PLEASE NOTE:

The guidance on this website refers only to UAS staff. For University-wide guidance please see the Personnel Services website.

Annual Leave within UAS

Annual leave for full-time and part-time employees

The annual leave entitlement of all staff is specified in their contract of employment, but for the majority of staff the leave year runs from 1 October to 30 September and the entitlement is 38 days a year, comprised of:

  • 30 days (inclusive of fixed-closure days to be taken at pre-determined dates as advised by the University)
  • 8 bank holidays

Additional annual leave is awarded for long service.

Part-time staff
Your annual leave entitlement will be calculated on a pro-rata basis and expressed in hours, and will be communicated to you by a relevant departmental contact.

Requests for annual leave must be authorised by your manager in advance, and recorded appropriately within the department.

Further information and guidance on holiday entitlement can be found in the respective staff handbooks on the Personnel Services website along with an Annual leave calculator for working out your entitlement. New staff should be provided with an annual leave calculation at the start of their employment. 

Annual leave for variable hours employees

For variable hours employees holiday entitlement is calculated on a pro rata basis based on the hours they have actually worked. Further information on this, including a calculator for working out the entitlement, can be found on the Personnel Services website. It should be processed alongside the monthly hours on the Variable Hours Claim Form.

Annual leave for casual workers

For casual workers, statutory holiday entitlement is calculated on a pro rata basis based on the hours they have actually worked. It should be processed alongside the weekly hours on the Casual Payments Form.