Opening times for the campus food and retail outlets over the next month (Fresh, Post Office, The Market, 4W Cafe, Sports Cafe, Parade, Fountain Canteen, lime tree, Pitstop, Claverton Rooms, Pavilion Cafe).

The Plug

The Plug is closed from 10pm on Friday 15 December and will reopen on 8 January for the start of revision week.


Sports Training Village

View the STV holiday opening hours.

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

SU Advice will close at lunchtime on Wednesday December 20 and reopen on Tuesday 2 January.

All other SU Departments will be closed from Wednesday 20 December until Tuesday 2 January.

Student Support

The Helpdesk at The Roper Centre will be closed from 5pm on 21 December until 9am on 2 January.

The Wellbeing Service

Student Support Advice will be available throughout the vacation period each day from 9am to 5pm (on 25 December and 1 January 9am to 1pm). Email to speak to an adviser.

Be Well - Talk Now provides free confidential advice and support to you wherever you are in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 0808 196 8046 from within the UK, or call +44 3 307771499 from outside the UK.

You can also access urgent support. If you have an emergency, ring 999 or University Security 01225 383 999 if you are on campus or in University accommodation. Security are available 24 hours a day.

External support is also available including the Samaritans, who can be contacted on 116 123.


The Chaplaincy will be open from 8am to 10pm every day during Christmas and New Year.

For urgent support over the Christmas and New Year period, University Chaplain Nigel Rawlinson can be contacted by email on 28 and 29 December at and Chaplain Karen Turner can be contacted by email on 26 and 27 December –

Nigel Rawlinson will also be in Bath Abbey on Christmas Day attending the 11.30am service and will be preaching in Bath Abbey on Sunday, 31 December at the 8am and 10.30am services.

Skills Centre

The Skills Centre is closed from Friday 22 December 2023 until Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Digital and Academic Skills support:

  • bookable 1-1 academic writing support tutorials are closed from Friday 15 December 2023 and resume on Monday 15th January 2024
  • academic skills drop-in support recommences on 5 February 2024
  • skills Enrichment workshops recommence from 5 February 2024

You can also access various online resources and blogs over the winter break to help you prepare for your exams and other study needs.

The Mathematics Resources Centre (MASH) is closed from Thursday 21 December until Tuesday 2 January.

Our exam support is as follows:

  • the final drop-in and call backs (online drop-in equivalent) are on Thursday 14 December.
  • the final statistics appointments are on Friday 15 December
  • statistics appointments restart on Friday 5 January
  • drop-in and call backs restart on Monday 8 January
  • everything then runs throughout revision and exams

Access our online resources.

Services on campus

University Medical Centre

The Practice will be operating normal business hours, excluding the three bank holidays - Monday 25 December, Tuesday 26 December and Monday 2 January - when they will be closed.

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.

View the opening hours

If you have an emergency during our opening hours, please call us on 01225 333931. 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

Closed from Friday 22 December.

Normal hours resume on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Computing Services/ IT Purchasing (ITP)

Closed from 22 December, reopening 3 January.

Library Services

The Library building is open to University of Bath students and staff 24 hours a day, all year round including all national and University holidays though staffed services will vary.

There will be no staffed services during the Christmas and New Year vacation period from Friday 22 December to 1 January 2024.

Closed from 12pm Thursday 21 December until 9am Tuesday 2 January.

Campus Infrastructure

Closed from Thursday 21 December at 16:20 and will be open again on Tuesday 2 January at 08:00.

Routine faults can still be reported via the online reporting system found on the departments' web pages, but they will not be dealt with until the department reopens. In the event of an urgent maintenance request or emergency during this time, please call Security.

Security are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For students on campus or based in the city requiring maintenance assistance, please contact Security +44(0)1225 385349.

The West Accommodation Centre will be closed from 21 December 2023 to 2 January 2024. The The City Accommodation Centre at Green Park House will be closed from 22 December 2023 to 2 January 2024.

If you are staying in your accommodation over Winter Break and need support during this time, please contact Security +44(0)1225 385349.

The Virgil Building will be closed from 22 December to 26 December and then open again from 27 December to 29 December, from 10am to 7pm. It will be closed from 30 December to 2 January, after which normal opening times will resume.

Emergencies only: 666 (internal) 01225 383 999 (external) Non-emergencies: 5349 (internal) 01225 385349 (external).

Quarry Road gates will remain open over the Holiday period.


U1 and U2

There are changes to services between Sunday 17 December and Saturday 6 January 2024 (inclusive).


  • Normal service will run until Friday 22 December

  • There will be no service between 23 December and 1 January

  • Normal service will resume from Tuesday 2nd January

First Bus

Please refer to the First Bus Christmas Timetable for changes to wider bus services over the festive period.