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.

Ensure that this information is included in documentation received by the researcher at the beginning of the appointment. Terms and conditions of service are summarized in the University's online Staff Guide for Academic, Academic-related and Research Staff.

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.