Easter opening times

While many of you travel away from Birmingham during the vacation period, we know that some of you may choose to stay on or near campus over the Easter period. 

A list of the services available at the University are outlined below including study spaces, support and catering. At the bottom of the page there are also links to local services including shops, banks, public transport and healthcare providers. 

Most University services are closed from Friday 19 April 2019 and will reopen on the morning of Thursday 25 April 2019. Any services that remain open may operate reduced hours during this period.

You will still be able to login to My.Bham to access all of your normal online services throughout the vacation period. 


The Main Library will be open 24/7. Full library opening information including opening times of the other Library, see library opening hours

 Study Spaces

For information about the opening hours of the Study Spaces, including the Murray Learning Centre, please go to the Study Spaces Easter vacation opening times intranet page.

Westmere PG Research Hub

The Westmere PG Research Hub will be closed Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April and will reopen on Tuesday 23 April. 

 Aston Webb Student Hub

The Aston Webb Student Hub will be open as follows:

DateOpening time
Monday 15 April - Thursday 18 April 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 19 April - Wednesday 24 April 2019 Closed
Thursday 25 April - Friday 26 April 2019 09:00 - 17:00 
Standard opening hours will resume from Monday 29 April 2019.

During the University closed period, you will be able to submit an online enquiry. These will be responded to swiftly upon our return on Thursday 25 April 2019.

Queries may take longer than during term-time but every effort will be made to respond as quickly as possible. 

You can find answers to frequently asked questions within Student Help.

 International Student Team (IST)

IST will be closed from Friday 19 April 2019 and will reopen on Thursday 25 April 2019 at 09:00.

International Students can get further information and guidance on the IST webpages.

 IT Service Desk

The IT Service Desk will be open as normal up to and including Thursday 18 April 2019, and then will be open as follows over the Easter period:

DateOpening time
Friday 19 April - Wednesday 24 April 2019 09:00 - 18:00

Standard opening hours will resume from Thursday 25 April 2019. 

Each day the IT Service Desk is open you will be able to log a call by phone or online at itservicedesk.bham.ac.uk , or visit the team at the Main Library.

Any updates to this timetable will be made available via the IT Service Desk website. 

University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness

From 19 April - 24 April 2019 University of Birmingham will operate reduced opening hours of 07:00 - 20:00. For more information please view the Easter opening hours for the Univerity's Sport and Fitness Club.

 Guild of Students

From 30 March - 29 April 2019 The Guild will be open 09:00 - 17:00, except for 19 April - 24 April 2019 where The Guild will be closed. Normal opening hours will resume on 25 April 2019. 


All accommodation receptions will be open as normal throughout the Easter vacation. The Living office in University Centre will be closed from 17:00 on Thursday 18 April 2019 to Wednesday 24 April 2019. The Living office will reopen at 09:00 on Thursday 25 April 2019.

For out-of-hours assistance in our residences, the Vale Village reception will be open 24/7 as normal. Out-of-hours calls to Selly Oak and Pritchatts Park receptions will be diverted to the Vale reception and a member of staff will be able to attend Selly Oak and Pritchatts Park receptions if necessary.

There is also security who can be contacted by phone 24/7 on 0121 414 3000 for non-emergencies and on 0121 414 4444 in emergencies.

Food and Drink on campus

For more information about the opening times of food and drink outlets on campus during the Easter vacation please visit the Food and drink on campus webpage.

 Multi - Faith Chaplaincy

The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy at St Francis Hall will be open between 08:00 and 22:00 up until Friday 29 March 2019. Please see below for the opening times over the vacation period: 


 Date Opening Times
 30 March - Thursday 18 April 2019  08:00 - 20:00
 Friday 19 April - Wednesday 24 April 2019  Closed
 Thursday 25 April - Sunday 28 April 2019  08:00 - 20:00

 Local services

Please see below for links to opening hours for healthcare providers, banks, public transport and shops for the Easter period.


South Birmingham GP Walk In Centre is open 365 days a year 08:00 - 20:00, no appointment necessary. The telephone number is 0121 415 2095 and the address is 15 Katie Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6JG.

The Accident & Emergency department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (next to the Medical School) is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Urgent and out of hours Support

For information on other support available including mental health support, please visit the urgent suppport page .

Supermarket opening times

Please follow the links for opening times and more information about the store.


Service amendments to London Midland trains are available via National Rail.

Local bus amendments are available via National Express West Midlands.

Banks on campus

External ATMs should be available 24/7.

Barclays (University Centre)

Standard opening hours: 10:00-16:00 Monday, Thursday and Friday
Easter opening hours are not currently available. 

Lloyds (Edgbaston Park Road)

Standard opening hours: 09:30-16:30 Monday-Friday
Easter opening hours are not currently available.

Santander (Guild of students)

Standard vacation opening hours: 12.00noon-17:00, Monday-Friday
Easter opening hours are not currently available.

City centre shopping centres

View up-to-date opening hours for the Bullring and Grand Central.


Professional Services