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Winter Break Closure Information

Winter Break Closure Information

The Students’ Guild Officers and staff will be taking a break over Christmas...

As we head towards the end of term, we hope you’re looking forward to a break over the holidays! Your Students’ Guild Officers and staff will be taking a much needed break– you can find full details as well as the support available to you below.

Students’ Guild Closure

Your Students’ Guild will be closed from Wednesday 23 December until Monday 4 January, which means that student services including Advice, Activities and Voice won’t be open for support - any queries will be actioned when we return. The teams will be ready to support leading up to then and after the Christmas break.

  • The Officer team will be off over the break. Some may be taking an extended break, so check their social media channels for exact details. If you need to get in touch with them, get in touch via email and they’ll get back to you when they can when they return from leave.

  • Guild Reception will be closed from 16:00 Thursday 10 December until Monday 4 January.

  • Our social media accounts will be checked occasionally over the Christmas break, so if you do have anything urgent, you can contact us there and we’ll get back to you when we can.

  • We’ll be updating you on when Guild spaces such as Devonshire House and Kay House will be closed very soon.

What support can I get over the Winter Break?

The University have certain services available over the winter break, click here to find out more.

Our Advice Service will be closed from 23 December, but the team will be available to support after the break as usual.

You can get support with:

  • Nightline - the incredible student run service is open throughout the Winter Break. 
  • Mind – Mind offer support and advice if you’re having problems with mental health.

  • NHS – The NHS can offer services including emergency support.

  • Samaritans – If you are in need of someone to talk to then Samaritans can support in that way.

Don’t forget to complete our coronavirus feedback form if the pandemic is affecting any aspect of your time at University. Make sure you’ve also visited our coronavirus webpage for the latest updates, including on travel.

Leaving your accommodation

If you’re leaving your accommodation in Exeter for the Christmas break, it’s a good idea to check or do a few things before you go, especially if you’re in private accommodation:

  • Make sure nothing is left in your fridge that’ll go off – you’ll thank us in January!

  • Set your heating to come on for a short amount of time – this will help to stop your pipes freezing if it gets really cold and stop condensation and damp occurring.

  • Take your valuables with you, or make sure you’ve got insurance to cover you.

  • Let your accommodation provider know if you’re required to.

  • Tidy before you go – you’ll really appreciate coming back to a tidy space!

Don’t forget to check out our Housing Advice and Move Smart webpages for more info and advice on housing!

We hope you have a nice winter break – let us know if there’s anything we can do to help over the next couple of weeks!

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