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What’s open (and closed) 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 Atrium (Careers, IPO and Student Support and Advice) is closed from 20 December – 6 January,  with the week before and after running at reduced hours from 10am-4pm. Normal hours will resume on 13 January. 

The Main Library is open from 8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm on weekends from Saturday 14 December until Monday 23 December.

It will close on Tuesday 24 December until Thursday 2 January.

From 2 January until Sunday 5 January, it will be open from 8am – 12am on weekdays, and 9am to 5pm on weekends. After this, it will be open from 8am – 2am on weekdays and 9am – 2am on weekends until Friday 24 January.

The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons will close at 9pm from Monday 16 December onwards, 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 will close on Friday 20 December at 4pm, and re-open on 2 January 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 Big White Wall.

From Tuesday 24 December, 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.

The Armitage Centre and Sugden Sports Centre will be closed from 23rd December – 1st January, reopening with normal hours from the 2nd. 

The Aquatics Centre is open 6.30am-2pm on Christmas Eve, and closed for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. It’s then open 7am-6pm from the 27 – 30 December, and open at reduced hours from 8am-2pm on the 31st. It’s closed on New Year’s Day, then back to normal hours from the 2 January. 

Staying in halls over the vacation period? If in an emergency, you can contact 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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