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 2018 and 2019:

 20182019
New Year’s Day 1 January 2018 1 January 2019
Good Friday 30 March 2018 19 April 2019
Easter Monday 2 April 2018 22 April 2019
Early May Bank Holiday 7 May 2018 6 May 2019
Spring Bank Holiday 28 May 2018 27 May 2019
Summer Bank Holiday 27 August 2018 26 August 2019
Christmas Bank Holiday 25 December 2018 25 December 2019
Boxing Day Holiday 26 December 2018 26 December 2019

  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 21 December 2018, resuming full service at 8.00am, Wednesday 2 January 2019.


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 2018 leave entitlement, with full time staff being required to take the following:

  • Monday, 24 December 2018
  • Thursday, 27 December 2018
  • Friday, 28 December 2018
  • Monday, 31 December 2018

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.