Staff can benefit from complementary health and relaxation treatments provided at low cost in our Wellbeing Centre, at Reed Mews on the Streatham Campus. Find out more about the complementary therapies.


We take the wellbeing of our staff and students seriously and are continually improving the range of facilities and support available. Some of the key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees’ wellbeing include:

Generous leave


A generous holiday allowance of between 39 and 41 days, inclusive of University closure days and public holidays

Family friendly


Maternity leave and pay arrangements apply to all female staff, which include a University maternity pay scheme for those who have been employed by the University for at least 26 weeks ending with the qualifying week. Find out more about maternity entitlements.


  • Ordinary Paternity leave and pay: a maximum of 2 weeks' leave during which you will receive your normal weekly pay for the two weeks , including statutory paternity pay (subject to earning over the lower earnings level).
  • Additional Paternity leave and pay: between 2-26 weeks' leave which may be available, subject to qualifying criteria.

Find out more about paternity entitlements.


Adoption leave and pay: if you have 26 weeks' qualifying service you are entitled to take up to 52 weeks' leave. Staff qualifying for statutory adoption pay are also entitled to University adoption pay. Find out about adoption entitlements.

Emergency leave, parental leave, compassionate leave

Leave for emergency domestic situations eg accident or sudden illness of children or other dependants. Find out about other family friendly leave policies on our Parents and Carers website.

Working for the University of Exeter gives a great work/life balance.

Rob Doidge, Head Chef, Terrace Restaurant

Flexible working

Flexible working allows staff to change their pattern or total hours of working through discussions with their manager (taking into consideration the needs of the business). Find out more about flexible working.

Right to request flexible working

Staff who are carers of relatives, partners and people living with them or whose children are aged eight years (or if their child is disabled, aged under 18) may apply to work flexibly to help them care for their child, children or other dependant.

Occupational Health

Our Occupational Health Service provides advice on both employment and other health issues, including referral to a confidential staff counselling service.


There are a range of cafes and shops for the use of staff and students on each of the University’s campuses, providing a huge variety of healthy, fresh food. We also have a once a month during term time on the Streatham Campus.

Further information

Find out further information about all our staff arrangements on the current staff website.