View all FAQs in a single page (suitable for printing).
Please note that all external links will open in a new window.
Q: What if I leave before the end of the academic year?
A: You need to complete and record your training pro rata. So you need to do at least the minimum number of days in proportion to the fraction you worked over the year.
For example if you have been full time since 01 Oct 2010 or earlier, and you finished on 30 June 2011 then you need to complete and report on 7.5 days minimum (you would have completed 9 months so your minimum is 9/12 x 10 days).
You just complete your training record in the usual way before you leave, and we will compile your record into the reports for the Research Councils (noting that your minimum requirement was pro rata).
Examples: if you were working full time but only for three months of the year then your requirement would be 2.5 days [10 x 1.0 x (3/12)]; and if you were working 3.5 days a week over 9.5 months of the year your requirement would be 5.5 days [10 x (3.5/5) x (9.5/12)]. You may wish to view our Ready Reckoner
23 November, 2011