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Work-life balance

Find out more about our package of family-friendly policies, at least 32 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), opportunities for study leave and more.

Leave and working hours

We provide a generous leave entitlement (either 32 or 37 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays) from your first day of employment with us.

A standard 35-hour working week applies to the majority of jobs in the University.

Study leave

Members of academic staff may apply for study leave to develop research or teaching activities for the benefit of the University, as well as personal development.

Family-friendly policies

There are various pay and leave options available to new and expectant parents, including shared parental leave.

Find out more about our family-friendly policies.

"Despite being a late entrant to academia and a working mother, I have felt fully supported in my journey to achieve my ambition of becoming a Professor."


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