Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 222222
Loughborough University

Human Resources

Annual leave

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Everyone needs time off - to spend time with their family and friends, recoup, rest . . . basically spend time doing things that aren’t related to work!

Employees of Loughborough University enjoy a healthy annual leave entitlement.

How many days are you entitled to?

Grade Holiday entitlement
6 and above 30 days per year
1 to 5

20 days per year

Rising to 25 days on completion of five years' service*

Rising to 27 days on completion of 30 years' service*

* Based on length of service on the first day of the leave year

Extra time off for everyone

All employees at Loughborough receive an additional 14 days leave through University closure days and bank holidays.

Closure days fall on days when the University is not open (other than some sports facilities) and are granted in addition to your annual leave entitlement.

Dates for closure days and bank holidays vary every year. As guidance though, below is a list of when the days are normally used:

Between Christmas and New Year: Four closure days and three bank holidays

Easter: Two bank holidays and one closure day (Friday, Monday, Tuesday)

May Bank Holiday: One bank holiday (Monday)

Spring Bank: One bank holiday (Monday)

Late Summer bank holiday: One bank holiday and one closure day (Monday and Tuesday)

Equal time off for part-time employees

Part-time employees are entitled to the same amount of annual leave as full-time employees, on a pro rata basis to the hours that they work. As part-time workers do not always work the same number of hours each day, their entitlement will be calculated in hours.

You will also receive a pro rata entitlement to bank holidays and closure days.

Further information on annual leave

To view our official policy, find out more about part-time and term-time workers, job sharers, and to download the Holiday Calculator visit the annual leave policy web pages.


Contact us

Tel: 01509 222169

Fax: 01509 223903