Can any member of staff take time out for scholarly activity?

QUESTION:

Academics are allowed time off work for self-managed scholarly activity relating to PhDs etc.

Are all members of staff entitled to time off to work on such activities?

ANSWER:

The academic contract includes a time allocation for advanced scholarship for academic staff.  Professional support staff are able to take time away from work for courses being undertaken under the training for approved qualification scheme (TFAQ) or through short courses attended.  Further information on TFAQ can be found on the website.