Spring vacation opening hours and services

Find out which university services are open and where to get support.

University spring closure dates

The university will be closed from 5 pm Thursday 14 April 2022 to 9 am Wednesday 20 April 2022.

Spring vacation events

Read our student blog for lots of ideas about what to do in Bristol during the spring vacation.

Activities at the university

Read the Global Lounge blog to see what events are running at the university during the Spring break, or check our What's on page for more activities. 

Health and wellbeing support

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

Residential Life team

The Residential Life service will continue to operate 24/7 throughout the Spring vacation. Residential Life Advisors can be contacted via the normal Residential Life numbers and email addresses. Appointments are available seven days a week via phone, MS Teams or face to face.

The simplest way to contact us is by telephoning 0117 456 9860.

Self-help resources

If you are struggling or need help with something whilst you wait for further support, try our self-help resources to get information on how you can improve your wellbeing.

Students' Health Service opening times

The Students' Health Service will be closed from Friday 15 April and will re-open on Tuesday 19 April from 9 am to midday.  Normal opening hours will resume on Wednesday 20 April.  

If you need to access medical help or advice that cannot wait until the Service re-opens please call 0117 3302721 for details of on-call services. You can also dial 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk to speak to the NHS on call services.

For full details please visit the Students' Health Service webpage.

Student Services

Student Services will be closed from 5 pm Thursday 14 April 2022 until 9 am Wednesday 20 April 2022.

Libraries and study centres

To check the opening times for the libraries and study centres please see their spring vacation webpage. 

You can continue to access subject support and the 24/7 live chat service throughout the holiday period. 

IT Services support

While the University is closed, the IT 24-hour helpline will be available to deal with any IT queries or reports of problems with services. Call 0117 428 2100.

For details on how to access services and specialist software remotely, please see our IT advice for students working from home.  For general IT information, please visit our IT Services website.

The Student Laptop and Mobile Clinic are holding two sessions during the spring break: 

  • Friday 8 April
  • Wednesday 20 April
Please use the usual Laptop Clinic support form to book an appointment. 
 

Study Skills

If you are thinking about revision over the break you can access the Study Skills Revision planning and Revision techniques online courses for useful tips and advice.
 

Sport, Excercise and Health

Find out what facilities and programmes are available over the holidays on the Sport webpage or on the University of Bristol Sport App

Disability Services

Disability Services will be closed from 5 pm Thursday 14 April 2022 to 9 am Wednesday 20 April 2022.

Global Lounge

The Global Lounge will be hosting some fun events during the break. See their webpage for details and for opening hours.

Multifaith Chaplaincy

The chaplaincy will be closed from 4 April and will re-open on 25 April to offer a weekly programme of social events and activities as well as spiritual and pastoral support. 

For full details please visit the Multifaith Chaplaincy webpage.

Students' Union opening times

The SU will be closed from 5 pm Thursday 14 April until 9 am Wednesday 20 April 2022.

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