Staff wellbeing is an important part of remaining healthy at work.
Staff networks are independently run and are designed to provide a supportive environment for staff to discuss issues and concerns. Networks at the University include:
Parenting and Maternity
The University's guidance for pregnancy and maternity can be found on the intranet (log-in required). Item 7 refers to fixed-term contracts and may be useful for early career researchers.
The University also offers a discounted staff rate for its nurseries in Edgbaston and Selly Oak.
The College of Medical and Dental Sciences also runs a number of initiatives that benefit parents. Find out more about the Athena SWAN Parental Leave Grant and reserving a parking space to attend antenatal appointments or use a KIT/SPLIT day.
A private room has been created for multiple use by staff and postgraduate students. The 'Privacy Pod' can be used by/as:
- Individuals returning from maternity leave who wish to express and store milk.
- A calm room for staff who may be going through stress related anxiety.
- Individuals who may need to rest from back pain (yoga mats are provided).
The 'Privacy Pod' is located in the Murray Learning Centre (Room 103) and contains comfy seating, a fridge, hand-washing facilities and yoga mats. For further information, please contact Sharon Murphy.