Information for parents and carers

The University recognises that caring is an important role, and seeks to support staff with caring responsibilities wherever possible. Caring responsibilities can affect us all, may arise without warning, and may be temporary, long-term or permanent.  You may have caring responsibilities for relatives, or friends, or family overseas. 

You may have children, be seeking to adopt or undergoing fertility treatment, or may be, or anticipate being, a foster carer, or be trying to juggle multiple caring responsibilities. 

The University offers a range of support initiatives which seek to enable you to maintain a positive work-life balance at all stages of your life.

Networking Events Coming Up

Networking teas - 9  July  2018

We are really pleased to be offering two networking events on 9th July in the Lecture Room, Radcliffe Humanities building, Oxford

This is an informal opportunity to meet colleagues from across the University and to find out more about the support available for you. These are a continuation of the networking events, returning carers workshops and the ongoing programme of support aimed at those with caring responsibilities (which may include those caring for older relatives, dependants and people with disabilities) and those new to parenting (dads and mums, please come along).

Session 1 

Carers (1.30-2.30)

Colleagues from Personnel Services will tell us about the support available for carers working in the University.  We will be answering your questions and exploring how we can build networks of support for University staff with different caring responsibilities.  

This will be an informal opportunity to enjoy a hot drink and pastry while making connections with others.

Session 2 

New parents (2.30-3.30)

We hope that many mums and dads will find time to join us and to meet with others who are also new to parenting.  Please come along to this informal event and enjoy a hot drink and pastry while making connections and finding answers to the questions that you may have. 

Colleagues from Childcare Services and HR will be available to answer your questions

Come to one, come to both

We hope to see you there and would ask that you RSVP to Jo Mason at by 2nd July.

Venue:  Lecture Room, Radcliffe Humanities building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG