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SMD Parents

SMD Parents is a network, a forum and a resource centre housed on QM+. Below are links to policies for parents with children under 18. These links are clickable only for QMUL university staff.

For access to SMD Parents, please visit the SMD Gender Equality pages on QM+.

 Resources for SMD Parents
Before the baby

QMUL Ante-natal leave policy

Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave Policies

Family leave for research funded positions

Unpaid parental leave

Maternity risk assessment

During leave

While you are on parental leave, you can do up to 10 days' salaried work for the College. 

Read more about KIT days in the QMUL Employee guides to maternity, paternity and adoption leave. 

Returning to work

Breastfeeding/Expressing Milk Statement

Flexible Working Policy 

Unpaid time off for dependents

Compassionate and other leave for family reasons policy

Leave and Work/Life Balance

Childcare options

QMUL Childcare options

QMUL staff nursery

QMUL Childcare vouchers

Parents' guide to childcare vouchers

Leave and Work/Life Balance

National Childminding Association (PACEY)

Childcare calculator

All about Government help with childcare costs

Royal Society 'Parent Carer Scientist'

Staff Wellbeing 

QMUL funds a confidential employee assistance service, Workplace Options - WPO (formerly Employee Advisory Resource) to support employees and their families.  The service is telephone based and in addition to counselling offers an information and advice service on issues including finance and debt; the law and consumer rights; education, housing, health, childcare and family matters. This is an entirely confidential service and no personal information is released to QMUL.  For assistance call: