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Working Parents – have your say on University policy

08 Nov 2018

Share your views on how to develop policies on maternity, adoption and shared parental leave

Family at home

We want your views on how to develop family policies at the University.

At the University we aim to offer leading policies and activities to support our working parents so that they can continue to work alongside their family commitments.

Over the past year, the University has made the following changes to support staff with families:

It is the University’s aim to continue to develop all our policies, and we are now reviewing policies on maternity, adoption and shared parental leave – as well as additional support arrangements and initiatives. 

To ensure these policies reflect the views of working parents at the University you are encouraged to share your views on The Hive.

The top three ideas submitted to The Hive will be collated by Gemma Dale, HR Policy and Engagement Manager, and discussed at the Working Families Group.

To share your views, visit The Hive.

What is The Hive?

The Hive is an online channel that allows staff to share ideas in response to a specific question or problem.

You can access The Hive at any time using your University username and password, simply login at If you have not accessed the Hive before you may be asked to authenticate your email address.

On The Hive you can submit your own ideas, or vote and comment on other peoples. The most popular ideas (based on likes and comments) will make their way to the top of the list.

How to use The Hive

Share your views by clicking the 'Submit Idea' button. 

To comment, click on the idea and the comment box will appear below. 

To vote, click the upward pointing arrow on the right-hand side of the idea.

  • For more information about accessing The Hive visit StaffNet.