Absence and Attendance
This section provides information about what happens if you need to take time away from the University, including holidays, other types of planned leave and unexpected events such as illness.
- Academic Study Leave
Members of academic staff become eligible to apply for study leave after an inital period of service with the University.
- Adoption Leave
Find out what help is available if you have decided to adopt.
- Annual Leave
Details of entitlement and guidelines for arranging and taking holidays.
Information for members of staff with children.
- Compassionate Leave
Time off may be granted to help members of staff with a bereavement or serious family illness.
- Employee Study and Training Leave
Make a request for time off to study or attend training away from work.
- Leave of Absence
Academic staff may make an application for short-term periods of absence, subject to certain qualifying criteria.
- Maternity Leave
Information on rights and entitlements for staff wishing to take maternity leave.
- Parental Leave
Guidance is available for members of staff who need to take unpaid parental leave.
- Paternity Leave
Details of the rights and entitlements for staff wishing to take paternity leave.
- Public Service and Duty Leave
Members of staff undertaking voluntary public service may be able to take paid leave of absence.
- Sickness Absence
Information about the management of sickness absence and what members of staff should do if they are unwell.
- Special Study Leave
This may be available to staff preparing for the REF and is complementary to the existing study leave scheme.
- Time Off for Dependants
Members of staff can take a short amount of unpaid time off to deal with specific circumstances involving a dependant.
- Time Off for Medical Appointments
Find out what you need to do if you have to take time out to attend an appointment.
- Time Off in Lieu
Help with the arrangements that are available when additional hours are worked.
- Unpaid Leave
Find out which situations might be appropriate for unpaid time off work.
- Useful Dates
Dates of Terms, Semesters and other key dates, such as Bank Holidays, to help you plan time off.