Holiday opening hours and support

Find out more about support, activities and opportunities to connect with others and have fun during holidays!  

There is a bank holiday in August. 

Monday 26 August Summer bank holiday
Tuesday 27 August University Closed day 

Many businesses and services will either be closed or have amended hours on 26 August. 

Some core University services will be available during this time, but the majority of staff will return to work on Wednesday 28 August. 

Before making plans, or heading out, check holiday transport timetables/opening hours and buy food and other supplies in advance.

  • If you’re an international student on a visa who will be travelling abroad during the summer, check our out-of-term travel and immigration advice page for important information on documents you might be asked to show at border control.

In Leeds and looking for events and activities?

Explore the Student Welcome Team guide to find any out-of-term events taking place. Make sure you also check out the programme of activities on our Leeds and You pages and via LUU Engage – these will continue to be updated with new events and activities so make sure you keep checking back!

Looking for somewhere to study? 

Find out the opening hours for the other libraries on campus. You can also use Spacefinder to find alternative study spaces on campus, along with their opening hours.

Looking for somewhere to pray? 

Our quiet spaces, prayer facilities and faith-based support give you the chance to take a break, reflect, and connect with local faith communities. Some of the spaces are inside buildings that may be closed so do plan ahead.

Find out more about prayer spaces and faith based support

Support services 

Student Information Service


  • Will close on Bank holiday weekends

Student Information Points on campus

  • Will be closed on Bank holiday weekends

Emails received during the closure period will only be read and responded to once the Helpline re-opens.

Normally, email or call +44 (0)113 343 7000 (from outside of the UK) or 0800 915 0402 (from inside the UK). This is a freephone number, and you won’t be charged for calling this from your mobile or landline.  

Emergency support

If you need emergency support outside of these times, contact Security Services on 0113 343 5494 or 0113 343 2222 or Whatsapp video call 07876 866747. Security can help you with a range of issues from lockouts to crime prevention advice. If you have an issue during the closed period and don't know who to contact, get in touch with Security Services and they will help or direct you to the right person.

If you need immediate support or help, consider calling 999 or (if you are on campus or in University residences) call the University Security Services on 0113 3432222.

Wellbeing services

The Student Counselling and Wellbeing, Harassment and Misconduct Team and Disability Services are closed on Bank holiday weekends.

If you need mental health and wellbeing support during the holidays, check out the Mindwell and StudentSpace guidance. Support is also available from:

  • Mindwell – Leeds Mental health services
  • Togetherall – Free online peer and professional support is available 24/7, 365 days a year to our students. It’s anonymous, so no one will know you’ve chosen to use it unless you tell them!   
  • Student Space – A national support service from Student Minds offering telephone, webchat and text-based support through the day and during evenings and weekends.  
  • Leeds Mental Health helpline – Confidential support, advice, information and guidance for anyone concerned about their mental health and is available 24/7. Trained telephone advisors will provide support for people who need someone to talk to. They can also refer people to services for further help. Call the helpline on 0800 183 0558
  • While the Harassment and Misconduct Team are away, you can find information about support from local and national services with our support articles

Chaplaincy support

An out-of-hours number is available for pastoral support during the whole break. Call 07780 613862 to speak to the chaplain on duty. 

IT Help?

The IT Service Desk, will be closed over the Bank holiday weekend..  

IT self-help and logging a ticket

Get self-help and find tips and information here on the IT website. You can also chat with Falco, IT’s 24/7 chatbot.  You will need to be logged in to get the most from the IT website. Information on how to log a ticket or to request something new can be found at this quick guide.

Find out more information about what do when the Service Desk is closed.

Help with digital education systems

Staff Guides and Student Guides for our digital education systems are available at the Digital Education Systems Help website.

Logging tickets

All digital education systems will be monitored to ensure service provision during this period. It will still be possible to log tickets with the IT Service Desk, which will be looked at when the University reopens. We also have a basic out of hours phone service (0113 343 3333), which will be available 24/7.

Healthcare support 

If you are ill but it’s not an emergency, read through the advice on the NHS website. If you don’t have internet, you can dial 111 from your phone to speak to someone from the National Health Service (NHS).  

  • If it’s an emergency and you need to call an ambulance, dial 999 from your phone. 

Find out more information on our healthcare pages on healthcare services and how to use them.

Leeds and You

Whether you’re arriving in Leeds for the first time or have been studying here before the break, there’s lots to get involved with during the spring Break. Check what’s on and get involved in Leeds & You activities

Stay connected

Join our current student Facebook group, @UniversityofLeeds on Instagram, follow @UoLStudents on Twitter or the University of Leeds on Weibo and LUU’s community Facebook group.