Holiday opening hours

The University is closed from 5pm on Monday 23 December 2019 and will reopen on Thursday 2 January 2020. Check with your school for more details. 

Student Services Centre (Ziff building)

The centre will re-open after the bank holiday at 11am on Thursday 2 January. During this time, this website can help you with any queries you may have.

Leeds University Union
Your Students’ Union  will close on Monday 23 December 2019 and will reopen on Thursday 2 January 2020. Some bars, shops and cafes will have reduced opening hours. Contact the Union Helpdesk on 0113 380 1400.

University of Leeds Libraries
Our university libraries will close at 5pm on Friday 23 December. Laidlaw will reopen at 8am on Thursday 2 January 2020.

Don't forget you can access interactive online resources via the library webpages.

University of Leeds computer clusters
24 hour IT clusters can be accessed throughout the holidays using a security keypad. 

University sports facilities
University sports facilities can be accessed over the holidays, but may have reduced opening hours. 

Cafes and Refectory 
Find out what the cafes on campus opening hours are over the next few weeks on campus.

Help and support 

Leeds University Union help and support 
If you need help or advice, visit the Help and Support team in the Leeds University Union foyer. They offer a range of services, including drop-in sessions, appointments, phone calls, email communication and Skype meetings.

Universities’ Chaplaincy in Leeds, Emmanuel Centre
The Chaplaincy run weekly social and prayer services and can offer help finding church services in the community.
 If you need to contact a chaplain for faith or pastoral support, you can email or call on 0113 3435071.
If you are in crisis and need Chaplaincy support out of hours, or in the holidays, call 07780 613 862. 

University Security Services
If you have any problems when the University is closed, you can contact the Security Office, which is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
175 Woodhouse Lane
General Enquiries 0113 343 5494
Emergencies Only 0113 343 2222

Feeling at Home in Leeds Online Guides
Whether you’ve recently arrived in Leeds, or been here for some time, these interactive guides can help you make the most of all aspects of University life. Take some time during the break to explore the student stories and activities in the guide, which will help you reflect on your experiences in Leeds so far and think about your future goals. 
For more information on our Easter edition of the Feeling at Home in Leeds group workshop, see the events listings.

Big White Wall 
This supportive online community offers 24 hour support every day of the year. Trained counsellors are online at all times, as well as a range of helpful resources. Go to and sign up with your University email.

Samaritans offer 24-hour emotional support to anyone in need of someone to talk to. 

Telephone 116 123 or 0113 245 6789