We are fully committed to providing a fair and equal environment for work and study. In October 2018, we were delighted to achieve the Athena SWAN Silver Award, and are now working towards the Athena Swan Gold Award.


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

Student Support Service


Our Student Support 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

Find out more about Working at UEA



Our on-site Nursery is available to staff and students. We have a family room in the basement of the Elizabeth Fry Building, which is fitted out for nursing mothers. To access this room contact the Hub in the Elizabeth Fry Building on 01603 597578.


Flexible Working


Employees who have worked with us 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 also available through our 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.




We offer support for undergraduate career development. Contact Dr Louis Renoult – Director of Employability.