Study Leave


Study leave is for the purpose of furthering research or other study related to your duties in the University that contributes to your development and your department/faculty┬┤s strategic objectives.


This is an expected privilege although not an absolute right for all clinical and non clinical academic staff (i.e. roles including both research and teaching responsibilities) that come under the University Statutes e.g. Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor.

How the University supports this policy:

Other initiatives and options provided to support continued professional development are varied and include other types of leave, mentoring, and development programmes.

Other types of leave potentially available to staff (including: Academic or other Specialist and Professional staff) include Special Leave, Secondment Leave or Professional Leave of Absence (Quick Links Box).

Key Principles:

  • That this leave is used to maximum effect, within a clear framework of accountability.
  • You have the opportunity to seek dedicated time to further an area of research, or other study related to your duties, the outputs of which contribute to your academic career development AND the strategic plans of your department/faculty.

What to do next:

For details on how to apply, what information will be needed to support your application, and the assessment process please refer to the Study Leave Procedure and supporting documentation, as well as other provisions available via the `Quick Links Box'.

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Last updated: 01/11