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Parents & Carers' Staff Network

St Mary’s is committed to supporting all staff achieving a good work life balance in order to continue excelling at work whilst being able to balance their caring responsibilities. 

The network is open and welcomes all staff who are parents and those who are balancing work with caring responsibilities for family members. We aim to provide a supportive space and the opportunity to share experiences.

To support staff working flexibly we endeavour to hold events at different times and days of the week, and where possible allow for hybrid sessions, so you can attend remotely.


Please contact Jane Chambers or Sheela Patel on if you would like more information, or to join the distribution list for upcoming events.

As members your insight is invaluable. Please do forward any suggestions for future events to us. We hope to hold two events per semester.


Voices of experience: navigating work whilst caring

Personal reflections from staff who are working whilst caring family members: young and old.

Date: Wednesday 11th October 2023

Time: 1-2pm

Location: Senior Common Room (and online).

Please join via our Zoom link.

December reunion

Date: Monday 4th December 2023

Time: 1-2pm

Location: Senior Common Room.

Supporting material

Athena Swan