We're fully committed to providing a fair and equal environment for work and study.

Our Dean of Faculty is a proactive member of the University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. As a faculty, we increasingly collect and welcome feedback on a wide range of issues. We have highly diverse population and continue to work hard to ensure a supportive and inclusive environment in which all can flourish.

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We have a range of policies to facilitate a supportive working environment:


Student Support Services

Our Student Support Service provides students and staff with support for a wide range of academic and health issues.

Parental, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave


We have policies in place to support those with changing family circumstances:

  • Parental Leave
  • Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave

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Our on-site nursery is available to all staff and students. We also have a family room fitted out for nursing mothers which is located in the Elizabeth Fry Building. To use the room, contact the Hub in the Elizabeth Fry Building on 01603 597578.

Flexible Working


Employees who have worked at the University for 26 weeks or more, have a statutory right to request flexibility in their working pattern.

Returning to Work after Illness


Following a period of ill health, we offer support for returning to work. This may include access to a phased return, short term amendments to duties or working hours, or adjustments to the physical environment.

Staff Support


There is tailored support for female research staff across the Norwich Research Park. 

Mentorship is available through the University Centre for Staff and Educational Development 

PhD Students and Research Associates


We provide support and mentoring for PhD students and Research Associates. This is delivered by research teams, The Personal and Professional Development Programme and the Staff Research Forum.