Student Maternity, Maternity Support and Adoption Policy

Student Maternity, Maternity Support and Adoption Policy

This policy provides advice and guidance for cases where students wish to adjust or interrupt their studies due to pregnancy; becoming a father or an adoptive parent; their partner (including same-sex partner) becoming pregnant or expecting to be responsible for the child.

Policy and Guidelines

This policy (www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_128109_en.pdf) focuses primarily on study-related matters, including:

  • how and when to notify your School and Adviser of Studies/Postgraduate Supervisor;
  • rights and responsibilities for students, staff and the University;
  • health and safety issues;
  • absence from and resumption of studies;
  • financial considerations.

It also provides links to relevant sources of information and help.


For the Attention of

Any student in the foregoing categories and University staff who may have a role in advising such students.


Approval and Amendments

Date effective: Session 2009-10
Recommended by: Student Support & Development Committee, May 2009
Ratified by: Senate, 4 June 2009; with minor revisions - Senate, 3 June 2010
Updated by: Student Support & Development Committee, September 2012 (Summer Powers)