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03 October 2019

The University of Cambridge has recognised the challenges faced by employees who have responsibility for children or older dependants when, for example, childcare provision is unexpectedly unavailable or there are other unexpected changes of circumstances.  In response, provision is being extended with effect from 1 October 2019.  The changes include up to 5 working days’ paid leave in any rolling 12-month period (pro-rated for part-time employees), with a limit of 2 working days of paid leave on any single occasion. Further information is available to staff in the Special Leave Policy and relevant staff guides on the University's HR website.

We hope this improved policy will greatly benefit the Department of Materials Science's staff community and beyond.