Windows XP support ends on 8th April 2014. It was recently announced that anti-malware support would be extended until 13 July 2015. It should be noted that this announcement does not change the end-of-support date. No more security updates will be made available and users are advised to upgrade to a more recent version of Windows.
It is possible that there are technical, support and logistical reasons why Windows XP may be required within a University after this date. If you have concerns with regards to this that have not been addressed, please contact your Microsoft Account Manager, or for further information, visit the Microsoft website here.