The University strives to provide a supportive environment for staff who are seeking to balance responsibilities within their personal and working lives.
This section provides information on a range of policies which aim to support a positive work-life balance.
- Adoption Leave
Find out about the rights and entitlements for staff wishing to take Adoption Leave.
Information for members of staff with children.
- Compassionate Leave
Information to help members of staff needing to take time off due to a bereavement or serious family illness.
- Employee Study and Training Leave
Details of how to make a request for time off to study or attend training away from work.
- Flexible Working
Find out if you are eligible to make a request and how to apply.
Guidance is available for departments that may wish to operate flexi-time for support staff.
- Leave of Absence
Academic staff may make an application for short-term periods of absence, subject to certain qualifying criteria.
- Maternity and Pregnancy
Information on the rights and entitlements for staff wishing to take maternity leave.
- Parental Leave
Information on the rights and entitlements for staff wishing to take unpaid parental leave.
- Paternity Leave
Information on the rights and entitlements for staff wishing to take paternity leave.
- Time Off for Dependants
Members of staff may be able to take a short amount of unpaid time off to deal with specific circumstances involving a dependant.
- Time Off for Medical Appointments
Find out what to do if you need to take time off work to attend an appointment.