The University has various policies and guides which support family life or help staff find a work/life balance.

Adoption, Surrogacy Pay and Leave Policy

The University is committed to providing support for employees before the arrival of their child and during their return to work.


Caring for Carers Guidance

This guidance outlines the support available to employees who have a caring responsibility so that they can balance work with caring commitments.


Flexible Working Policy

This applies to all employees who meet the eligibility criteria, who wish to exercise their statutory right to request flexible working.


Flexible Retirement Guidance

Flexible retirement allows employees to request a reduction in their working hours in advance of full retirement from their role at the University.


Maternity Policies

As an employer of choice, the University provides additional benefits for pregnant employees, and is committed to supporting employees throughout their pregnancy and return to work.


Parental Leave Policy

This statutory parental leave scheme is to enable employees to take unpaid time off work to spend with their child prior to its 18th birthday.


Partner Leave Policy

This policy outlines the statutory entitlements for partner leave and pay in relation to benefits for new parents.


Shared Parental Leave Policy

This policy allows employees to access shared parental leave without the requirement to satisfy the continuity of service test set by the UK Government for access to the statutory scheme.


Emergency Time Off for Dependants Policy

This policy concerns the statutory right to a reasonable amount of unpaid time off work to deal with emergencies involving 'dependants'. This could be an employee's spouse or partner, child, parent, or anyone living in the employee's household as a member of the family.


Special Leave Policy

This policy explains the types of leave available to deal with situations not covered within the scope of the above policies.

View all Family Leave Policies