Academic leave provides academic staff with a fantastic opportunity to take a period of time away from your role to focus on your research or other forms of professional study.
You may apply for academic leave after six semesters, for one semester’s leave, or after six years for one year’s leave. It is not an automatic entitlement, so you must put forward a detailed case of how it will benefit both yourself and the University.
Faculties and schools will establish their own timetable and appropriate committee procedure for the handling of applications, in accordance with the policy and procedures. Details should be available on each faculty intranet.