Researchers are entitled to the same conditions of service as other unestablished staff in relation to:

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

Researchers must be included in the Departmental/Faculty arrangements for appraisal.

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.