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Working Parents have their say on how to develop University policy

13 Nov 2018

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

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Our campaign on The Hive is full of activity, with staff from across the University sharing their views on how to develop policies on maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. 

To date, the campaign has received: 

  • 27 ideas
  • 421 votes

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. 

The top three ideas are focused on the following topics:

  • Remote working/ working from home
  • Equal job opportunities for part-time staff
  • Increased paternity leave 

Remember to get involved on The Hive and share your ideas, comments and votes. 

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. Your feedback is vital as the University reviews maternity, adoption and shared parental leave – as well as additional support arrangements and initiatives. 

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 ideas 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.