School of Physics and Astronomy

Policy and Procedure Documentation

Policy and Procedure Documentation

Please note that you may need to identify through IDcheck to access some of these policy document, but there is some information on specific Physics and Astronomy schemes below under 'Diversity good practice'.

University Induction and Probation schemes.

University policy on appraisals and promotions.

University policy on sabbatical leave.

Maternity, paternity and adoption leave policies.

SPA maternityPlus policy.

University policy on flexible working.

SPA workload model.

SPA sabattical information.

QMUL Women's mentoring scheme

QMUL PhD holiday and maternity entitlements:
In the Code of Practise:
26. All students should agree their holiday periods, normally up to a maximum of six weeks per year, with their supervisor. Excessive absences must be reported to the Head of School/Institute and the Dean for Research, if appropriate, via normal progress report procedures.
In the regulations:
2.81 A student may interrupt their registration on the grounds of primary carer leave for up to one year per child. This may cover pregnancy and related illnesses, and/or caring responsibilities. Periods of interruption for primary carer leave shall not count towards the maximum of two years permitted for interruption, but in all other respects the standard interruption procedures shall apply. Secondary carers wishing to take an extended period of leave shall do so under the standard interruption procedures.

QMUL Policy on unpaid time off for dependents: p11 in HR Code of Practise - maternity