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Annual Leave Purchase Scheme 

The Univiersity's Annual Leave Purchase Scheme provides additional flexibility in terms of planned time off work, by allowing you to buy extra holidays should you wish to take more than your standard contractual annual leave entitlement. 

The window to purchase additional annual leave days is open until 31 August 2022. You can buy up to five further days in the current leave year, which starts on 1 September 2022 and ends on 31 August 2023. 

The cost of additional annual leave, calculated at your normal daily rate, is spread over a twelve month period.  You'll find a calculator to give you an indication of the cost and some frequently asked questions about the scheme below. ​

Requesting additional leave is straightforward, There is a short video on how to do this: How to request to buy holiday - YouTube or you can follow instructions below:


  • Login to HR Connect​ and click on 'My Time' on the left hand side of the screen.

  • With the 'Holiday' card click on 'Buy and Sell'.
  • Select Position name and Scheme name
  • Select Holiday Period Dates: 1 September 2022 - 31 August 2023
  • Select 'Buy' in Action Drop Down and then the number of hours you would like to purchase
  • A total value - an indicative cost of annual leave purchase will appear
  • Click 'Save', this will then forward your request to your manager for approval.


More information about the scheme can be found below

Annual Leave Purchase Scheme​

Frequently Asked Questions​