19 DECEMBER 2022 – 6 JANUARY 2023

LIBRARY

From Monday 19 December until Friday 23 December the Library will remain open with our standard vacation opening hours – 07:30 to midnight. Our staff will finish work at 5pm on Friday 23 December, but the Library building will remain open until midnight as usual.

The Library will close completely from Saturday 24 December until Sunday 1 January.

We will re-open with our standard semester opening hours from Monday 2 January.

On Monday 2 January there will be no staff available, and temperatures are likely to be chilly as heating on Campus resumes after the Christmas closure.

The University re-opens fully on Tuesday 3 January, and from this date Library staff will resume our semester staffing hours.

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

Monday 19 December – open 07:30 – 00:00 [staffed 09:00 – 17:00] Tuesday 20 December – open 07:30 – 00:00 [staffed 09:00 – 17:00]

Wednesday 21 December – open 07:30 – 00:00 [staffed 10:00 – 17:00] Thursday 22 December – open 07:30 – 00:00 [staffed 09:00 – 17:00]

Friday 23 December– open 07:30 – 00:00 [staffed 09:00 – 17:00]

Saturday 24 December – Sunday 1 January CLOSED

Monday 3 January – open 07:30 – 00:00 [unstaffed]

Tuesday 4 January – open 07:30 – 00:00 [staffed 08:45 – 19:00]

Information about many aspects of using the Library, including help guides and videos, are available on the Library’s website throughout the Christmas vacation. You can find it at https://libguides.newman.ac.uk.

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 24 December until 2 January, inclusive).

 

24 HOUR COMPUTER ROOM

If you need to study when we are closed over Christmas, you can use room ST104 (Sturge Building). This room is available for computer use all year for 24 hours a day, unless it is in use for a teaching session. It is available throughout the Christmas closure period.

To access room ST104 during the Christmas closure period, enter the University through the St Chad building, using the door closest to the Security Office.

 

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Student Support Helpdesk

Monday 19 December to Friday 23 December – 10:00-16:00

Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 3 January to Wednesday 4 January – 11:00-13:00 email only

Thursday 5 January to Friday 6 January – 10:00-16:00

 

Learning Development Tutors Please email: learningsupport@newman.ac.uk

Monday 19 December to Friday 23 December 09:00-16:00 by appointment (to book please view our online resources)

Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 3 January to – Friday 6 January 09:00-16:00 by appointment (to book please visit our online resources)

 

Academic Support Advisers (ASAs) Please email: asa@newman.ac.uk

Monday 19 December– Friday 23 December 9:00-16:00 by appointment (to book please visit our online resources)

Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 3 January to– Friday 6 January 09:00-16:00 by appointment (to book please visit our online resources)

 

Welfare Advice

Monday 19 December to Friday 23 December – for appointments and emergencies, please visit our online resources

Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 3 January to Thursday 6 January – 9:30-17:30 by appointment

Friday 6 January – 09:30-16:30 by appointment

 

Disability Advice

Monday 19 December to Friday 23 December– appointments and urgent matters only; please our online resources

Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 3 January to Wednesday 4 January – urgent matters only; please visit our online resources

Thursday 5 January – 10:00-16:00

Friday 6 January – urgent matters only; please visit our online resources

 

Mental Health Advice

Monday 19 December – appointments and urgent matters only; please visit our online resources

Tuesday 20 December to Thursday 22 December – 9:00-15:00

Friday 23 December – appointments and urgent matters only; please visit our online resources

Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 3 January to Wednesday 4 January – urgent matters only; please visit our online resources

Thursday 5 January to Friday 6 January – 9:00-15:00

 

Careers Service

Monday 19 December to Friday 23 December – 10:00-16:00 emails monitored and booked appointments

Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 3 January to Friday 6 January – 10:00-16:00 emails monitored and booked appointments

Email: careers@newman.ac.uk

 

Dyslexia Advice & Screenings

Monday 19 December to Friday 23 December – CLOSED; please visit our online resources

Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 3 January to Friday 6 January – CLOSED; please visit our online resources

 

Counselling

Monday 19 December to Thursday 22 December – pre-booked appointments only

Friday 23 December – CLOSED

Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January – CLOSED

Tuesday 3 January to Wednesday 4 January – CLOSED; please visit our online resources

Thursday 5 January – pre-booked appointments only

Friday 6 January – CLOSED; please visit our online resources

 

E-LEARNING

The e-Learning team will be working until 16:30 on Friday 23 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 – elearningservicedesk@newman.ac.uk.  The department reopens at 09:00 on Tuesday 3 January.

Staff and students are encouraged to use the Self Service Portal where you will find many of your questions already answered and online forms to request common tasks.

e-Learning does not deal with lost or expired passwords or access to MyNewman. Students should click “I can’t log in” beneath the MyNewman log in button if they cannot access MyNewman or any other Newman service (e.g. Moodle).

 

IT SERVICES

IT systems will all be available over the period.

The IT Service Desk will be open and working normal hours until 16:30 on Friday, 23rd December. It will then be closed during the Christmas period and will re-open at 08:30 on Tuesday, 3rd January. Calls logged on TOPdesk will not be monitored until our return in 2023, but you can use the knowledge items in the university’s Self-Service Portal to find answers to your questions. Password resets and account unlocks should be done using the online facility at login.newman.ac.uk/pw

 

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, who are on campus throughout the Christmas break.

 

REGISTRY

Registry will close at 3pm on Friday 23rd December and will re-open on at 9am Tuesday 3th January.

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICES

SANCTUARY

Sanctuary will be closed for usual trade from 4pm on Monday 19th December, reopening on Tuesday 3rd January 2022 at 8am.

 

ATRIUM CAFÉ

The Atrium Café will be closed from 5pm on Friday 23rd December, reopening on Tuesday 3rd January 2023 at 8am.

 

CHAPLAINCY

Regular services and activities stop from 19 December until 9 January.

Chaplains’ availability:

Monday 12 December to Friday 16 December – as normal

Monday 19 December to Wednesday 4 January – CLOSED

Thursday 5 January onwards – available as normal

Community Pantry remains available during campus opening hours.

 

SPORTS CENTRE

The Sports Centre will be closed from midday on Friday 23rd December, reopening on Tuesday 3rd January at 7am.

Opening hours remain unchanged on all other days before/after the University closure period.