Skip to main content

Checklist to help you plan for the 2020 Christmas closure

We’ve pulled together a checklist to help you plan for the holidays. Please take some time to have a quick look at the list for tips and information on services available during the break.


Queen Mary’s closure dates

Closure dates for this year will be from 5pm on Friday 18 December

We will reopen on Monday 4 January, and the Semester 1 examination period starts on Thursday 7 January.

More information on Queen Mary's calendar can be found here:

IT Service Desk – 24/7 live chat and phone support available

IT Services is providing 24/7 phone & live chat support over the holidays. If you call the IT Service Desk on 020 7882 8888 or click the IT Help Chat button, you will be put through to an operator who can offer general advice and help with requests such as password resets, login issues and Wi-Fi connection issues.

More about the service.

Staying safe online

Make sure you stay safe online over the holidays. Queen Mary'information security team have put together some useful information to help you think before you click.

Libraries and study space bookings

Library Services opening times change over the Christmas period. The Library have introduced a 'turn up and book' service for on campus study spaces.

Find out about the Christmas opening times, as well as which study spaces will be available during the vacation and during the exam period.


Security will be providing normal cover, patrolling and monitoring all Queen Mary campuses on a 24-hour basis during the holidays. The Security Control Rooms on each campus will be open as usual to respond to any requests and enquiries that need immediate action during this time.

A member of Security can always be contacted on 020 7882 5000.

The Security team have also issued further guidance to help us make sure that the University is secure over the festive period.

Village Shop

QMSU will be opening be opening the Village Shop at Mile End during the vacation to support students remaining on campus or studying in the Library. 

Find out when the shop will be open over the holidays. 

Qmotion Sport and Fitness Centre

Looking to burn off that Christmas pudding? If you are a member of Qmotion at the Mile End campus, you can view their Christmas opening hours




Back to top