Easter opening times

For students still on campus and in accommodation during 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.

You will still be able to login to the MyUoB app and use the intranet to access all of your normal online services throughout the Easter vacation. 

The University is closed from 7-12 April 2023. A majority of services will also be closed but some may be open or reduced as detailed below.

Easter intranet banner


The Main Library will be open 24/7 from Tuesday 3 January 2023 until Thursday 6 April 22:00.

The library will be closed from Friday 7 April - Monday 10 April 202. The Main Library will reopen on Tuesday 11 April at 08:00. 

Main Library Easter opening hours
Date Time
 Tuesday 3 January 2023 until Thursday 6 April  Open 24/7 until 22:00 on 6 April
 Friday 7 April - Monday 10 April 2023  Closed
 Tuesday 11 April-June Open 24/7

Just Ask remote enquiries will be available throughout apart from the closed days 

For full library opening information including opening times of the other Libraries on campus, 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 intranet page.

Westmere PGR Hub

Westmere is open until Thurs 6 April 22:00 and will reopen Wed 13 April 06:00.

 Aston Webb Student Hub

The Aston Webb Student Hub will be closed from the 7 April until the 12 April. The Hub will re-open again on Thursday 13 April at 10:00.

Apart from the above dates the Aston Webb Student Hub will run as normal where students can drop in at any time during our opening hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
  • Thursday: 10:00-17:00
  • Friday: 09:00-17:00

To book an appointment to attend the Hub, please complete our booking form.

During the University closed period, students will still be able to access the extensive studenthelp knowledgebase and submit an enquiry online. Any enquiries submitted during the closed period will be responded to as swiftly as possible upon our return.

 International Student Team (IST)

The IST will be closed during the Easter University Closed Days and Bank holidays only.

The remaining days the IST will be open as usual - 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesdays 13:00-17:00 only

Should you wish to receive visa and immigration advice you can:

Log and enquiry online: www.studenthelp.bham.ac.uk

Request a Triage Appointment online: Your triage appointment will be delivered via Zoom.

Attend a visa workshop: Workshops will be delivered via Zoom and advertised on our webpage.

 IT Service Desk

IT Services will be closed on the University closed Easter dates - 

  • Friday 7 April (Good Friday BH)
  • Monday 10 April (Easter Monday BH)
  • Tuesday 11 April (CD)
  • Wednesday 12 April (CD)

Apart from these dates, they will open as normal Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00

More information and contact details can be found on the IT Service Desk

University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness

Off-peak times remain the same as normal at Sport & Fitness on Bank Holidays and University Closed Days, so please be aware the amended opening hours reduce access times for off-peak members. Please refer to the website.


All accommodation receptions will be open as normal throughout the Easter vacation. 

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

Food Fellows are responsible for the food and drink at the University. 

Find Easter opening times for the outlets across Main Campus, The Vale, Selly Oak and The Exchange. 

 Multi - Faith Chaplaincy

The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy in St Francis Hall will be open Monday to Friday between 09:00-22:00, up to until Thursday 6 April 2023 (weekends open for events which are attended with a chaplain only).
Please see below for the opening times over the Easter Break period:
 DateOpening times 
Until Thursday 6 April 2023  09:00-22:00
 Friday 7 April 2023 – Wednesday 12 April 2023  Closed
 From the 8 April 2021  09:00-22:00

 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.

  • Aldi, Bristol Road opening times
  • Sainsbury’s Superstore, Selly Oak
  • Sainsbury’s Local, Bristol Road
  • Tesco, Esso Express, Bristol Road
  • Tesco Express,  Bristol Road


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.

City centre shopping centres

Non - essential retails such as the Bullring are currently closed and expected to re-open on 12 April. More information can be found on the Bullring and Grand Central website.


Professional Services