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Bank holidays and closure days


The University usually closes for four days over the Christmas period and all staff are given this time off with pay in addition to normal annual leave. The closure days vary each year. All staff are also given paid time off on the eight bank holidays in addition to normal annual leave. For Support Staff who are required to work on either a closure day or a bank holiday, the pay/time off in lieu arrangements are set out in the Terms & Conditions of Employment.

The entitlement to both Bank Holidays and closure days is pro rata to your contracted hours, irrespective of which days of the week you work, (e.g.) if you work 50% of the full-time hours, you will be entitled to 50% of the bank holidays and closure days. Please see the annual leave section to find out how to calculate this.


Christmas Closure Days

Wednesday, 28th December 2022

Thursday, 29th December 2022

Friday, 30th December 2022

New Year's Day Sunday, 1st January 2023
Substitute New Year's Day Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd January 2023
Good Friday Friday, 7th April 2023
Easter Monday Monday, 10th April 2023
Early Bank Holiday Monday, 1st May 2023
Bank Holiday for the Coronation Monday, 8th May 2023

Spring Bank Holiday

Monday, 29th May 2023
Summer Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August 2023
Christmas Closure Days TBC
Christmas Day Monday, 25th December 2023
Boxing Day Bank Holiday Tuesday, 26th December 2023
New Year's Day Monday, 1st January 2024

 University Reopens following Christmas and New Year Leave - Tuesday, 3rd January 2023