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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

Friday, 23 December 2022

Wednesday, 28 December 2022

Thursday, 29 December 2022

Friday, 30 December 2022

New Year's Day Sunday, 1 January 2023
Substitute New Year's Day Bank Holiday Monday, 2 January 2023
University reopens following Christmas and New Year leave  Tuesday, 3 January 2023
Good Friday Friday, 7 April 2023
Easter Monday Monday, 10 April 2023
Early Bank Holiday Monday, 1 May 2023

Bank Holiday for the Coronation (Additional Bank Holiday)

Monday, 8 May 2023

Spring Bank Holiday

Monday, 29 May 2023
Summer Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August 2023


Christmas closure days TBC
Christmas Day Monday, 25 December 2023
Boxing Day Bank Holiday Tuesday, 26 December 2023
New Year's Day Monday, 1 January 2024