has anyone had a second period of maternity leave from an ESRC PhD studentship?

(7 Posts)
PaperBagOverHead Fri 08-Oct-10 08:59:27

What the title says, really.

I came back from maternity leave 3 months ago, and have just found out I'm 6 weeks pregnant.

My supervisor will explode in fury - but am I entitled to a second period of maternity leave?

PaperBagOverHead Fri 08-Oct-10 09:00:26

(The ESRC funding guidelines themselves don't specify.)

ajcmullin Mon 25-May-15 22:40:09

Did you ever get an answer to this? Thanks Annabel

PaperBagOverHead Thu 25-Jun-15 06:13:05

Oops just seen this - yes, I did.

The ESRC were fine... the university not. Pulled all sorts of arcane rules to try and get rid of me (thank you, union rep) and I had to find a new supervision team BUT

BUT I now have two wonderful children and am about to submit my PhD wine

allyouneedisloveandginandtonic Thu 25-Jun-15 06:24:31

Yes me too and everyone was fine smile

ajcmullin Thu 02-Jul-15 10:33:51

Thanks....looks like I am 6 weeks pregnant and bump (all being well) would arrive a month and a half before my ESRC funding end (with another year left for PhD)...not sure whether that will be a problem, hope not.....was thinking of taking maternity in line with the terms anyway so leave month and a half before baby arrives - have two already, so think I might need the break.

angewilks Mon 18-Jul-16 12:40:17

hello all, I'm in the same position. I have a 22 month old, which I had in the second year of my PhD and I'm now due a second. So, were you able to get paid leave second time round? I would love to hear peoples experiences. Thanks in advance

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