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Festive opening times


Find out when our shops, cafes, bars and other campus facilities close for Christmas, and when you can expect them to reopen in January.

Christmas times

City Campus

Buildings at City Campus will close at 17.00 on Friday 21 December 2018 and re-open at 07.00 on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Headingley Campus and Headingley Carnegie Pavilion

Buildings at Headingley campus and the Headingley Carnegie Pavilion will close at 17.00 on Friday 21 December 2018 and re-open at 7.00 am on Thursday 3 January 2019.

The Library

Both Libraries will be open 24 hours and can be accessed using your campus card. The advice point will be closed at 19:00 on Friday 21 December and will reopen at 08:30 on Thursday 3 January.

You can still contact the team via chat or get IT support by phone on 01113 812 1000. Any emails received after 18:30 on 21 December will be responded to on 3 January.

Food courts, cafes and campus shops

The Rose Bowl food court will be closed for refurbishment from Friday 14 December to Tuesday 8 January. A seating and food service area will be provided in the Rose Bowl Atrium from 08:00 to 14:00

A schedule of the festive opening times for all cafes, food courts and campus can be found here.

Student Services

All our teams will be available until Friday 21 December, and will return on Thursday 3 January 2019.

From Monday 17 to Friday 21 December, and Thursday 3 January to Friday 18 January, our Student Experience Team will be available at the Student Hubs from 08:30 to 17:00.

If you are a worried about your mental health or wellbeing over the Christmas period there are local and national support agencies you can contact:

  • If 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 999 or go to your local A&E.
  • 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.

Students’ Union

The Headingley campus helpdesk will close on Thursday 13 December and reopen on Monday 7 January.

The City campus helpdesk will close on Friday 14 December and reopen on Thursday 3 January.

Find out more details on the Students’ Union opening times via the SU opening times page here.

Sport and Active Lifestyles

Headingley Campus closes at 16:00 on Saturday 22 December and reopens at 07:00 on Thursday 3 January.

City Campus closes at 20:00 on Tuesday 12 December and reopens at 07.15 on Thursday 3 January.

The gym is closing early due to the refurbishment and replacement of gym equipment. All the new equipment will be in and completed by Friday 21 December.

More information about the refurbishment can be found here.

IT Service Desk and Media Loans

IT Service Desk hours: Monday 17 December to Monday 7 January 2019 will be 08:30 – 17:00.

Closed on Monday 24 December and reopen on Thursday 3 January. 

Switch off for Christmas

Please be aware that what you leave on will have a negative impact on the environment. We kindly ask you to turn off all non-essential equipment and close windows. Each Christmas break we are able to save nearly 30,000kgs of carbon from being emitted.



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