University of Portsmouth Library

  • 04 December 2020
  • 5 min read

Teaching ended on Friday 11 December 2020 and restarts on Monday 4 January 2021 (though the first weeks of teaching will be online only for the majority of students, following a government announcement). 

Most University offices are closed from midday Friday 18 December until Monday 4 January. Security will be available to support with University emergencies by calling 023 9284 3333 and IT support is available 24/7 52 weeks a year on 023 9284 7777.

Here are changes in place over the festive period:

University services over Christmas

Service Opening and closure times
Academic Skills Unit (ASK) Week beginning Mon 14 December
Mon - Thu 9.00am - 5.00pm
Fri - 9.00am - 12.00pm (online services only)

Re-open Mon 4 January
Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC) Week beginning Mon 14 December
Mon - Thu 10.00am - 4.00pm
Fri - 10.00am - 12.00pm (online services only)

Re-open Mon 4 January
Chaplaincy Week beginning Mon 14 December
Mon - Thu 9.00am-5.00pm
Fri - 9.00am-12.00pm

Re-open Mon 4 January

Chaplains are on-call 24/7 throughout the Christmas break - contact them by calling the security lodge on 023 92843418 or emailing chaplains@port.ac.uk. The prayer rooms are currently closed.
Campus cafes Week beginning Mon 14 December
Park, Portland, Eldon and Cafe Coco closed
The Hub and University Learning Centre open Mon - Thu 8.30am to 2.30pm, and Fri 8.30am - 12.00pm

Library coffee shop will remain open 10.00am - 2.00pm every day other than Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s Day.
Careers and Employability Service

From Mon 7 December to Friday 8 January all services will be available online only.

 

The week beginning Mon 11 January the Careers and Employability Centre will be open:

Mon - Fri 10.00am - 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm


Re-open Mon 4 January

UoP Global

Week beginning Mon 14 December

Mon – Thu 8.30am – 5.00pm

Fri – 8:30am – 12.00pm

Re-open Mon 4 January

Our regional offices will be closed on limited dates:

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Closed Fri 25 December and Fri 1 January
  • Delhi, India – Closed Fri 25 December and Fri 1 January
  • Shanghai, China – Closed Fri 1 January
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh – Available during normal working hours for the Christmas period
  • Lagos, Nigeria – Available during normal working hours for the Christmas period
  • Lahore, Pakistan – Closed Fri 25 December.

UoP Global will also be hosting Christmas Socials for students over the festive break. 

Library Week beginning Mon 14 December
Mon - Thu 9.00am - 8.00pm
Fri - 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sat - Sun Closed

Week beginning Mon 21 December
Mon - Wed 9.00am - 5.00pm (Reception desk will be staffed to provide basic face to face services)
Thu - Sun Closed

Week beginning Mon 28 December
Mon - Thu 9.00am - 5.00pm - No library staff on site, security staff only. You will be able to use the study space and use the 24/7 chat service.
Fri - Sun Closed

Re-open Mon 4 January with term time hours (8.00am - 12.00am midnight, Mon - Sun)
MyPort Hubs Week beginning Mon 7 December
Anglesea, Eldon, Lion Gate, Milldam, St George’s, University Learning Centre (available online only)
MyPort Richmond and MyPort Nuffield (available face to face and online)
Mon - Thu 8.30am - 5.00pm
Fri - 8.30am - 4.00pm

Week beginning Mon 14 December
Anglesea, Eldon, Lion Gate, Milldam, St George’s, University Learning Centre (available online only)
MyPort Richmond and MyPort Nuffield (available face to face and online)
Mon - Thu 8.30am - 5.00pm
Fri - 8.30am - 12.00pm
Nursery Week beginning Mon 14 December - open to pre-booked children
Mon - Thu, 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fri - 9.00am - 11.45am

Re-opens 8.45am Mon 4 January
Sports & Recreation St. Paul's Gym (closed at weekends)
Wed 2 - Thu 17 December, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Fri 18 December, 9.00am - 12.00pm
Mon 21 - Tue 22 December, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wed 23 December, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Langstone Sports Site
Wed 2 - Thu 17 December, Mon - Fri, 9.00am - 10.00pm, Sat - Sun, 8.30am - 6.00pm
Fri 18 December, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Spinnaker Sports Centre
Closed for sport services until Monday 4 January due to being used as a Covid testing centre.

Saturday 19 December - Sunday 3 January: All facilities closed.

Activities scheduled throughout the Christmas period on the UOP Sport Facebook page.

We will be offering free gym access to all students until Friday 18 December regardless of whether a membership is held.
Student Finance Week beginning Mon 14 December
Mon - Thu, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Fri, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Re-open Mon 4 January
Student Housing Week beginning Mon 14 December
Mon - Thu, 8.30am - 5.00pm
Fri, 8.30am - 12.00pm

Re-open Mon 4 January
Res Life team Until Wed 23 December
Mon - Sun, 11:30am - 8.00pm

Mon 28 Dec - Mon 4 Jan
Accessible by email reslife@port.ac.uk and by calling the security lodge.

Re-open Mon 4 January
Student Wellbeing Service Closes 12.00pm Fri 18 December
Re-opens with normal hours Mon 4 January
Students’ Union and shop Week beginning Mon 14 December
Mon - Thu, 9.00am - 3.00pm
Fri 9.00am - 12.00pm

Re-open Mon 4 January

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