Winter break – services, support and activities available for those staying on campus

Students on campus

Any students who wish to remain on campus over the winter break are more than welcome to do so, and during this time the University remains committed to providing services and activities that will allow you to enjoy a great experience and access support should you need it.

You can also keep up-to-date with the latest information on Student News and by following our social media channels.

Activities and events

A programme of in-person and online events and activities will be available over the winter break period for you to get involved with.

All activities and events will be listed on the My Liverpool app, free for all students to download on the App Store and Google Play. On the app you can view events, create a personalised planner and access information and support. If you turn on the app notifications and location tracker you will be sent new information as it announced.

Services and facilities

Below you’ll find an overview of the opening times for campus services and facilities over the winter break, however, you can also access further University support and services online.


From Friday, 24 December to Monday, 3 January, opening hours will be as follows:

  • Friday, 24 December – close at 6pm
  • Christmas Day (25 December) – CLOSED
  • Boxing Day (26 December) – CLOSED
  • Monday 27, – Friday, 31 December – 10am – 6pm
  • New Year’s Day – CLOSED
  • Sunday, 2 and Monday, 3 January 10am – 6pm
  • Tuesday, 4 January – opening at 9am and 24/7 opening resumes

During the winter break, study spaces will be open and you will be able to access and borrow books from the shelves.

Helpdesks in the libraries will be closed from 24 December to 4 January so if you need support, please access support via our online enquiry service.

All of our online resources such as databases, e-books and e-journals will continue to be available 24 hours a day via the library website as well as KnowHow Academic Skills online tutorials. Access the tutorials via the KnowHow: Study for success module on Canvas:

Liverpool Guild of Students

The Guild will be closed until the following dates:


  • Reopens Wednesday, 5 January 7am – 6pm
  • Thursday, 6 January 7am-6pm
  • Friday, 7 January 7am – 6pm
  • Saturday, 8 January 9am – 6pm
  • Sunday, 9 January 10am – 4pm

Courtyard, Mountford Hall and Sphinx

  • Closed until 12pm Monday, 10 January

Guild Shop

  • Closed until 9am Monday, 10 January

Online Shop, Advice Centre and Reception

  • Closed until 9am Wednesday, 5 January

Sport Liverpool

The Sports & Fitness Centre will be operating with vacation period hours over the winter break. Please see this webpage for full details. 


Anybody who wishes to remain in Halls for the winter break, or part of it, is more than welcome to do so. Halls will remain open for the entirety of the break and the Halls Life Team have some activities planned to help keep you entertained. Find out more on the Halls Life webpages.

Accessing support services

Over the winter break period, Student Services will be providing a drop-in session in the KnowHow room at the Sydney Jones library between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday, 29, Thursday, 30 and Friday, 31 December.

Drop in on the Wednesday or Friday for support from the team if you need it. On Thursday, 30 December, the team will be delivering an activity session including coffee and cake for anyone who wants some company and doesn’t have any plans on the day.

Health Assured provide a 24/7 student assistance helpline that’s free for you to call: 0800 028 3766.

Emergency and out of hours support

For immediate support over the winter break you should contact the following:

Feeling unwell?

If you are feeling ill and are concerned ring NHS on 111. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To get help from NHS 111, you can:

  • Go online to uk
  • Call 111 for free from a landline or mobile phone.

If you think that you may have COVID-19 symptoms please visit the Campus safety website.

Mental health support

In an emergency, or if you don’t feel that you can keep yourself safe, go to accident and emergency (A&E), or call 999 for an ambulance. If you’re not in need of immediate medical treatment and unsure what the best option is for you, call NHS 111 who can advise you.

Many students find it helpful to call a listening service:

  • Samaritans: call 116123 (24 hours, 365 days a year)
  • Papyrus: call HopelineUK 0800 068 41 41 (9am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm at weekends and on bank holidays.

Please remember, if you find you or someone you know is in an emergency situation you should contact 999 immediately.