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Activities and support over the Christmas break

Activities and support over the Christmas break

Last reviewed: 1pm, 24 December 2021

The University will be closed from Friday 24 December at 4pm until Tuesday 4 January 8am. We still have a range of events, services and support available for students both in halls and at home during this time.

If you require urgent help there are security staff available 24/7. To contact them please call ext. 2000 on internal phones or 0114 225 2000 if calling from an external line.

Supporting your wellbeing  

The Wellbeing service will be closed from Friday 24 to Tuesday 4 January. There is still lots of support and resources available to support your mental health and wellbeing.

Our Student Wellbeing Service page provides information, advice and practical support for your psychological wellbeing. These services can help you manage your studies and make the most of university life.

Our online self help service Togetherall, is free for students at Hallam. You can log in with your student email address.

Library Services

Our two campus libraries are open 24/7 throughout the Christmas break, and Library Chat will continue to be available as part of the library online.

Careers Connect

Our Careers Connect building will be closed from 17 December - 10 January. Our Employability Advisers are still on hand to support you via online appointments and our Careers Connect team are available on email and phone until 24 December, returning 4 January. During this closure, you can access our ‘Careers Support over the Holidays’ online package of digital tools designed to help you focus and build upon your career aspirations over the winter break.

Student Funding

The service closes at 4.45pm on Friday 24 December. If you have issues whilst the service is closed, please consider contacting Stepchange.

Reporting Covid-19 symptoms

If you have symptoms or have tested positive, please notify us. This helps us manage cases and offer you support.

International Experience Team

The service will close on Friday 24 December and will reopen on Tuesday 4 January. Welcome services for new international students will resume on 5 January 2022. Social activities have been planned for international students remaining on campus during the Christmas break.  Advice about accessing GP services and healthcare during the Christmas break has been published in the International student newsletter.

IT support

Although we will be taking a break from Friday 24 December to Tuesday 4 January, you can still contact our out-of-hours service on 0114 225 3333 all day, every day.

You can also report issues, or submit requests, using our self-service portal which will be dealt with when the University reopens. You can find more information on the IT and Library services tab.

Students' Union

The building will close for Christmas on Wednesday 22 December at 5pm. The HUBS will then plan to reopen on Thursday 6 January, with our services resuming virtually from Tuesday 4 January. Normal service will resume on Thursday 6 January. For further information, please contact the Students' Union.

Support services

Visit the Student Advice Centre page for more information on extra support.

If you need Covid support, visit the SU´s Covid support pages here which includes campus guidance and information on what to do if you are self-isolating.

For any general enquiries, you can email studentsunion@shu.ac.uk or call 0114 225 4111.

Preparing for exams

Take a look at information, guidance and support, to help you get prepared for exams in January.

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