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University Opening Times for Christmas Period

Christmas is fast approaching so we thought it'd be good to provide you with a roundup of services that will be available to you during the Christmas period.

The university officially closes at 5.00pm on Tuesday 24 December and will re-open at 6.00am on Thursday 2 January 2020.

The Faith Centre will open its social space during the Christmas break at the following times:

  • Wednesday 25th December: 12-4pm  
  • Thursday 26th December 12-4pm  
  • Friday 27th December 12-2pm  

There will be food, games, table tennis, crafts and plenty of cheer! 

The Muslim prayer facilities on the ground floor will be open as usual throughout the festive period. 

The Library will be open 24 hours a day except for:

  • December 24th - open until 5pm
  • December 25th - closed
  • December 26th - open from 10am
  • December 31st - open until 5pm
  • January 1st - open from 10am

Sports Centre will close for the Christmas Period at 2.00pm (last Entry of 12pm for customers) on Tuesday 24th December and re-open again on Thursday 2nd January at 7.00am.


Opening times for Atmosphere are as follows:

Atmosphere bar will close on Friday 13th with planned reopening on the 27th Jan

The café will close on Friday 20th and will reopen on 6th Jan 2020


  • Live music 6th December
  • Festive/ election special  quiz 9th December
  • Festive bandiokie – 12th December
  • End of term party- 13th December
  • Festive food and drinks menu available throughout  

Christmas opening times for Salfood restaurants can be found here.

More Events and Trips:


If you require urgent support over the Christmas period there are other support options available so that you can speak to someone. 

Please have a look at our crisis information where you can see all the avenues of support open to you.