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University of Hertfordshire Vpn

University of Hertfordshire Vpn

Support for students and staff

Female staffAthena SWAN awards recognise and reward policies and cultures which build a positive working environment for staff of all genders and at all levels.

When you study or work at the University of Hertfordshire, you will benefit from a range of support including:

Flexible working, families, carers and well-being support

  • Carer-friendly guidance and policies, including a carer’s toolkit and a UH Carers network, providing sessions in partnership with Carers in Hertfordshire
  • Day nursery for babies and pre-school children up to the age of 5
  • Family friendly and wellbeing benefits
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Monthly wellbeing events – events have included talks based on International Women’s Day and ‘Feel Good’ fairs
  • Paid Keeping In Touch (KIT) days
  • Parents Supporting Parents Buddy support scheme
  • School holiday childcare options through the Hertfordshire Sports Village
  • Start time of no earlier than 09.30 for formal committee meetings
  • Support for breastfeeding mothers
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) allowing you to access email, shared and personal folders remotely promoting anytime, anywhere and any device working patterns
  • Working Parents’ Network and Student parents’ Network

Career and research development support

  • A dedicated Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service
  • A dedicated Research Grants Team
  • ‘Developing your career’ course which introduces staff to tools for thinking through career development and aspirations
  • Extensive ‘Researcher Development Programme‘ for Research staff and PGR Students
  • Fee-waiver policy for staff wanting to pursue part-time study including doctoral research
  • Internal events including seminars on how to start looking for a job prepare for an interview and how to write a personal statement for jobs in the NHS.
  • Knowledge Transfer advice for research supervisors and students
  • Mentoring schemes for staff (including staff on fixed-term contracts)
  • Promotion workshops (including to Reader/Professor) – coming soon
  • Research handbooks, guides, information on research funding opportunities
  • Research support through the staff intranet

Access to support

You can view a list of Athena SWAN resources including support and funding from external organisations on this website.