Staff enjoy considerable flexibility over their working hours to help them achieve work-life balance. As you will see from the profiles below, having such flexibility allows staff to manage their time more effectively.
"I was positively surprised to discover that there are nurseries operated directly by the University of Manchester and open to staff and students. I’m now taking advantage of one of them and I believe it’s an excellent benefit for my family and for many others."
Dr Anna Valota
"Women should be encouraged to look for independence, autonomy, and to explore opportunities to become their own boss. Manchester University offers several examples of successful women with a family. In particular, the School of Chemistry offers a unique work environment that provides support, flexibility and opportunities of integrating family and career needs."
Dr Cinzia Casiraghi
"The early stages of your independent academic career are really important in building your research group and reputation and involve a great deal of hard work. Like many people I was attempting to do this at the same time as starting and raising a family, and also balancing this with my wife’s career. We’ve always shared the responsibilities for the school run, holidays, etc and the ability to work flexibly was (and still is) really important. Getting the balance right is still difficult, but it would have been impossible without the active support of the School senior management through the years."
Professor Eric McInnes
"Having children and working full-time is a challenge, but large universities such as The University of Manchester can generally be more flexible and accommodating than many other employers."
Professor Sabine Flitsch