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What’s open on campus over Easter

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If you’re staying on campus over the Easter break, this could be a great time to get started on revision and to catch-up on all the assignments you have to do, as campus is a little quieter. 

With that in mind, here’s a full list of what’s open (and closed) over Easter to help you plan your time.


The Main Library will be open from 8am to 8pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends until 28 April. It will also be closed Friday 19 April to Tuesday 23 April.

The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons will stay open 24/7 until over the Easter break. Slightly shorter hours will be implemented over the Easter weekend:

  • Friday 19 April: 9am to 9pm
  • Saturday 20 April: 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 21 April: 9am to 5pm
  • Monday 22 April: 9am to 9pm

A list of opening dates for other libraries and computer clusters throughout the campus is available on the Library’s website.

The Atrium

If you’d like a more relaxed environment to catch up on your work, or if you’d like to use the Careers Service, The Atrium on the first floor of University Place will be open from 10-4pm over the vacation excluding bank holidays.


The Armitage Centre and The Sugden Sports Centre will be open as usual except from Good Friday (19 April) and Easter Monday (22 April).

The Aquatics Centre will be open with their normal hours throughout the break but will have reduced hours on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Check their website for details.

Student Support

If you feel like you’d need some support and advice on issues affecting your student life, the Student Support hotline (0161 275 3033/3781) will be open during the break from 10-4pm on weekdays.

Counselling Service

The Counselling Service offers one to one appointments with a counsellor if you need someone to speak to about whatever is causing you difficulty. This will be available as always from 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays. Check their website for more information or phone them on 0161 275 2864.

Food On Campus

Some of the cafés and restaurants around campus will be operating shorter opening hours or closing for the Easter break. You can find their Easter opening hours on their website. Here are some of the cafe’s open during the break:

  • Greenhouse (George Kenyon Hall) : 8am-3pm
  • Potato Shack/Veggie Place (University Place) : 8am-3pm
  • Cafe North (Barnes Wallis Hub) : 8.30am-3.30pm

Please note all Food on Campus outlets will be closed over the Easter weekend, and Vasaio (Simon Building) will be permanently closed from Wednesday 3 April.

IT Services

During the Easter break, IT Services will not be answering any requests submitted by web or via email between 5pm Thursday 18 April and 8am Tuesday 23 April.

However, the telephone support line and Knowledge Base are available throughout the break, 24 hours a day.

The Students’ Union

The Students’ Union open times will vary depending on the gigs and events taking place. Check the website for open times on specific days.

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