Equality and Diversity

Parents and Carers

The Parent and Carer Staff Network welcomes membership from all staff at the University who either, consider themselves to have a parenting or carer role, or who want to be proactive in their support to colleagues who do have these types of responsibilties. The network gives opportunity to:

  • Raise awareness at all levels of issues facing staff with caring responsibilities and effectively implement appropriate policies to influence change where needed.
  • Share information and provide informal support and advice 
  • Encourage mutual support and networking
  • Lobby the University to fulfil its aspirations to provide a flexible, family friendly working environment, as set out in the Athena SWAN Action Plan 2017/2021

The network communicaties and shares information to its members through a private google community, so if you would like to join please sign up here

You can also email the network at parentandcarerstaffnetwork@port.ac.uk


The network is currently jointly chaired by Emma Scott-Ward and Kate Dunstone