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Winter Break Closure 2021

Winter Break Closure 2021

Information on our opening times and where you can get support over the holidays.

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 17:00 on Friday 17 December until 09:00 on Tuesday 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 18:00 Friday 10 December until 09:00 Tuesday 4 January. 

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

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 17:00 on 17 December until 09:00 on 4 January, but the team will be available to support after the break as usual. 

You can get support with: 

  • Mind – Mind offer support and advice if you’re having problems with mental health. 

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

  • The Moorings @ Devon offer out of hours mental health support between 18:00 – 00:00 to anyone aged 16+ in the Devon area.  

  • If you’re not in Exeter and you need urgent mental health support , then you can find your local Urgent Mental Health Line here  

  • Samaritans – If you are in need of someone to talk to then Samaritans can support in that way. Call 116 123 or email 

Our Activities team will also be off over the break, but there will be a few events for those students who are staying in Exeter in December. Check this page for what’s on and tickets. 

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!

Your Students’ Guild 





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