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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, 22 December 2023  

Wednesday, 27 December 2023 

Thursday, 28 December 2023 

Friday, 29 December 2023 

Christmas Day Bank Holiday

Monday, 25 December 2023

Boxing Day Bank Holiday

Tuesday, 26 December 2023

New Year's Day 

Monday, 1 January 2024 

University reopens following Christmas and New Year leave 

Tuesday, 2 January 2024 

Good Friday 

Friday, 29 March 2024 

Easter Monday 

Monday, 1 April 2024 

Early Bank Holiday 

Monday, 6 May 2024 

Spring Bank Holiday 

Monday, 27 May 2024 

Summer Bank Holiday 

Monday, 26 August 2024 



Christmas closure days  TBC 
Christmas Day Bank Holiday Wednesday, 25 December 2024 
Boxing Day Bank Holiday  Thursday, 26 December 2024 
New Year's Day  Wednesday, 1 January 2025