Other PGR leave entitlements

Other PGR leave entitlements

PGR Compassionate Leave may be requested for personal reasons such as:

  • dealing with a family emergency 
  • emergency time off for dependants
  • attending a funeral
  • a family bereavement
  • extreme personal circumstances involving a family member or those for whom a student may have caring responsibilities.

Requests for PGR Compassionate Leave are assessed on a case-by-case basis, but in all cases, the IGS will follow the same guiding principles as applied to staff via the relevant University policies.

Emergency Time off for Dependants Leave Policy (ed.ac.uk)

Special Leave Policy (ed.ac.uk)

If you are not sure if your request will qualify for compassionate leave please contact the IGS team to discuss and seek clarity. 


Things to note

Please note that leave must be applied for at the time the compassionate leave is required; retrospective compassionate leave requests will not be accepted (unless there are very exceptional circumstances that meant the leave could not be applied for at the appropriate time).  

If the absence is a medical absence, please refer to the PGR sick pay entitlements and policy. 

If the absence is related to parental/maternity leave, please refer to the PGR parental leave entitlements and policy.