Parents' Network

Welcome to the Parents’ Network webpage. The Network is for staff who are parents (in any context) to children of any age. Our aim is to facilitate mutual support, to signpost queries and advice and to represent your views to the University.

The Network is chaired by Simon Speight. Simon is a team leader in IT Services, and parent to three young children (including twins).

We hope to add details of socials and events shortly.

You can contact the Parents Network with any comments or queries at

We have a mailing list: to subscribe, send a blank email to with the subject line “subscribe work-family”.

We also have a Yammer group, please search for “Parents’ Network” and join us there too.