Four in five people will become parents during their working life. At the University, in an average year around 235 staff take maternity or adoption leave, around 100 take paternity leave and a growing number of parents are taking shared parental leave. These life events are often very positive, but are also times of enormous change, and staff may need particular support.
A downloadable guide is available for managers and supervisors outlining practical information that you need to support your staff. It also provides specific advice for those who manage or supervise research staff, for whom there may be additional considerations.
The downloadable guide gives an overview of the schemes only, and staff wishing to take leave must read the full guidance about the University's family leave schemes which will always be the most up-to-date source of information.
Where there is any conflict between the information given in this downloadable guide and the information in the full website guidance, then the latter will prevail.