Services and support available over the Christmas holidays

During the Christmas holidays many University buildings and services are closed. Some are open but have holiday opening hours. Find out what is open and when.

The University is closed for Christmas from 5pm on Friday 21 December.
It re-opens on Thursday 3 January 2019.

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Buildings and services which are open for academic support and sport

Buildings and services open during the University's Christmas closure dates
DateArts and Social Sciences LibraryBeacon House Study CentreIndoor Sports Centre,swimming pool and Coombe Dingle 
Saturday 22 December Open 24 hours 7:30 am to 10 pm 8 am to 8 pm
Sunday 23 December Open until 22:00 7:30 am to 10 pm 8 am to 8 pm
Monday 24 December CLOSED 7:30 am to 10 pm CLOSED
Tuesday 25 December CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday 26 December CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday 27 December Open 24 hours 7:30 am to 10 pm 10 am to 6 pm
Friday 28 December Open 24 hours 7:30 am to 10 pm 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday 29 December Open 24 hours 7:30 am to 10 pm 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday 30 December Open 24 hours 7:30 am to 10 pm 10 am to 6 pm
Monday 31 December Open until 10 pm 7:30 am to 10 pm CLOSED
Tuesday 1 January CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday 2 January re-opens at 9 am. Returns to 24 hour service 7:30 am to 10 pm

8 am to 10 pm

NB: Swimming pool shut for essential maintenance between 2nd and 13 January 2019 (inclusive). Reopens 14 January 2019.

Closed buildings and services

Any buildings and services which are not included in this table are closed during the Christmas period.
This includes the Richmond Building, Senate House and the Accommodation Office.

Health and wellbeing: where to get help over the holidays

Help is available if you are feeling isolated or in need of support over this period.

Residential Student Support Centres

During the Christmas holidays our Residential Student Support Centres are open to all students whether you live in University residences or not. 

The service is open 24/7 to provide support and advice if you need it.  

Contact our Residential Student Support Centres

Students living in University accommodation should contact their local Student Support Centre in the normal way, details can be found in your accommodation guide. Any student not in University-allocated accommodation is welcome to contact the East Village Student Support Centre for support during the closure period:

Tel: +44 (0)117 428 3302
Visit our Residential Student Support Centre in the Hawthorns

We may be with another student at the time you contact us so may not be able to see you immediately. However, we will be able to take your call and help you as soon as we can.

Students' Health Service opening hours

Students' Health Service Christmas opening hours
DateTimesHelp available
Saturday 22 December 9 am to 12 noon pre-booked appointments only
All other times Tel: 111 to speak to NHS services
Sunday 23 December Closed Tel: 111 to speak to NHS services
Monday 24 December 8 am to 9 am Tel: 0797 644 2366 to speak to Doctor on call
9 am to 12 noon Same-day appointments. Tel: 0117 3302720 and select option 1
12 noon to 6.30 pm Tel: 0797 644 2366 to speak to Doctor on call
6.30 pm to 7.45 pm Pre-booked appointments only
At all other times Tel: 111 to speak to NHS services
Tuesday 25 December Closed Tel: 111 to speak to NHS services
Wednesday 26 December Closed Tel: 111 to speak to NHS services
Thursday 27 December 8 am to 9 am Tel: 0797 644 2366 to speak to Doctor on call
9 am to 12 noon Same-day appointments. Tel: 0117 3302720 and select option 1
12 noon to 6.30 pm Tel: 0797 644 2366 to speak to Doctor on call
6.30 pm to 7.45 pm Pre-booked appointments only
At all other times Tel: 111 to speak to NHS services
Friday 28 December 8 am to 9 noon Tel: 0797 644 2366 to speak to Doctor on call
9 am to 12 noon Same-day appointments. Tel: 0117 3302720 and select option 1
At all other times Tel: 111 to speak to NHS services
Saturday 29 December  9 am to 12 noon pre-booked appointments only
At all other times Tel: 111 to speak to NHS services
Sunday 30 December Closed Tel: 111 to speak to NHS services
Monday 31 December 8 am to 9 am Tel: 0797 644 2366 to speak to Doctor on call
9 am to 12 noon Same-day appointments. Tel: 0117 3302720 and select option 1
12 noon to 6.30 pm Tel: 0797 644 2366 to speak to Doctor on call
6.30 pm to 7.45 pm Pre-booked appointments only
At all other times Tel: 111 to speak to NHS services
Tuesday 1 January Closed Tel: 111 to speak to NHS services
Wednesday 2 January 8 am to 9 am  Tel: 0797 644 2366 to speak to Doctor on call
9 am to 12 noon Same-day appointments. Tel: 0117 3302720 and select option 1
At all other times Tel: 111 to speak to NHS services

From Thursday 3 January the Students' Health Service opening times will return to term-time opening hours. 

All other University services will be closed during this period. 

Other services which may offer support or advice

Information Point

The Senate House Information Point is open for queries until 5 pm Friday 21 December and reopens on Thursday 3 January 2019.  Drop-in service only.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is available 24/7 and provides an online mental health and wellbeing service offering an anonymous and safe peer support community

Self-help resources

Our self-help resources are full of information you can access and use immediately to help yourself, or while you wait for further support.

Support in Bristol

While you are studying with us, you are a member of Bristol's local community and can access a range of local city-wide agencies we work closely with.

Staying in Bristol this Christmas?

Join our Facebook group for students staying in Bristol over the Christmas break for details of events taking place during the University closure period. 

Christmas in the UK

Over the Christmas period many city facilities and services will be reduced. 

Make sure you are prepared for:

  • some shops to have reduced opening hours
  • travel services to run less often.  
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