Parent and Guardian Resources
We support staff who are raising a family and recognise the importance of taking leave during this time.
Guidance and Support
Maternity and Paternity Careers Coaching Service
We offer a free Maternity and Paternity Careers Coaching Service to support staff in the time before, during, and after their period of leave.
Returning Carers' Scheme
We have a Returning Carers’ Scheme to support academic staff across all faculties in re-establishing their independent research careers on return from extended leave for reasons connected to caring.
Return to Work Induction
A guide for managers and staff returning from leave.
It may also be helpful to discuss your situation with your HR Team or with a trusted work colleague in confidence.
Parents and Carers Network
The Parents and Carers Network provides a source of support and advice for staff with parenting and/or caring responsibilities from around the University.
Parental Leave Scheme
Adoption Leave Scheme
Eligibility and benefits of the Adoption Leave Policy, including guidance on pension arrangements and returning to work.
Paternity / Partner Leave
Find out about the Paternity and Partner Leave Policy. This includes paternity leave for adoption.
We recognise that parents, in particular, benefit from flexible working in order to take care of their children. Find out about flexible working.
Travel, Subsistence and Expenses Policy - Childcare Costs
Read the guidance on claiming childcare costs related to conferences or training.
Shared Parental Leave
Did you know we offer free swimming for pregnant users? Just download and return this application form free-pregnant-swim (PDF, 510kB) to the pool’s reception desk. You will need your NHS prescription exemption card as proof of eligibility. No membership required.