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Easter holiday: Opening and closing times and where to go for support

As we head towards the Easter break we wanted to share details of when the SU and University will be open and closed, services that are available to you and where to go for support.

Beds SU

By Beds SU

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Easter is just around the corner and we hope you are looking forward to some time off to rest, relax and enjoy time with your friends or family.

We know many courses will have deadlines and work needing to be completed, and you may still require access to university services, so we have put together details below:

Beds SU opening and closing times

The Students’ Union will be closing on Friday, 8 April at 5pm. We will re-open our services on Wednesday, 20 April at 10am.

The Metro

The Metro in Luton will be closed from Saturday, 9 April and then operate a limited hours service -9am to 4pm - Thursday 21 April to Sunday, 24 April. Regular hours will resume on Monday, 25 April 2022.

The Hub

The Hub in Bedford will be closed from Saturday 9 April, and reopen Wednesday, 27 April 2022.

Family Fun Day!

To celebrate the Easter break, we are holding a Family Fun Day in Bedford this Saturday (9 April) from 10am to 2pm. For more information, click here.

UoB Library opening times


OPEN - Monday - Friday 8.30 - 22.00

Saturdays 10.15 - 17.45

Sundays 12.45 - 17.45

Security will be on duty at all other times.


OPEN - 7 days a week 08:30am to 0:00am


OPEN – Closed 14th April to 19th April inclusive. Regular hours operate outside these days.

Milton Keynes

OPEN – Closed 14th April to 19th April inclusive. Regular hours operate outside these days.

For further details please head to the library opening times page.

University services

University services will be closed from Monday 11 April, reopening Tuesday 19 April.

Faith Services:

Seedbeds Community and Faith Centre will be closed from Thursday 14 April - Tuesday 19 April. Chaplain Cass Howes will be available during this period on 0793084972. If you would like to find out more about Easter Services taking place in churches in Bedford, please email

During the Easter break, University services available are as follows:

Campus Living (Luton)

Emergency contact - 07808 770659

Polhill Park (Bedford)

Emergency contact - 01234 359332 / 0300 303 1611

Emergency Duty Team

(Out of hours Social Workers) - 03003 008123

External services support

You can also access support from several external charities and local medical services including:

Mental Health (Mind):

Contact Number: 0300 366 6463



(Mental Health helpline 4.30pm – 10.30pm) - 0300 304 7000


Contact Number: 116 123


Frank - Drug and Alcohol support: 

Contact Number: 0300 123 6600


Eating Disorders:

Contact Number: 0808 801 0677


Rape Crisis:

Contact number: 0808 802 9999 - (12 - 2.30pm, 7- 9.30pm

Confidential Helpline for Men (CALM): 

Contact number: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm – midnight)

Homelessness (Luton Borough Council):

Contact number: Out of hours) - 0300 790 0342

If you are looking for local support, please contact one of the above charities who will be able to assist you. 

Medical support :

If you require emergency support from the Police, Fire Brigade or Ambulance services contact 999. 

For out of hours medical queries contact NHS England - 111.

Walk-in-centre (Luton Town Centre)

14-16 Chapel Street

Luton LU1 2SE

Opening hours Monday to Friday: 8am – 8pm - 01582 709290

Putnoe Medical Practice and Walk-in-centre (10-minute walk from Bedford Campus) 

93 Queen’s Drive

Bedford MK41 9JE

Opening hours: 8.00am – 2.00pm (Mon to Fri)

Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays - 8am – 5pm - 01234 319992

Urgent Care Service (located at Milton Keynes Hospital)

Standing Way


Milton Keynes MK6 5LD

Opening hours: 24 hours (365 days service/open all year around)

01908 303030

Shops and eating establishments:

Some retailers, including supermarkets and some cafes/restaurants will NOT open on Easter Sunday and offer revised hours for the bank holiday Friday and Monday, check websites for opening hours before making the journey.

We hope you have a joyful and filled Easter break.