Staff news

Christmas closure 2015

Staff are reminded that the University is to close from 5pm on Wednesday 23 December 2015 to 9am on Tuesday 5 January 2016.

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:

  • 25 December 2015 (Christmas Day)
  • 28 December 2015 (in lieu of Saturday 26 December 2015 Boxing Day)
  • 1 January 2016 (New Year's Day)
  • 4 January 2016 (in lieu of Saturday 2 January 2016, the day after New Year’s Day)

The remaining four closure days (24, 29, 30, and 31 December 2015) will be taken from annual leave entitlement.

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.