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 10 April 2020 and will reopen on Thursday 16 April 2020. 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 24/7 until 10pm on Thursday 9 April. The Library will then be closed from Friday 10 April - Monday 13 April 2020 (all libraries and study spaces). 

The Library will reopen on Tuesday 14 April at 8am and will be 24/7 again.

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 Easter vacation opening times intranet page.

Westmere PG Research Hub

The Westmere PG Research Hub will be closed from midnight on Thursday 9 April and re-open on Tuesday 14 April. 

 Aston Webb Student Hub

The Aston Webb Student Hub will be open as follows:

DateOpening time
Monday 6 April - Thursday 9 April 2020 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 10 April - Wednesday 15 April 2020 Closed
Thursday 16 April - Friday 24 April 2020 09:00 - 17:00  (Monday to Friday only)
Standard opening hours will resume from Monday 27 April 2020.

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 16 April 2020.

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 10 April 2020 and will reopen on Thursday 16 April 2020 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 9 April 2020, and then will be open as follows over the Easter period:

DateOpening time
Friday 10 April - Monday 13 April 2020 Closed 
Tuesday 14 April - Wednesday 15 April 2020 10:00 - 18:00

Standard opening hours will resume from Thursday 16 April 2020. 

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 Friday 10 April - Wednesday 15 April 2020, University of Birmingham, Sport & Fitness 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

Easter opening times - TBC 


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 9 April 2020 to Wednesday 15 April 2020. The Living office will reopen at 09:00 on Thursday 16 April 2020.

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 Chapliancy will be open between 08:00am - 22:00pm up until Friday 27 March 2020. Please see below for the opening times over the Easter period. 

Multi-faith chaplaincy Easter opening times
 DateOpening times 
 Saturday 28 March 2020 - Wednesday 8 April 2020  08:00 - 20:00
 Thursday 9 April 2019 - Wednesday 15 April 2020  Closed
 Thursday 16 April 2020 - Sunday 26 April 2020  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