SUSU and the University are closed

The University will return to normal operations on the morning of Monday 6 December.

We expect weather conditions to have improved by Saturday 4 December. For your own safety we would advise caution if you intend to travel to any of the campuses over the weekend as not all pathways will have been cleared or car parks gritted.

Over the weekend the University will be prioritising its efforts to support the student experience during the return to normal operations.

Students’ Union
The Students’ Union will be open as normal from 8am on Saturday
Glamourpuss at the Cube will now take place on Saturday 11th December
The Bridge, Stag’s Head, Cafe SUSU and the Shop will be open as normal over the weekend.
Union Films will be open as normal on Sunday for The Other Guys and The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Showstoppers Winter Revue in the West Refectory will take place as scheduled
The Bridge will also be open on 4 December for the ECSS Ball.
Winchester Students’ Union will open as normal

Student Halls
These will be operating as normal.

Hartley Library
On Highfield campus the Hartley Library will be open on Saturday at 9am as normal, although catering facilities will be limited.

Jubilee Sport Hall
This facility will be closed until Monday.

Turner Sims Concert Hall
The Courtney Pine performance scheduled for Friday 3 December has had to be postponed due to the severe weather. For further details please visit

Nuffield Theatre
Performances are running as scheduled.

John Hansard Gallery
The Gallery will be closed until Monday.


The university and the Students’ Union will also be closed on FRIDAY 3rd December. The official statement from the university is as follows:

Due to the freezing conditions forecast for the next 24 hours, the University will remain closed on Friday 3 December, to safeguard the personal safety of staff and students.

There will be no access to University buildings on any of the campuses, apart from halls of residence.

Despite the closure, staff will be paid for tomorrow. However, the University will expect staff to make their best endeavours to work from home, providing they are not faced with unexpected carer responsibilities. Members of staff who are essential for maintaining the infrastructure of the University will be contacted by their line managers.

If staff members have organised events or are expecting external visitors, they should ensure that these people are informed of the closure.

Students who were scheduled for lectures, assessments or exams will not be disadvantaged and alternative arrangements will be made.

The temperatures are expected to rise towards the end of Friday and the University plans to operate normally again from Saturday morning.


Staff and students who have made it onto campus today are welcome to stay until 3pm.

Catering facilities on Highfield Campus in building 85 and the Staff Social Centre will be open until 2pm. All other outlets will be closed. The Library will be open until 1pm.

At 3pm all staff and students will be expected to leave the campus.


The University and Students’ Union are CLOSED today (Thursday) due to the snow.

The official statement from the university is:

Due to the severe weather conditions the University is unable to provide suitable levels of support for staff and students today. We are therefore closing the University. For updates on the situation for tomorrow (Friday), please keep looking at the website. If you have any particular queries you can email

Adam Wheeler, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Please check Sussed and the SUSU website for further information

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One Comment on "SUSU and the University are closed"

  1. SUSU
    02/12/2010 at 4:06 pm Permalink

    Will the referendum results still be going ahead?

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