Out of Office
Good practice dictates that colleagues know who to contact in your absence. In Outlook Web Access, click Options and then Out of Office Assistant. Add an appropriate message and choose from the available options such as the date ranges within which the message applies. In Outlook 2010, click the File tab, then click Automatic Replies. Add an appropriate message and configure as necessary.
You may also wish to decide 1) if this message goes to recipients outside of Queen's or 2) only to those in your contacts. If you are on a discussion forum or messaging service you may wish to suspend your membership for the duration of your absence (each forum will have instructions about suspending messages). A mailing service used by many disciplines or categories of HE staff is JISCMail - www.jiscmail.ac.uk/.