A number of services, including the buses and libraries, will have reduced opening hours or service over the spring break which runs from 4 - 22 April 2022.
The majority of university services will also be closed for the Easter weekend bank holidays from 15 - 18 April 2022, except for the Open Access computer centre in Poole House (Talbot Campus) which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Opening hours for core BU services are below:
There will be a reduced UNIBUS service from Monday 4 April, with normal services beginning again on Monday 25 April.
Both libraries will be open during the spring break, but closed for the Easter weekend bank holiday (Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April inclusive) - check online for full library opening hours.
The Library’s e-journals and e-books are all available off campus, using your BU username and password. Check out our library guide on logging into e-resources from off-campus for more detail. Also, the Study Skills area on Brightspace has lots of resources and online tutorials to help you brush up on skills such as revision and exam techniques.
AskBU will be open during the spring break as below, but closed for the Easter weekend bank holiday (15 - 18 April). You can contact the team by calling 01202 969696, or email [email protected], or check the online FAQs. Opening hours at Poole House (Talbot Campus) and Bournemouth Gateway Building (Lansdowne Campus) are:
- Monday to Thursday: 9am - 5pm
- Friday: 9am - 4.30pm
Careers & Employability
The Careers & Employability service will be open in the Careers Centre (outside the library, Talbot Campus) over the spring break, but closed for the Easter weekend bank holiday (15 - 18 April). You can book Careers Advisor appointments, as well as search for jobs, resources and advice on MyCareerHub. From Monday 11 - Friday 22 April, the Careers Centre will be open on Tuesdays to Thursdays only, 1pm - 4pm.
Additional Learning Support
The ALS office at Talbot Campus, room DLG 17, ground floor of the Library, will be open Monday to Friday, 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm. The Lansdowne ALS office, 5th Floor of the Executive Business Centre, will be open on Mondays from 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm. You can contact the team by calling 01202 965663 or email [email protected]. Both offices will be closed for the Easter weekend bank holiday (15 - 18 April). Any appointments booked with staff will carry on as normal.
Open Access Centre
The Open Access computer centre in Poole House (Talbot Campus) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The main office will be open as usual during the spring break but closed over Easter weekend bank holiday (15 - 18 April). All halls of residence will have a member of staff available 24/7 over the period and/or an emergency telephone number for you to contact a member of staff. If you are unsure what this is please speak with your local accommodation team.
If you're living in Unilet accommodation, you should continue to use your usual out of hours support and call the main Poole House reception number (01202 524111) for emergencies.
If you’re living in private accommodation, including a property arranged through LettingsBU, you should have an out of hours numbers to call, so contact your landlord or agent direct if you haven’t or are unsure.
The Student Medical Centre is now closed for the spring break, but the Talbot Medical Centre (TMC) at 63 Kinson Road and the Northbourne branch at 1368 Wimborne Road are open 8am - 6.30pm, Monday - Friday. TMC is also open until 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 01202 965378 to book an appointment or get advice. Out of hours advice and guidance can be found on our urgent medical support page.
The Student Wellbeing office will be closed for the duration of the spring break and there will be no drop-in sessions running. There will be a reduced appointment based service on Tuesdays and Thursdays for those already registered with Student Wellbeing. Out of hours advice and guidance can be found on the urgent wellbeing support page.
Faith & Reflection
During the spring break the team are open for enquiries Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm in the Student Centre, 2nd floor. The team also offers drop-in sessions from Monday - Friday, and appointments are available at Lansdowne. Find out more on the SUBU Advice webpages, including recommendations for out of hours support.
University Music and music facilities
University Music ensembles and tuition will finish on Friday 1 April and resume on Monday 25 April.
Please contact [email protected] for more information.
SportBU facilities will be open during the spring break, as per the hours listed below, but closed for the Easter weekend bank holiday (15 - 18 April). Opening hours are:
- Monday - Friday: 7.15am - 8.30pm
- Saturday - Sunday: 9am - 6pm
Cash Office – Poole House
The Cash Office in Poole House will be open from 10.30am - 2pm, Tuesday - Thursday, but closed for the Easter weekend bank holiday (15 - 18 April).