Parents and Carers

Information for parents and carers in the Department


  • Information for parents pages detail the range of family-friendly benefits offered by the University
  • Information for Carers pages include a range of support available at the University 
  • Work + Family Space is a University benefit for all employees, offering access to emergency back-up childcare and adultcare, a 'speak to an expert' phone line, and a wide range of guides and webinars 
  • A range of flexible working options are available
  • Departmental policy on remission from teaching on return from maternity/parental/adoption leave.
  • Returning Carers' fund - the University has some funds available to support those returning to research after a break due to caring responsibilities.  Please note that applications should be made at least two weeks in advance of the University deadlines via the Department's Research Facilitation Team - further information will be circulated.
  • The department has funds available for carers' expenses for conference attendance (for both department members and non department members).
  • Childcare Services run five University nurseries with Kids Planet, and the department sponsor places on these nursery waiting lists available to department members.  Contact Brenda Willoughby for further details.
  • Departmental policy on children visiting the Department
  • Privacy room - offering private space for a variety of purposes such as breast feeding or breast milk expressing (and freezing)
  • Information on baby changing
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