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Christmas opening hours


Holidays are coming! Find out when our shops, cafes, bars and other campus facilities close for Christmas, and when you can expect them to reopen in January. You can also find out when our Student Wellbeing team are available until and where to go if you need support over the holiday period.

  • Campus shops and cafes will close on Friday 22 December and reopen on Tuesday 2 January.
  • The Students' Union will close on Friday 15 December and reopen on Tuesday 2 January.
  • The SU bar will close on Wednesday 13 December.
  • The libraries will be open throughout the festive period, for all your studying needs!
  • Please note that the Media Loans service on Headingley Campus will be closed for the day on Wednesday 13 December.

Support for students

The Student Wellbeing Team will close at 12:30 on Friday 22 December, reopening on Tuesday 2 January 2017.

If you are a student concerned about your mental health or wellbeing and feel you need to speak to someone during the Christmas break, we advise you to make an appointment with your GP or contact NHS 111. If you are having thoughts of self-harm or suicide, you should access help immediately.

  • Call 111 (free-phone, open 24 hours a day) - a trained adviser will ask you a series of questions and immediately direct you to the best service to support your needs.
  • Call the Connect helpline on 0808 800 1212 (free-phone) which gives emotional support and information to people in Leeds every night of the year (6pm-2am).
  • Talk to the Samaritans on 116 123 (free-phone, open 24 hours a day) if you need someone to listen at any time of the day or night.
  • Call Leeds Crisis Assessment Service (CAS) on 0300 300 1485.  Call to speak to a highly trained clinician who will ask a series of questions to assess your needs. Leeds CAS is a 24-hour assessment service for people 18 years and over.

Information on mental health services in Leeds is provided by Mindwell

The Leeds Crisis Card also has useful information on various sources of support

You might also find it useful to look at information, resources and guidance on our self- help page http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/self-help

On returning to work in January, the Student Wellbeing team will respond to any student enquiries that have come into the service over the Christmas break.

This story will be updated as more Christmas opening times are confirmed.


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