Human Resources

Christmas closure 2017

Christmas closure period for 2017/18

The University is to close from 5pm on Friday 22 December 2017 to 9am on Wednesday 3 January 2018.

Generally, University buildings close for this period and staff are required to take leave, unless the Head of School / Support Department has made alternative arrangements.

Public holiday dates

The designated public holidays for all staff, other than those who are routinely required to work, will be:

  • Monday 25 December 2017 (Christmas Day)
  • Tuesday 26 December 2017 (Boxing Day)
  • Monday 1 January 2018 (New Year’s Day)
  • Tuesday 2 January 2018

Due to the pattern of the designated public holidays, three closure days (27, 28, and 29 December 2017) will need to be taken from individual annual leave entitlement for 2017.

Staff who wish to take additional leave immediately before or after the closure period should make their request to their manager in the normal way.

Those functions providing a service during this period of closure will publish their opening times separately.

Staff who are required to work will be notified by their manager, in the normal way.