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Bank holidays and closure days


The University closes for 4 days over the Christmas period and all staff are given this time off with pay in addition to normal annual leave. The closure days vary each year. 

All staff are also given paid time off on the 8 bank holidays in addition to normal annual leave. 

For Support staff who are required to work on either a closure day or a bank holiday, the pay/time off in lieu arrangements are set out in the Terms & Conditions of Employment.

The entitlement to both bank holidays and closure days is pro rata to your contracted hours, irrespective of which days of the week you work, (e.g.) if you work 50% of the full-time hours, you will be entitled to 50% of the bank holidays and closure days. Please see the annual leave section to find out how to calculate this.


Closure day Tuesday, 2 January 2018
Good Friday, Bank Holiday Friday, 30 March 2018
Easter Monday, Bank Holiday Monday, 2 April 2018
May Bank Holiday Monday, 7 May 2018
Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 28 May 2018
Summer Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August 2018
Closure Day Monday, 24 December 2018
Christmas Day, Bank Holiday Tuesday, 25 December 2018
Boxing Day, Bank Holiday Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Closure Day Thursday, 27 December 2018
Closure Day Friday, 28 December 2018
Closure Day Monday, 31 December 2018
New Year's Day, Bank Holiday Tuesday, 1 January 2019