Working Lives

The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences (CVS) is committed to the continuous improvement of the working culture, environment and work/life balance of all Departmental staff and students.

The Working Lives Group aims to improve the working culture, environment and work/life balance for all members of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, as set out in our Terms of Reference. Working Lives Group membership is drawn from all sections of the Department.

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News & Events

Feedback from staff and students on their experience of working within the Department is welcomed and can be given personally or anonymously. The Department also undertakes an annual staff and student survey to inform its action plan for improvement. Updates to staff and students on progress made in this area is provided regularly through this webpage and Departmental communications.

Use the links in the A-Z index below to access the University's latest information, documents and forms. Subjects have been listed beneath the sites for ease of location. Alternatively, enter the subject into the search box (top right hand corner of this screen) to obtain a direct link to the subject or policy.

A-Z Index
  • Human Resources
    Annual Leave
    Careers Advice
    Compassionate Leave
    Maternity, Pregnancy and Breast Feeding 
    Paternity and Shared Parental Leave
    Flexible Working
    Indeterminate Hours
    Study Leave
    Working from Home
  • Research Support Office (internal)
    News, Events and Training
    Research Project Lifecyle: 
    Guidelines on applying for
    funding and managing
  • Safety, Health and

    Occupational Health
    Sports and Recreation
    Staff Wellbeing
  • Safety Services
    Biological and Chemical Safety
    Fire Safety
    General Safety
    Radiation Safety
  • Student Support Service
    Mental Wellbeing
    Student Counselling
    and Wellbeing (including
    Self Help Guides and Resources)
  • Student Welfare Service
    Academic Issues
    Accommodation Support
    Child Care Advice
    International Student Advice
    Legal Advice
    Student Finance
  • Trade Unions
    UCU (for academic and academic related staff)
    Unite (for clerical and technical staff
    UNISON (for manual, ancilliary and craft trades)

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Working Lives Group Newsletters

Key Contacts and Information


Athena SWAN Bronze Award holders

Internal Area (for Staff and Students)
(A-Z forms and guidance)
Committees (including Social Committee)
Induction material
Dignity at Work Statement (internal log-in access only)
Newsletters (CVS)


Career Development Service
Tel: 0116 252 2004
Email: careershelp

Occupational Health
Tel: 0116 221 2461

Tel: 0116 252 2426

Staff Counselling and Wellbeing
Tel: 0116 223 1702
Email: staffcounsel&

Trade Unions