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Menopause policy and guidance

As the first University in Britain to implement a Menopause Policy we were privileged to work with academic colleagues who published, ‘Menopause transition: effects on women’s economic participation’ to support the development of our policy putting this research into practice for us to become the first menopause friendly university. The university's policy is published in the CIPD Guide for People Professionals – Menopause at Work.

The University is passionate about changing the perceptions of menopause, bringing it to the forefront of conversations, and setting out clear policy and guidance for all our colleagues and managers on the best ways we can offer support.

View the University’s Menopause Policy and Guidance in full (PDF, 418kb).

Our policy and guidance provide a framework for managers to hold confident and supportive conversations with their staff about support, and adjustments that can be made in the workplace. They cover the following areas:

  • Symptoms of menopause
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Useful external links
  • Managers' Guidance document
  • Menopause advice sheet

Menopause Cafés 

The Menopause Café is an informal, social meeting. Just a relaxed chat - feel free to bring along your lunch, tea, coffee or whatever you like. Once a month we gather together to chat about menopause.

The Café is held monthly. The day varies from month to month, to give everyone a chance to attend. All genders and all ages are welcome: University of Leicester colleagues, employees of partner organisations and students - whether you're experiencing symptoms yourself and want to meet others who are or just want to chat about what this is all about.

We are is engaged with several charters to drive change to organisational culture at the University of Leicester. These activities are catalysts for change and drive the University to transform our culture and make a real impact on the lives of staff and students.

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