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Special leave

Emergency leave is part of the University’s Special Leave scheme.  Find out more.

Emergency leave


All members of staff have a statutory entitlement to reasonable unpaid time off work to deal with sudden emergencies involving a dependant and to make any necessary longer term arrangements.

The Unviersity agreed to an exceptional temporary arrangements including paid time off for emergency leave during the pandemic. The University Executive Board have now agreed to a new arrangement. From the 1 August 2022 there is provision for up to 5 days paid (pro rata) Family Emergency Leave and 1 day Domestic Emergency Leave. For further information see the tabs below.