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. 

For students still on campus and in accommodation see what Easter events and activities you can get involved with.

Easter intranet banner


All libraries apart from Main Library will be closed on Thursday 1 April at 4.00pm, and reopen Thursday 8 April at 10.00am.

Main Library Easter opening hours
Date Time
 Thursday 1 April   Normal opening hours, 08.00am - 10.00pm 
 Good Friday, 2 April   10.00am-6.00pm
 Easter Saturday, 3 April   10.00am-6.00pm
 Easter Sunday, 4 April   Closed
 Easter Monday, 5 April  Closed
 Tuesday 6 April  10.00am-6.00pm
 Wednesday 7 April  10.00am-6.00pm
 Thursday 8 April   Normal opening resumes, 08.00am - 10.00pm  

Just Ask remote enquiries will be available throughout apart from the two closed days (Easter Sunday and Monday) 

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 PG Research Hub

Westmere is currently closed until further notice. More information about Westmere and UGS can be found on their intranet pages

 Aston Webb Student Hub

The Aston Webb Student Hub will be open as follows:

Aston Webb Student Hub Easter opening hours
 Date  Time
 Up to and including Thursday 1 April (excluding weekends)   Open by appointment only
Friday 2 to Wednesday 7 April   Closed
Thursday 8 April onwards (excluding weekends)   Open by appointment only

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)

Please see IST Easter opening times below. 

Friday 2 to Wednesday 7 April – Closed.

Thursday 8 April onwards the International Student Team (IST) is open for business as usual.  For the safety of Staff and Students we are currently not seeing students face to face however, 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

Below is a list of times that the Service Desk can be contacted over the Easter period, by live chat and on the web.

  • Online (accessed through the IT Service
    The service is available 24/7. The following times are when web calls will be monitored:
    Friday 2nd April 2021 - Wednesday 7th April 2021 10:00 - 16:00 
  • Live Chat (accessed through the IT Service
    You will need to be logged in to the Service Desk site to see the Live Chat option:
    Friday 2nd April 2021 - Wednesday 7th April 2021 10:00 - 16:00 

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

University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness

UB Sport and Fitness is currently closed and expected to re-open on Monday 12 April. While the gym is closed you can join the home workout hub, which features a range of free online wellbeing activities and fitness classes for all. 


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

Please see table below for catering details on campus, Winterbourne and the Vale. 

Full Information on catering opening times for Easter, including the list of venues reopening on 19 April, can be found here.

Catering Easter opening times
Outlet Easter opening times
 Costa University Centre  

Good Friday, 2 April - 10.00am – 3.00pm       

Easter Saturday, 3 April -  10.00am – 3.00pm

Easter Sunday, 4 April  and Bank Holiday Monday, 5 April – Closed

Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 April - 10.00am – 3.00 pm
 Main Library  

Friday 2 April - Monday 5 April - Closed

Tuesday 6 April - Wednesday 7 April - 10.00am – 4.00pm
Winterbourne House and Gardens  
  Tea Room  Open 7 days a week from 2 April - .00am - 3.30pm
 The Vale  
 The Melt   

W/C 29 March - 9.30am – 7.00pm

W/C  5 April - 9.30am – 4.00pm  

W/C 29 March - 4.00pm – 8.00pm    

W/C 5 April - 4.00pm – 8.00pm    

W/C 29 March - 10.00am – 4.00pm 

W/C 5 April - 10.00am – 4. 00pm    

 Multi - Faith Chaplaincy

Please see below for the opening times over the Easter period. 

Multi-faith chaplaincy Easter opening times
 DateOpening times 
Up until the 1 April 2021   12:30 - 16:30pm
 2 April 2021 – 7 April 2021  Closed
 From the 8 April 2021  12:30 - 16:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays Closed (unless communal worship is being offered by a chaplain). Please email chaplaincy@contacts.bham.ac.uk for further information on communal worship. 

 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.

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