Closed days and public holidays

The University closes for 15 days in each academic year, ie from 1 October to the following 30 September. Eight of these days are public holidays: the Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day holidays; Good Friday and Easter Monday; May Day; Whit Monday; August Bank Holiday Monday.

The other seven days are set in advance by the University Council, and will normally include: days which would otherwise be working days between Christmas and New Year; and the Tuesday and Wednesday after Easter.

Please note that the May Day Bank Holiday in 2020 will be observed on Friday 8 May 2020 in recognition of VE Day and not on 4 May as previously announced

University Closed days (CD) and Bank Holidays (BH)

2019

Tuesday 1 January (New Year’s Day BH)

Wednesday 2 January (CD)

Friday 19 April (Good Friday BH)

Monday 22 April (Easter Monday BH)

Tuesday 23 April (CD)

Wednesday 24 April (CD)

Monday 6 May (May BH)

Monday 27 May (Spring BH)

Monday 26 August (August BH)

Monday 23 December (CD)

Tuesday 24 December (CD)

Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day BH)

Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day BH)

Friday 27 December (CD)

Monday 30 December (CD)

Tuesday 31 December (CD)

2020

Wednesday 1 January (New Year’s Day BH)

Friday 10 April (Good Friday BH)

Monday 13 April (Easter Monday BH)

Tuesday 14 April (CD)

Wednesday 15 April (CD)

Friday 8 May (May BH/ VE Day: see note above)

Monday 25 May (Spring BH)

Monday 31 August (August BH)

Wednesday 23 December (CD)

Thursday 24 December (CD)

Friday 25 December (Christmas Day BH)

Monday 28 December (Boxing Day BH – transferred from Sat 26 Dec)

Tuesday 29 December (CD)

Wednesday 30 December (CD)

Thursday 31 December (CD)

2021

Friday 1 January (New Year’s Day BH)

Friday 2 April (Good Friday BH)

Monday 5 April (Easter Monday BH)

Tuesday 6 April (CD)

Wednesday 7 April (CD)

Monday 3 May (May BH)

Monday 31 May (Spring BH)

Monday 30 August (August BH)

Thursday 23 December (CD)

Friday 24 December (CD)

Monday 27 December (Christmas Day BH - transferred from Sat 25 December)

Tuesday 28 December (Boxing Day BH – transferred from Sun 26 December)

Wednesday 29 December (CD)

Thursday 30 December (CD)

Friday 31 December (CD)

2022

Monday 3 January (New Year’s Day BH – transferred from Sat 1 January)

Friday 15 April (Good Friday BH)

Monday 18 April (Easter Monday BH)

Tuesday 19 April (CD)

Wednesday 20 April (CD)

Monday 2 May (May BH)

Monday 30 May (Spring BH)

Monday 29 August (August BH)

Thursday 22 December (CD)

Friday 23 December (CD)

Monday 26 December (Christmas Day BH - transferred from Sun 25 December)

Tuesday 27 December (Boxing Day BH – transferred from Mon 26 December)

Wednesday 28 December (CD)

Thursday 29 December (CD)

Friday 30 December (CD)

2023

Monday 2 January (New Year’s Day BH – transferred from Sun 1 January)