Family friendly policies

Maternity leave, paternity leave, shared parental leave, flexible working, time off for dependants, policies and more

The University has a number of family friendly policies and initiatives, including policies for staff and for students.

Initiatives to support staff:

Initiatives to support students:

The University of Edinburgh Maternity Leave Toolkit provides information and guidance to staff and managers on the maternity leave process.

The School of Engineering has a local Maternity leave procedure document to help staff plan their maternity leave and to give guidance to line managers of pregnant staff. It does not reflect the shared parental leave changes that have recently come into law and will be updated after the University policy has been completed.

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Family friendly policies