The Parents’ and Family Staff Network

The Parents’ and Family Staff Network

Who are we?

We are a support group for staff members who are expectant parents and parents with children - or grandchildren - of any age.

The network drives its own agenda and members have the opportunity to support the following aims:

  • Provide a safe space for the discussion of issues.
  • Provide a source of peer support for each other.
  • Offer a collective voice for employees to help inform policy and practice.
  • Develop a programme of activities that would be of interest and value to the network members, and wider employees.
  • Help to raise awareness of issues and experiences within the wider University.

What do we do?

  • Provide insight and feedback on how the University might better support the needs of employees with parental responsibilities in line with our socially progressive culture, people-oriented value, and commitment to family-friendly policy and practice.
  • Raise awareness of relevant policies, resources, and information available to support families and parents working at Strathclyde.

Meetings and events

Meetings can take the form of a formal network meeting, informal social gathering or subgroup of a specified interest.

Network meetings are currently being held every month, over Zoom, and last up to 60 minutes.

Become a member and get involved

If you would like to find out more, please contact Graeme Brewster, HR Adviser – Diversity & Inclusion for more details.

Family friendly policies and support

Family-Friendly Policies and Procedures | University of Strathclyde.

Agile Working | University of Strathclyde.

Flexible working | University of Strathclyde.