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Study leave

The University recognises that it has a responsibility, in partnership with individual staff, to encourage and support personal development and training that will help develop the knowledge, skills and aptitudes of staff and consequently improve the effectiveness of the individual and the institution.

Right to request time off for study or training

The University is committed to encouraging and supporting its staff to undertake appropriate training and development and recognises the benefits that these opportunities bring to all staff and the University as a whole.

The University's Centre for Staff Training and Development already runs a large number of in-house courses, sessions and workshops that are open to all staff on a range of subjects and differ in length and detail. However, the University recognises that other externally provided courses may be appropriate for some employees from time to time.

All University employees who have a minimum of 26 weeks' continuous service have a legal right to make a formal request for time off work to undertake training or study where the training or study is relevant to the employee's role within the University.

If you wish to make a formal request for time off for training or study then you should do so in writing using the Study Leave request form. Requests may not be submitted more than once every 12 months.

If you have any questions about this please contact your HR Partner/Advisor.