Family Friendly Working

The Department supports staff members and students who have family responsibilities and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone.

Information for staff

For information and guidance on various policies and support available in the Department and within the University:

Maternity, paternity and parental leave (Departmental Handbook) (PDF , 141kb)

Flexible working policy (University regulation)

Support for staff with caring responsibilities (University regulation)

Sickness absence (University regulation)

Leave in special circumstances, e.g., bereavement, compassionate circumstances, domestic emergencies (University regulation)

Staff with childcare responsibilities can take advantage of Nursery Extra and the Childcare Voucher Scheme.

Information for students

The Department of Politics and the University of York are committed to the support and fair treatment of students during pregnancy, maternity, paternity, the process of adoption and whilst breastfeeding. The University has introduced a set of policies enabling students who have parental responsibilities to continue their studies and be supported during their time in York.

Learn more about he University policy regarding students with parental responsibilities

Information for staff and students

The City of York offers different options for childcare, such as childminders, nurseries and breakfast clubs. Find out more about City of York childcare options