Spring break: Accessing support and services

If you’re staying in Liverpool during the spring break, here is some advice on what’s open on campus, events and activities taking place in the city, and what to do if you need help and support.

Campus opening times


It’s important that you all try and take a well-earned break over the spring break; however, we understand that many students will also want to use the time as an opportunity to study ahead of the Semester Two exams.

Both our Sydney Jones and Harold Cohen libraries will remain open 24/7 over the break for you to access study space, self-service desks and computer suites. The library helpdesks will be operating on a reduced service over the break, and you can see all the opening hours here.

Sport Liverpool:

The Sports & Fitness Centre will be closed on Friday, 15 and Monday, 18 April. On Saturday, 16 and Sunday,17 April the following areas will be closed for a private booking:

  • Swimming Pool
  • First Floor Sports Hall
  • Activity Room

During the break, there will also be changes to the swimming timetable due to various events and activities, please take a look at each week for our schedule:

Liverpool Guild of Students:

The Guild will be operating with vacation opening times across the Spring Break as below:

  • Monday, 11 – Wednesday, 13 April – 8am – 6pm
  • Thursday, 14 – Tuesday, 19 April – Closed
  • Wednesday, 20 – Friday, 22 April – 8am – 6pm
  • Saturday, 23 – Sunday, 24 April – Closed

Starbucks opening times:

  • Monday, 11 and Tuesday, 12 April – 7am – 6pm
  • Wednesday, 13 April – 7am – 12pm
  • Thursday, 14 April – 7am – 6pm
  • Friday, 15 April (Good Friday) – 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday, 16 April – 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday, 17 and Monday, 18 April (Easter Sunday and Easter Monday) – Closed
  • Tuesday, 19 – Friday, 22nd April – 7am – 6pm
  • Saturday, 23 April – 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday, 24 April – 10am – 4pm

Events and activities

If you are staying in Liverpool, there is lots to do over the break – Visit Liverpool has a full rundown of what to do in the city centre and surrounding area.

How to access support

Student Services:

Student Services offer comprehensive advice, support and information on a wide range of non-academic issues including:

  • Counselling Service
  • Mental Health Advisory Service
  • Advice and Guidance
  • Disability Advice and Guidance
  • International Advice and Guidance
  • Money Advice and Guidance

The team are based in the Alsop Building on University Square. There are also facilities across campus, including Brownlow Health GP service.

The Student Services web pages contain lots of information, including Study Support and Self-Help Guides. You can also access the online booking system to arrange a confidential one-to-one appointment, either in-person or online.

Health Assured:

Health Assured offer students a free, confidential advice line, with help available to talk through any problem, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The helpline is confidential. Qualified counsellors and advisors understand the pressures of student life, and are there to help anyone who needs it. Sometimes, simply talking through your issues with someone, in the moment, can be a great relief.

Call the 24/7 helpline for free: 0800 028 3766.

The Student Assistance Programme also offers a range of free support services which you can access through the My Healthy Advantage app, providing holistic health and wellbeing support at the tap of a finger anywhere and anytime.

Emergency help

If you are on campus and feel unsafe, call campus support on 0151 794 2222 and they will come to support you.

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.

We also strongly recommend you see your GP as soon as possible.

If do not feel you are at immediate risk, we advise you contact Student Services (details above).

We wish you all a good spring break and look forward to welcoming you back in two weeks’ time!