UKRI sick leave

How do I take a period of sick leave?

  • Research Council-funded students who are in receipt of maintenance payments are permitted up to 13 weeks paid sick leave.  Further details can be found on the UKRI website.
  • Please note that you will receive paid sick leave only if it the request is fully supported by a medical certificate. 
  • To apply for up to 13 weeks paid sick leave:
  • Please note that you do not need to follow the standard interruption process if the interruption is for up to 13 weeks on evidenced medical grounds.  However, if your illness extends past 13 weeks, you will need to complete the standard interruption request process.

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