Eateries, Fresh Grocery, Fresh Express, Post Office

Opening times will be updated online.

The Plug

Closed from 9pm on Friday 20 December until 9am on Monday 6 January.

Santander Bank

16 December – 10 January: Closed

Barclays Bank

16 December: 9.30am - 12.30pm
17 and 18 December: Closed
19 December: 2pm - 5pm
20 December – 3 January: Closed


Sports Training Village

A full list of opening hours are available online.

The Edge

A full list of opening hours are available online.

Services for students

If you have any immediate concerns about a student’s health or welfare, please call Security on extension 666 or email

Health advice is available from the NHS 111 Service and confidential emotional support is available 24/7 from the Samaritans: 116 123 (free from mobiles).

The Students’ Union

Closed from 4pm Monday 23 December until Thursday 2 January.

Student Services

Student Services at The Roper Centre will be closed from 4.30pm on Monday 23 December until 9.30am on Thursday 2 January. The Wellbeing Service is still open.

The Wellbeing Service

The Wellbeing Service will be running drop-in sessions every day in The Roper Centre during the closure period. Student Services will also be hosting a number of events over the Christmas period. More information is available online.


Open daily over the entire Christmas vacation: 8.00am – 10.00pm

For students on campus, the Chaplaincy is organising an event on Christmas Eve, 24 December, 12.30pm - 1.15pm. A carol, a Christmas reading, and a candle and prayer for home – all are welcome to attend.

Academic Skills Centre

13 December - 5 January: Writing tutorials and drop-ins closed
Monday 6 January: Drop-ins re-open
Tuesday 7 January: Writing tutorials re-open

The Skills Centre reception will close at 5.00pm on Friday 20 December 2019 and reopen at 9.00am on Thursday 2 January 2020

Services on campus

University Medical Centre

24 December: Normal opening hours
25 – 26 December: Closed
27 – 31: Normal opening hours
1 January: Closed
2 January: Normal opening hours

University Dental Centre

Please note that this provision is only for existing patients of the practice. If you have a dental emergency and are not registered with a dentist, please call 111 for information.

Tuesday 24 December: 8.30am – 1pm (emergency only)
25 – 26 December: Closed
27, 30 and 31 December: 8.30am – 10.30am (emergency only)
1 January: Closed
2 January: Normal opening hours

If you have an emergency during our opening hours, please call us on 01225 386065.

If you have a dental emergency outside of our normal opening hours (evenings and weekends) or on a bank holiday, please dial 111 who will arrange provision if needed.

Mail Room & Student Parcel Office

23 December - 2 January: Closed

Computing Services/IT Shop

Friday 13 December: 9am-12pm
16 and 17 December: Normal opening hours
Wednesday 18 December: 10am-5pm
19 and 20 December: Normal opening hours
Monday 23 December: 9am-5pm
24 December - 1 January: Closed
Thursday 2 January: Normal opening hours

Please see the out-of-hours procedure for emergency issues.

Pall Mall

Closed from Monday 23 December and will re-open on Monday 6 January 2020.

Library Services

The Library building is open 24 hours a day, all year round. For staffing hours during the vacation, please visit the Library website.

Please note that there will be no staffed services from Tuesday 24 December until Wednesday 1 January. The building will be open for access to students and staff for study and access to self-service facilities as usual throughout this period.

Imaging, Design & Print Services

Friday 20 December: 9am-12pm
Monday 23 December: 10am-4pm
24 December - 1 January: Closed
2 and 3 January: 10am-4pm
6 January: Normal opening hours


Closed from 5.20pm on Monday 23 December and reopening at 8.00am on Thursday 2 January.

Routine maintenance faults can still be reported online but they will not be dealt with until the Department re-opens. In the event of an emergency, Security will assist.

Security Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Emergencies only: 666 (internal) 01225 383 999 (external)
Non-emergencies: 5349 (internal) 01225 385349 (external)

Quarry Road gates locked from the evening of Tuesday 24 December 2019 to Thursday 2 January 2020.