Staff news

Christmas closure

The University will close from 5pm on Friday 23 December 2011 to 9am on Wednesday 4 January 2012.

Generally, University buildings will close for this period and staff members are required to take leave, unless the Head of School or support service has made alternative arrangements.

Public holiday dates

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

  • 26 December 2011 (in lieu of Christmas Day)
  • 27 December 2011 (in lieu of Boxing Day)
  • 2 January 2012 (in lieu of New Year's Day)
  • 3 January 2012 (in lieu of 2 January)

The remaining three closure days will be taken from annual leave entitlement.

Three leave days

Staff take only three annual leave days over the closure period, instead of the usual four days, because of the way the dates fall.

Those functions providing a service during this general period of closure will publish their opening times separately and managers will notify staff members who are required to work, in the normal way.