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

Networking teas

We held two networking events on 9th July: one for carers and one for new parents.

These were an informal opportunity to meet colleagues from across the University and to find out more about the support available for you.

If you would be interested in hearing about future events please email:

Parents - joanne.mason@admin.ox.ac.uk 

Carers - carers@admin.ox.ac.uk