Summary: POLICY ON MATERNITY, PATERNITY AND ADOPTION IN RELATION TO
This policy aims to provide you with guidance if you become pregnant during
the course of your studies, if you have recently had a child, are in the process
of adopting a child, or are the partner of a person in one of these situations.
The University's existing support services are available to provide assistance
to pregnant students and new parents. Further details of the support available
are provided below.
If you become pregnant or are in the process of adoption you are encouraged
to inform Student Services and your tutor or supervisor as soon as is
reasonable, so that your plans can be discussed and arrangements made for
leave and prospective return to study.
Advice on your entitlements may be obtained from the Financial Information
and Advice Team in Student Services.
The Student's Union Advice and Information Centre (SUAIC) aims to provide
all students at the University with free, independent and confidential advice
and representation in a friendly, relaxed environment. For those students
affected by this policy SUAIC can provide specific advice on student funding,
money management, study arrangements, welfare benefits and employment