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.