Students Staff
University of Essex

March 22, 2016

Our new Special Leave policy and HR Organiser

Special Leave Policy

Special Leave Policy

We have been working to make improvements to our guidance on taking leave from work to deal with personal issues and events, or in performing voluntary public service. This is part of our commitment to the People Supporting Strategy to create a clear framework of employment policies and to recognise the importance of work-life balance.

What has changed?

The Special Leave policy brings together a number of existing provisions into one place, for example compassionate leave, fertility leave, and time off for public duties. The guidance has been updated to make it easier for you to find the information you need more quickly.


March 17, 2016

Increase to National Insurance deductions from 6 April 2016 for USS, SAUL or LGPS members only

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From 6 April 2016 there will be an increase to National Insurance deductions for members of USS, SAUL and LGPS.


March 2, 2016

Celebrating diversity and inspirational women

The University will be celebrating inspirational women as part of a ten-day programme of activities highlighting equality and diversity.

Diversity Week, a collaboration between Equality and Diversity, the Students’ Union and the Essex Women’s Network will be launched on International Women’ Day, Tuesday 8 March, and will include talks, workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, films and awards for motivational, empowering or inspirational female students and staff.