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Guidance for Students on Pregnancy, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption.

Maternity is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. As such, the University is committed to ensuring that students who fall under this characteristic are supported in engaging and completing their studies at Edinburgh Napier University. ​

The Guidance for Students on Pregnancy, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption provides advice on issues related to study, health and safety, and finance to students who become pregnant during their studies, prospective students who are already pregnant when they commence study, students who have given birth within the previous 26 weeks, their partners and those who have recently become parents (e.g. through adoption). 

This guidance is accompanied by a similar guidance document for the member of staff whom the student has nominated to be their point of contact for the duration of the maternity, paternity or adoption period, and University staff who may have a role in advising students coming to them with these issues. 

The University recommends that both the student and staff members read the relevant guidance in order to understand the responsibilities of each party.