Student support over Easter

Find out what student support services are available during the closure period.

We’re here to support you year-round, both on and off campus – and that includes over the Easter break, when the University will be closed from Friday, 29 March and reopen on Tuesday, 2 April 2024.

Whether you need IT helpmental health support or information on safety and halls of residence, we have the details of where to find it below.

Mental health services

Remember you’re not alone and that we're here for you throughout the holiday period, whenever you need it and whatever your concerns.

Safety support

If you’re staying in Manchester over the Easter break, you won’t be alone. Your safety remains our priority, even when some of our services close for the Bank Holiday, and we have support in place to keep you safe year-round.

Wellbeing services

Whether you’re at home or on campus, Easter can be a busy time, making it harder for you to make space to look after your mental wellbeing. In addition to our mental health resources, we have a few other ways to help if you need it.

Halls of residence

We know that some of you are spending the next few weeks on campus, rather than going home. All halls of residence will remain open during the Easter break and University closure period, although the Accommodation Office inbox will not be monitored from 5pm on Thursday, 28 March until 9am on Tuesday, 2 April 2024.

You can find out what events are happening in halls during this period by checking out our events calendar.

Students on placements and international programmes overseas

We know many students are overseas on placement during the Easter period and may need to get in touch should an urgent situation arise. We have the details of who to contact in an emergency below.

IT support

If you have any IT queries over the Easter break, IT Services are still here for you.

The IT Support Centre, including the Kilburn Building in-person support desk, is closed for the Bank Holiday weekend from 5pm on Thursday, 28 March and will reopen at 8am on Tuesday, 2 April 2024. If you encounter a problem between these dates, you can use the 24/7 phone line or Support Portal, and the out-of-hours service desks will deal with most IT enquiries. Please note that some requests and queries may need to be resolved once the University reopens.


We know that many of you will be revising and studying over the Easter break and we want to make sure you can still access the Library services you need.

Students' Union

The Students' Union Building opening times will vary depending on the gigs and events taking place. Check the SU website for opening times on specific days.

Visit the Students' Union website to explore a range of support resources. 


During the Easter break, the Careers Service is available to support you online.

Staying active

If you're staying on campus over Easter, check out our workout videos and sports centre opening hours below:

Faculty support

If you wish to contact your School's Student Support Hub, a full list of contact details can be found on the Student Support site.

The details of each Faculty’s available support this Easter is listed below:

Contact us

24/7 support is available for all students through our Campus Support and Security and ResLife teams over the Easter period.

If you need help or advice up to Friday, 29 March, please contact your School support team.