Annual Leave

Annual Leave

The annual leave year runs from 1 September in any one year, to 31 August of the following year.

All leave must be booked and agreed in advance, using the appropriate recording method within your department.

The leave allowance will in most cases be taken during this period, however there may be special circumstances when this is not practical.

Colleagues who have taken periods of time away due to maternity/adoption leave, unpaid leave, sickness absence etc should contact the HR Department, via their Head of Service/School, for advice about leave entitlement.

Colleagues may carry forward up to 5 days annual leave entitlement (pro rata for part time staff) from one leave year to the next, this must be agreed in advance with your line manager.

In exceptional circumstances, individual employees may apply, in writing to their Head of Service/Institute, for consideration of more than 5 days (or the pro rata equivalent for part time staff) being carried forward.

There are usually 11 fixed days of holiday during the year.

The majority of staff will be contractually entitled to paid leave in respect of public holidays and University closed days, or a pro rata allocation for part time staff where public holidays/closed days fall on a non-working day. Some discrete groups of staff, for example Security and staff working at The Hive, will have alternative contractual obligations and arrangements.

If you have any questions about these arrangements, please speak to your manager in the first instance.

If you need to calculate your annual leave entitlement, please use the calculator below:

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