Availability of Services Over Christmas

LIBRARY

From Monday 18 December until Friday 22 December the Library will be operating its standard vacation opening hours.

Library staff will finish work at 3pm on Friday 22 December, but the Library will remain open until midnight, as usual.

On Saturday 23 December, the Library will be open, unstaffed, from 9am to 1pm, when it will close completely until the University re-opens on Tuesday 2 January.

The Library will re-open on standard semester opening hours from Tuesday 2 January.

 

Below are all dates and times you need over the Christmas period:

Monday 18 December – open 07:30 – 00:00 [staffed 08:45 – 17:00]
Tuesday 19 December – open 07:30 – 00:00 [staffed 08:45 – 17:00]
Wednesday 20 December – open 07:30 – 00:00 [staffed 09:45 – 17:00]
Thursday 21 December – open 07:30 – 00:00 [staffed 08:45 – 17:00]
Friday 22 December – open 07:30 – 00:00 [staffed 08:45 – 15:00]
Saturday 23 December – open 09:00 – 13:00 [unstaffed]
Sunday 24 December – Monday 1st January CLOSED
Tuesday 2 January - open 07:30 – 00:00 [staffed 08:45 – 20:00]

Outside the library, room ST109 is available 24 hours a day for computer use, including all over the Christmas closure period, unless it is in use for a teaching session.

If you have difficulties accessing electronic resources contact us on athens@newman.ac.uk.  This address will be monitored intermittently over the closure period (University closure period is from 3:00 pm on 22 December until 2 January).

 

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Student Support helpdesk

Monday 18 December – available 09:00–12:00 noon, then 15:00–17:00

Tuesday 19 December – available 09:00-17:00

Wednesday 20 December to Friday 22 December – CLOSED, but email and telephone messages will be monitored until 12:00 noon on 22nd December

Saturday 23 December – Monday 1 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January to Thursday 4 January – open 09:00-17:00

Friday 5 January – open 09:00-16:30

 

Learning Development Tutors

Monday 18 December – available 09:00–12:00 noon, then 15:00–17:00

Tuesday 19 December – available 09:00-17:00

Wednesday 20 December – not available, please visit our online resources

Thursday 21 December – available 09:00-17:00

Friday 22 December – available 09:00-12:00 noon

Saturday 23 December – Monday 1 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January to Thursday 4 January – available 09:00-17:00

Friday 5 January – available 09:00-16:30

 

Academic Support Tutors (ASAs)

Monday 18 December – Appointments not available; please visit our online resources

Tuesday 19 December – available 09:00-16:30

Wednesday 20 December to Friday 22 December – Appointments not available; please visit our online resources

Saturday 23 December – Monday 1 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January to Friday 5 January – available 09:00-16:30

 

Welfare Advice

Monday 18 December – available 09:00-12:00 noon, then 15:00-17:00

Tuesday 19 December 09:00 to 12:00 noon

Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 December – available 09:00-17:00

Friday 22 December – available 09:00-12:00 noon

Saturday 23 December – Monday 1 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January to Friday 5 January – Appointments not available; please visit our online resources.

 

Disability Advice

Monday 18 December – available 09:00-12:00 noon, then 15:00-17:00

Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 December - available 09:30-17:30

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 December – not available, please visit our online resources.

 

Saturday 23 December – Monday 1 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January to Friday 5 January – available 09:30-17:30

 

Mental Health Advice

Monday 18 December – available 09:00-12:00 noon, then 15:00-17:00

Tuesday 19 December to Thursday 21 December – available 09:00-17:00

Friday 22 December – available 09:00-12:00 noon

Saturday 23 December – Monday 1 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January to Thursday 4 January – available 09:00-17:00

Friday 5 January - available 09:00-16:30

 

Dyslexia Advice & Screenings (by appointment)

Monday 18 December – available 09:00-12:00 noon, then 15:00-17:00

Tuesday 19 December to Thursday 21 December – available 09:00-16:00

Friday 22 December – Appointments not available; please visit our online resources

Saturday 23 December – Monday 1 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January to Thursday 4 January – available 09:00-16:00

Friday 5 January – Appointments not available; please visit our online resources

 

Careers Service

Monday 18 December to Friday 22 December – Appointments not available; please visit our online resources

Saturday 23 December – Monday 1 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January – available 12:30-14:30

Wednesday 3 January – available 11:30-13:30

Thursday 4 January – available 12:30-14:30

Friday 5 January - Appointments not available; please visit our online resources

 

Counselling

Monday 18 December – available 09:00-12:00 noon, then 15:00-17:00

Tuesday 19 December and Wednesday 20 December – not available

Thursday 21 December – available 09:00-17:00

Friday 22 December – available 09:00-12:00 noon

Saturday 23 December – Monday 1 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January to Friday 5 January – appointments not available

 

Erasmus/International

Monday 18 December – available 09:00-12:00 noon, then 15:00-17:00

Tuesday 19 December – available 09:00-17:00

Wednesday 20 December to Friday 22 December – Appointments not available; please visit our online resources

Saturday 23 December – Monday 1 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 2 January to Friday 5 January – available 09:00-17:00

E-LEARNING

The e-Learning team will be working until 15:00 on Friday 22 December (though there is not always anyone in the office as they work around campus and online). The best way to contact them is by email - elearning@newman.ac.uk.  The department reopens at 09:00 on Tuesday 2 January.

However, the IT Help Forum (on the front page of Moodle) will be monitored throughout the holiday period and students are encouraged to post their IT related questions there.

e-Learning does not deal with lost or expired passwords or access to mynewman. All such login issues are dealt with by IT Services.

 

IT SERVICES

IT systems will all be available over the period.

 

The Helpdesk in the Hub will be closed during the Christmas period.  The IT Help Forum in Moodle can be used for posting IT-related queries and will be monitored during the period.  Password resets should be done using the online facility.

 

ESTATES

The Estates Department will be on call over the Christmas and New Year period with a skeleton staff.  Please report any issues to Security.

 

REGISTRY

Registry opening hours:

Friday 15 December 08:30 to 12:15

Monday 18 December 08:30 to 18:00

Tuesday 19 December 08:30 to 18:00

Wednesday 20 December 08:30 to 17:00

Thursday 21 December 09:00 to 17:00

Friday 22 December: The Registry Office will be closing early afternoon.  Please call before coming into the University (0121 476 1181 x2647).

Monday 25 December to Monday 1 January - CLOSED

Registry will reopen at 8:30 am on Tuesday 2 January

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICES

 

SANCTUARY

Sanctuary will be closed for a private Staff event all day on Friday 15 December

From Monday 18 December - Thursday 21 December, Sanctuary will be open 08.00 - 16.00

Friday 22 December Sanctuary will only be open in the morning.  No lunch will be served.

Sanctuary will be closed from midday 22 December.

Normal opening times will resume on Wednesday 3 January.

 

ATRIUM CAFÉ

From Monday 18 December Atrium Café will be open 08.30 - 17.00

The Atrium Café will be closed from midday 22 December, reopening on Tuesday 2 January

 

SPORTS CENTRE

The Sports Centre facilities will be closing down for Christmas at 22.00 on Thursday 21 December.

The Centre will reopen on Tuesday 2 January at 07.00.

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