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.
In recognition of the exceptional hard work from colleagues during what continues to be a challenging year, all staff are entitled to an additional day of paid annual leave on Thursday, 23 December 2021.
This is in addition to a further two closure days of paid annual leave over Easter 2021, which were Thursday 1 April 2021 and Tuesday, 6 April 2021.
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.
|New Year's Day||Friday, 1st January 2021|
|Easter Closure Day||Thursday 1st April 2021|
|Good Friday||Friday, 2nd April 2021|
|Easter Monday||Monday, 5th April 2021|
|Easter Closure Day||Tuesday 6th April 2021|
|Early May Bank Holiday||Monday, 3rd May 2021|
|Spring Bank Holiday||Monday, 31st May 2021|
|Summer Bank Holiday||Monday, 30th August 2021|
|Christmas Closure Day||Thursday, 23rd December 2021|
|Christmas Closure Day||Friday, 24th December 2021|
|Christmas Day (substitute day)||Monday, 27th December 2021|
|Boxing Day (substitute day)||Tuesday, 28th December 2021|
|Christmas Closure Day||Wednesday, 29th December 2021|
|Christmas Closure Day||Thursday, 30th December 2021|
|Christmas Closure Day||Friday, 31st December 2021|
|New Years Day||Monday, 3rd January 2022|
|Good Friday||Friday, 15th April 2022|
|Easter Monday||Monday, 18th April 2022|
|Early May Bank Holiday||Monday, 2nd May 2022|
|Spring Bank Holiday||Thursday, 2nd June 2022|
|Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday||Friday, 3rd June 2022|
|Summer Bank Holiday||Monday, 29th August 2022|
|Christmas Closure Day||TBC|
|Christmas Day||Sunday, 25th December 2022|
|Boxing Day||Monday, 26th December 2022|
|Christmas Day Bank Holiday (substitute day)||Tuesday, 27th December 2022|
|Christmas Closure Days||TBC|