Paternity Leave Policy

Paternity Leave is available to allow employees time away from work following the birth or adoption of a child to enable them to provide care for the child and/or support the partner after a birth or adoption. 

The Paternity Leave policy outlines the conditions and entitlements of the University's Paternity Leave Scheme and associated payment arrangements. 

Key Points

  • Eligible staff are entitled to take up to two weeks' paid Paternity Leave after the birth or adoption of a child. 
  • You may begin your Paternity Leave from the day of birth or adoption and should complete it within 56 days of the date of birth or adoption.

Applications for Paternity Leave are subject to criteria outlined in the Paternity Leave Policy (below). Please see the document for full terms and conditions.


Paternity Leave Policy

Apply for Ordinary Paternity Leave - Childbirth/UK Adoption/Overseas Adoption

More Information

Maternity Leave

Adoption and Surrogacy Leave

Shared Parental Leave

Parental Leave

Keeping in Touch Days


For UKRI (formerly RCUK) grant holders - Paternity Leave guidance is available in the Terms & Conditions

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