Welcome to the Parents@TUOS network
The Parents@TUOS network was set up following the enthusiastic response to the Children in Academia event which was held in May 2012. In combination with Women@TUOSNET (The University of Sheffield Womens Network) and encompassing the former Parent Researcher coffee mornings hosted by Think ahead in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, this network aims to:
- Be a conduit for information
- Support all staff and students through career breaks
- Share best practice and "how to" tips
One of the activities as part of this scheme is to host quarterly coffee mornings for men and women at the university who have families, are about to start a family, or are thinking have children in the future. Each coffee morning will have a specific theme and will include opportunities for discussion and networking.
In March 2013, we launched an informal mentoring scheme Parent to Parent (P2P) to help support parents going on, or returning from, parental leave.
In November 2014 we launched the Adopters Network to support adoptive parents and people thinking about adopting.
If you would like to join the mailing list for the Parents@TUOS network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I support my...
Research Finance provides support and guidance on financial aspects of externally funded research grants and contracts, including parental leave, based on the sponsor type. For more information, please speak to the team member responsible for your grant.
Family Friendly Initiatives
Sheffield City Council 'Sheffield Parenting Strategy
Active Kids Camp
For further information regarding school holiday activities in Sheffield, please refer to netmums.