Bank holidays and closure days
The University closes for 4 days over the Christmas period and all staff are given this time off with pay in addition to normal annual leave. The closure days vary each year. All staff are also given paid time off on the 8 bank holidays in addition to normal annual leave. For Support Staff who are required to work on either a closure day or a bank holiday, the pay/time off in lieu arrangements are set out in the Terms & Conditions of Employment.
In recognition of the exceptional hard work from colleagues during what has been a challenging year, the University Christmas closure period will be extended this year to include Monday 21 December, Tuesday 22 December and Wednesday 23 December 2020.
The entitlement to both Bank Holidays and closure days is pro rata to your contracted hours, irrespective of which days of the week you work, (e.g.) if you work 50% of the full-time hours, you will be entitled to 50% of the bank holidays and closure days. Please see the annual leave section to find out how to calculate this.
|New Year's Day||Wednesday, 1 January 2020|
|Good Friday||Friday, 10th April 2020|
|Easter Monday||Monday, 13th April 2020|
|Early May Bank Holiday||Friday, 8th May 2020|
|Spring Bank Holiday||Monday 25th May 2020|
|Summer Bank Holiday||Monday, 31st August 2020|
|Christmas Closure Day||Monday, 21st December 2020|
|Christmas Closure Day||Tuesday, 22nd December 2020|
|Christmas Closure Day||Wednesday, 23rd December 2020|
|Christmas Closure Day||Thursday, 24th December 2020|
|Christmas Day||Friday, 25th December 2020|
|Boxing Day (subsitute day)||Monday, 28th December 2020|
|Christmas Closure Day||Tuesday, 29th December 2020|
|Christmas Closure Day||Wednesday, 30th December 2020|
|Christmas Closure Day||Thursday, 31st December 2020|