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Christmas closure period: external support for students

The University will be closed for the Christmas break between Friday 22nd December and re-opens on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

During this time, we want to make sure that you have resources available to support you. As well as our External Resource page for general wellbeing, medical emergencies, housing, and financial support, this page is for specific Christmas-related support.

St Mary’s Security team are on-site throughout the closure period (24 hours) for emergencies only and can be contacted by telephone 0208 240 4335.


Student Space

Christmas can be a challeging time for some people. You can read supportive articles such as 'Make the most of your time at home', and 'If you're going home at Christmas, but don't want to' on the Student Space website. Contact Student Space over the Christmas break via:

Mind - Christmas support

Mind have created dedicated pages including 'Christmas coping tips' and 'support others at Christmas'.


While the holiday season can represent joy & togetherness, it can also be associated with loneliness and anxiety. Togetherall is available throughout the holidays, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. You get access to this for free by registering with your university email address.

Other support

You can also access:

Financial support

You can access:

Housing concerns

Please check out:

Out of hours medical emergencies