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

2017

  • 2 January (public holiday - Monday)
  • 3 January (closed day - Tuesday)
  • 14 April (public holiday - Friday)
  • 17 April (public holiday - Monday)
  • 18 April (closed day - Tuesday)
  • 19 April (closed day - Wednesday)
  • 1 May (public holiday - Monday)
  • 29 May (public holiday - Monday)
  • 28 August (public holiday - Monday)
  • 25 December (public holiday - Monday)
  • 26 December (public holiday - Tuesday)
  • 27 December (closed day - Wednesday)
  • 28 December (closed day - Thursday)
  • 29 December (closed day - Friday)

2018

  • 1 January (public holiday - Monday)
  • 2 January (closed day - Tuesday)
  • 3 January (closed day - Wednesday)
  • 30 March (public holiday - Friday)
  • 2 April (public holiday - Monday)
  • 3 April (closed day - Tuesday)
  • 4 April (closed day - Wednesday)
  • 7 May (public holiday - Monday)
  • 28 May (public holiday - Monday)
  • 27 August (public holiday - Monday)
  • 24 December (closed day - Monday)
  • 25 December (public holiday - Tuesday)
  • 26 December (public holiday - Wednesday)
  • 27 December (closed day - Thursday)
  • 28 December (closed day - Friday)
  • 31 December (closed day - Monday)

2019

  • 1 January (public holiday - Tuesday)
  • 2 January (closed day - Wednesday)
  • 19 April (public holiday - Friday)
  • 22 April (public holiday - Monday)
  • 23 April (closed day - Tuesday)
  • 24 April (closed day - Wednesday)
  • 6 May (public holiday - Monday)
  • 27 May (public holiday - Monday)
  • 26 August (public holiday - Monday)
  • 23 December (closed day - Monday)
  • 24 December (closed day - Tuesday)
  • 25 December (public holiday - Wednesday)
  • 26 December (public holiday - Thursday)
  • 27 December (closed day - Friday)
  • 30 December (closed day - Monday)
  • 31 December (closed day - Tuesday)

2020

  •  1 January (public holiday - Wednesday)