This guidance provides information about how keep in touch (KIT) and shared parental leave in touch (SPLIT) days work, and recommends a range of actions universities and colleges can take to promote better use of KIT and SPLIT days.
It also provides examples of good practice already taking place in universities and colleges.
The guidance may be of particular use to institutions and departments involved with the Athena SWAN Charter. This is because institutions and departments applying for Athena SWAN awards are asked to provide information on cover and support for staff on different kinds of family leave. More information can be found in the Athena SWAN handbook.
The focus of the guidance is staff, but some of the recommendations may also be applicable to support for postgraduate research students.