Many people struggle to become parents, with around one in six couples experiencing some form of infertility, and undergoing fertility treatment can be a difficult and exhausting journey. In order to better support staff undergoing fertility treatment a ‘Time off for Fertility Treatment’ policy has recently been brought in by the University. This policy recognises the physical and emotional impact on staff who are undergoing fertility treatment, and so to support people during this time staff are entitled to paid time off to receive and recover from fertility treatment and attend appointments.

Briefly, staff undergoing fertility treatment is entitled to up to five days leave per cycle of treatment (one cycle per year and no more than three cycles in total). Staff whose partner is undergoing fertility treatment are entitled to up to two days of fertility treatment leave per cycle, and also available to staff who have a surrogate or co-parent undergoing fertility treatment.

For the full policy details click here