Parents and carers' resources

Achieving a better work-life balance

Looking after dependents is an issue likely to affect the majority of the University’s workforce at some point in their lives. This may be looking after children, looking after elderly parents and relatives or looking after partners or children with disabilities.

The right to access work-life balance opportunities is open to all. The University actively encourages staff of all genders to access opportunities to work flexibly and play an active role in looking after their families. Our policies to support families apply equally to same-sex couples and single parents.

  • Becoming a Parent - Maternity, paternity/partner and adoption leave  and shared parental leave 
  • Managing Work and Childcare - Childcare vouchers, University nurseries, flexible working and other resources
  • Caring for Dependents - Information on flexible working arrangements, time off for dependents and other resources


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