Calculating Working Days

What are 'Working Days'?

Working days at the University are calculated on the days the University is ‘open for business’ (not just when campus might be accessible). This means working days do not include weekends and some public holidays, so you need to calculate them carefully. Not all public holidays are University holidays, so check the University's Key Dates.

If you get an email from the University indicating you have a certain amount of ‘working days’ to respond, then you can count the next working day as your Day 1 and count on from there. This means that if you get an email on a Friday giving you ‘five working days’ to reply, then you would count the following Monday as Day 1 (unless that Monday was a University holiday).

So if you get an email on Friday 22 December 2023 and you have ‘five working days’ to respond, your Day 1 will not be until Tuesday 2 January 2024 and your fifth working day would fall on Monday 8 January 2024.