Friday 13 January: 8am-5pm

Saturday 24 December : 8am-2pm
Sunday 25 December until Monday 2 January: closed

Monday 19 December until Friday 23 December: noon-3pm
Saturday 24 December until Monday 2 January: closed
Wednesday 4 / Thursday 5 January: noon-6pm
Friday 6 January: noon-8pm
Saturday 7 / Sunday 8 January: noon-10pm
Week commencing Monday 9 January: noon-11pm

Closed from Monday 19 December to Friday 6 January 

Friday 23 December : Deli bar only open between 9am - 1pm
Saturday 24 December until Monday 2 January: closed

Friday 23 December until Friday 6 January: closed

  • Pitstop / Costa / Proper Pasty

Monday 19 December - Monday 2nd January : All closed
Tuesday 3 January - Costa : 8am-4pm; Pitstop/Proper Pasty : Closed
Wednesday 4 - Friday 6 January Costa : 8am-4pm; Pitstop : 8.30am-4pm; Proper Pasty :Closed
Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 January : All closed

Shops & banks on campus

  • Fresh

    Monday 19 - Thursday 22 December : 7.30am-7pm
    Friday 23 December : 7.30am-5pm
    Saturday 24 December - Monday 2 January : Closed
    Tuesday 3 - Friday 6 January : 7.30am-7pm
    Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 January : 9am-4pm
  • Fresh Express (Student Centre)

    Monday 19 - Thursday 22 December 8.30am-5.30pm
    Friday 23 December : 8.30am-4pm
    Saturday 24 December - Monday 2 January : Closed
    Tuesday 3 - Friday 6 January : 8.30am-5.30pm
    Saturday 7 January 10am-4pm
    Sunday 8 January : Closed
  • Fresh Oriental� 

    Monday 19 - Friday 23 December : 11am-4pm
    Saturday 24 December - Monday 2 January : Closed
    Tuesday 3 - Friday 6 January : 11am-4pm

Post Office

  • Closes 1pm on Friday 23 December and re-opens on Tuesday 3 January 
  • May close for lunch during Student Vacation 
  • Last day of posting
    • 1st class - Tuesday 20 December 
    • 2nd class - Saturday 17 December

STA Travel Shop

  • Open as usual until Friday 23 December
  • Reopens Tuesday 3 January (Open 10am-6pm, Monday-Saturday) 

Banks on campus

  • Santander closes Wednesday 21 December until Sunday 8 January. (Also closed on Friday 16 December)
  • Barclays
    • Closed : 24-27 December
      Open : 28-30 December (10am-3pm)
      Closed : 31 December-2 January
      Reopens : Tuesday 3 January (10am-3pm)

Student Support

  • The Student Services Centre will be open until 4.30pm on Thursday 22 December and will recommence normal hours Tuesday 3 January.
  • The Advice & Representation Centre in the Students’ Union will be open until 1pm on Friday 23 December. (During the student vacation, when the Uni is open, the Centre's opening hours are 10am-4pm weekdays.) More details
  • The self referral listening@bath mailbox will NOT be responded to during the period when the University is officially closed.
  • Students requiring counselling or mental health support should go to the University Medical Centre or to their local medical centre GP.

International Students

  • The International Student Advice Team will hold their last drop-in session on Monday 19 December 10am-12.45pm.
  • Returned visas can be collected until Wednesday 21 December 4.30pm, after which there will be no International Student Advisers available until Tuesday 3 January.
  • 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.

Medical Centre

  • Closed Saturday 24 December-Monday 2 January
  • If you need medical assistance on these dates phone 01225 386655

Dental Centre

  • Friday 23 December: open 9-11am
  • 28-30 December: open 9-11am
  • If you have a dental emergency on a Public Holiday or are not a patient of the practice, dental advice and emergency appointments can be accessed via the NHS emergency number: 0845 1206680


The Self Access Language Centre (SALC)

  • Normal opening hours (9.30am-9pm Monday to Friday, noon to 7pm Saturday & Sunday) until Sunday 18 December.
  • 19-24 December : open noon-6pm
  • 25 & 26 December : closed
  • 27-30 December : open noon-6pm
  • 31 December & 1 January : closed
  • Normal opening hours resume on Monday 2 January 2011
  • More details

Sports facilities – STV

  • Keep fit this Christmas with the Team Bath fitness classes: 19 December until 31 December 2011
  • 24 December : reduced opening hours: 9am-4pm
  • Christmas & Boxing day : closed
  • 27-31 December : reduced opening hours : 9am-4pm
  • 1 & 2 January: closed
  • Normal opening hours resume on 3 January.
  • 50m Swimming Pool - December timetable & Christmas opening hours
  • The Founders Hall and Squash Courts - close 4pm on Friday 23 December and reopen 7am on Tuesday 3 January 2012
  • More details


  • Closes Thursday 22 December at 5pm
  • Re-opens Tuesday 3 January at 9.30am.

December Pay Day

  • The payroll credit transfer date is Thursday 22 December.

Christmas (e-)cards

  • Students and staff can send free Christmas e-cards to their family and friends.
  • Cards are on sale to students and staff from Imaging, Design & Print Services, 8 West Room 1.35, costing 45p each (envelopes are 8p each).

Estates – maintenance requests

  • 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 3 January when the department re-opens.
  • Urgent issues & emergency repairs 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 noon on Friday 16 December and Friday 23 December.
  • Reopens at 9am on Tuesday 3 January.

Public Transport

  • There are no bus services on 25 and 26 December.  See the First website 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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