Christmas Opening and Bank Holiday Dates

Christmas Opening and Bank Holiday Dates

Public and Statutory Holidays

The following Public and Statutory Holidays will apply in 2017 and 2018:

 20172018
New Year’s Day 1 January 2017 1 January 2018
Good Friday 14 April 2017 30 March 2018
Easter Monday 17 April 2017 2 April 2018
Early May bank holiday 1 May 2017 7 May 2018
Spring bank holiday 29 May 2017 28 May 2018
Summer bank holiday 28 August 2017 27 August 2018
Christmas Day holiday 25 December 2017 25 December 2018
Boxing Day holiday 26 December 2017 26 December 2018

  Periods of Reduced Service due to Christmas New Year

Christmas Opening Times

Please note: The Library and Information Centre and Bay Library opening hours are separate and details can be found here.

It has been agreed that the University will operate a reduced service for the Christmas period from 5.00pm, Friday 22 December 2017, resuming full service at 8.00am, Tuesday 2 January 2018.


Christmas Period Annual Leave Required Days

In view of the timing of the above Christmas period or reduced service, the following arrangements will be made with regard to the allocation of the six “Other days” element of staff’s 2017 leave entitlement, with full time staff being required to take the following:

  • Wednesday, 27 December 2017
  • Thursday, 28 December 2017
  • Friday, 29 December 2017

Part time staff being required to take appropriate leave on a pro-rata basis.


Catering Department (52 week employees only)

As stated above, with the remaining three days to be taken by arrangement with the Catering Manager before the end of the Spring Term.

Halls of Residence, Estates – Cleaners, Security Staff and Porters Working Night Shifts & All Other Estates Employees
As stated above, the remaining three days at the discretion of the Director of Residential Services.

Night cleaning staff
Other days to be taken by arrangement with the Director of Estates.

Sports Centre Attendants
To be notified separately.

ISS Staff
Due to the different opening hours, ISS operate local leave booking arrangements.  Please refer to your line manager with regards to leave during the Christmas period.