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What’s open across campus over Christmas?

If you’re staying on campus over the Christmas break, or coming back early to get started on revision, make sure you know which services will be available to you.

The Students’ Union will be closed from 21 December and reopens on 2 January. For a full list of opening hours in the run up to Christmas and to see what’s on, visit their website.

The Atrium (Careers, IPO and Student Support and Advice) is closed from 18 December – 1 January. Between 2 – 11 January they will be open from 10-4pm and after that will resume to normal opening hours of 9-5pm.

The Main Library is open from 8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm on weekends from Saturday 16 December until 23 December.

It will close on Monday 24 December until Wednesday 2 January. After this, it will be open from 8am – 2am on weekdays and 9am – 2am on weekends until Friday 25 January.

The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons will close at 9pm on Sunday 16 December and will then be open 9am – 9pm from Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm on weekends.

It will be closed on 25 and 26 December, and will be staffed by security only on 24 December. 24hr opening will recommence at 9am on Wednesday 2 January.

A list of opening dates for other libraries is available on the Library website.

The Counselling Service is closed from 4pm on the 21 December and will re-open on the 2 January as normal at 9am.

If you need help in a crisis, there are lots of services available which you can access – whether that’s in an emergency or when you may need to talk to someone (either in person or on the phone).

There are also online out of hours help, such as the Silvercloud and the relaxation audio downloads.

IT Help and support: During the Christmas break, the IT Support Centre will not be available to answer any requests submitted by web or via email until the University re-opens on Wednesday 2 January.

The telephone support line and self-service help will be available throughout the break, 24 hours a day, so you can look up information or call for help at any time of the day.

Food on campus:  Cafés and restaurants around campus will be closing for the Christmas break. You can find their Christmas opening hours on their website.

Sport: The Sugden Sports Centre closes on 22 December and re-opens on 2 January as normal.

The Armitage Centre closes on 22 December and re-opens on 2 January as normal.

Check the The Aquatics Centre website for more details on their opening hours and timetable.

Here over the break? Take a look at our top things to do over the Christmas break article.

Staying In halls over the vacation period? If so, you can contact, in an emergency, the Fallowfield Central Reception on 0161 306 9900.  Alternatively, you can contact your hall ResLife team – click here for the details.

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