Holiday opening hours and support

Find details about buildings and services that are open during the spring break.  

The University will be closed from 12.30pm on Thursday 14 April – 19 April. 

15 and 18 April are public holidays. Some University services will be available, but  many local services including shops and public transport may be closed or operating for reduced hours. Before making plans, or heading out, check holiday timetables and buy food and other supplies in advance.  

What’s open on campus? 

  • The Edward Boyle Library and the Laidlaw Library will be open across the holiday period, 15th April – 19th April 9am – 5pm.  Find out about opening times outside of these dates on the library website.
  • IT Service Desk is closed from 1230 on April 14th, then will re-open at 9am on April 20th. Outside of these dates normal working hours will operate. The service desk will be open between 9am and 5pm and the phone lines (Tel: 0113 343 3333) are open between 8am and 4pm.  
  • Click here for The Edge’s opening hours
  • Find opening hours of cafes on campus during the holidays. 
  • Prayer space in the Green Room and Cemetery Lodge will be open 24 hours a day from 2 April to 3 May. Temporary prayer space will also be available in the Weston Room in Laidlaw Library 15 – 19 April from 9am – 5pm. Also check our information about Ramadan arrangements for 2022.

Looking for events and activities?

Looking for somewhere to study? 

  • The Edward Boyle Library and the Laidlaw Library will be open across the holiday period, 15th April – 19th April 9am – 5pm.  Find out about opening times outside of these dates on the library website. 

Support services 

The helpline will be open 9am-5pm on Thursday 14 and Tuesday 19 April. Email or call +44 (0)113 343 7000 (from outside of the UK) or 0800 915 0402 (from inside the UK). This is a free phone number, and you won’t be charged for calling this from your mobile or landline.  

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 assist you with a range of issues from lockouts to crime prevention advice. If you have an issue during the closed period and do not know who to contact then please get in touch with Security Services and they will assist or direct you to the most appropriate person.   

Wellbeing services

The Student Counselling and Wellbeing and Disability Services are open until 12.30 on the 14th April. They  re-open on the 20th April.

The Chaplaincy spaces in the Emmanuel Centre are open until 12.30pm on Thursday 14 April and re-open at 9am on Wednesday 20 April. An out-of-hours number is available for pastoral support during the whole break. Call 07780 613862 to speak to the chaplain on duty.   

 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 o ffering 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.  

Click here to find what to do in a  crisis or emergency

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. If you have coronavirus symptoms tell them this when you call.    

International welcome services

International students arriving in Leeds for the first time can book a free airport pick-up service from Manchester Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport. You can also request a free welcome food box  and other essential items for your arrival. 
 If you are a new student arriving in Leeds for the first time between Thursday 14 April and Wednesday 20 April, and need support on arrival please email by Tuesday 12 April.

More information about our arrival services can be found on our arrival page. The international welcome helpdesk will be closed during the period Thursday 14 April and Wednesday 20 April but if you have an urgent arrival issue, please contact and we will get back to you as soon as possible.   

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