Work-Life Balance

Work-Life BalanceThe 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.
  • Childcare
    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.
  • Flexi-time
    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.
  • Personal Relationships
    Guidance for staff to manage any personal relationships in the workplace.
  • Shared Parental Leave
    Information on the rights and entitlements for staff wishing to take shared parental leave.
  • Social Media
    Information to help staff understand the boundaries of social networking in relation to their employment.
  • 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.

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