Note that researchers are entitled to the same conditions of service as other unestablished academic-related staff in relation to:

  • hours of work;
  • annual leave;
  • membership of the staff pension scheme;
  • disciplinary, grievance and appeal provisions;
  • union representation.

You do not need to provide this information: it will have been included in documentation received by the researcher at the beginning of the appointment. (These terms and conditions are summarized in the University's online Staff Guide for Academic, Academic-related and Research Staff.)

Note that the normal University arrangements, subject to sponsor conditions, apply to researchers in relation to paid sick-leave, to maternity, adoption, paternity and other parental leave, and to flexible working arrangements. Sponsor conditions do not affect employees' statutory rights.

Last updated: 24 March 2011