UWr with you and for you – parents at UWr
At the University of Wrocław we know what it means to be a parent. Being a mother of a father brings a lot of joy, opens completely new ways and even allows us to discover surprises in ourselves. It is not just about enormous amounts of patience and understanding, but also the fact that those new Lego sets are truly great!
Being a parent means challenges and hardships. Combined with professional work, it can be a troublesome experience that through working and learning online we start to realize … all too well.
The University of Wrocław wants to support parents. Our community is huge – all together it counts nearly 30 thousand people among whom there are many mothers and fathers. They represent an important part of our community and parenthood is a significant part of their lives. We also understand that during work or studying you are still parents. We would like to help you connect both roles and we believe that we can all benefit from that!
A while ago we asked you to participate in the survey “Monitoring working conditions, safety and equal treatment at the University of Wrocław”. We’ve learned that you struggle with finding information on types of facilities you can benefit from as parents. We’ve collected them in one place for you.
Are you pregnant? You can apply for a leave of absence from classes; you then retain your student rights. If you already have a child, you can take a leave of absence before the child turns one year old. If the end of this leave falls during a semester, the leave can be extended until the end of the semester.
Parents have the right to apply for an individual study mode. An application must be submitted to the relevant vice-dean. The rules, depending on the faculty, may vary. It is best to contact the dean’s office.
You can extend the deadline for submitting your PhD dissertation (by no more than two years in total) if you are caring for a child who is less than four years old (longer for a child with a disability). The application must be submitted to the head of the doctoral school, who will consult with your promoter.
You can also suspend your studies for a period that corresponds to maternity, paternity and parental leave. During this period, you will receive a doctoral stipend; it is calculated on a similar basis to social benefits. Such a period does not count towards the four years in which you can receive a doctoral scholarship at the doctoral school. During the suspension of your studies, the deadlines specified in your individual research plan do not run.