News and Events

Read all the latest news within the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences.


Read more about the PALS Swan Silver Award

Divisional Subject Pool

Access and sign up for the Divisional Subject Pool.

Green Issues

The Division has won the Silver Award for the UCL Green Impact scheme

CPD@PaLS Courses

The Division runs Continuing Professional Development courses.

Swan Award

The Swan Award

silversm We are pleased to announce that the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences has been awarded an Athena SWAN silver award, for its work on advancing the careers of women scientists.

These awards are made to universities or their departments that have shown significant progress in addressing the imbalance in career progressions of women vs men in science, engineering and technology  (click here for information on the awards).  Because the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences comprises eight research departments, this represents a significant step towards UCL's goal of achieving an institution-wide silver award.


UCL Leave

UCL's work life balance policy
UCL's sabbatical leave policy


Maternity Leave

Maternity Policy
Maternity and Child Care Support Helpline
Online Maternity Leave Calculator
Rest Rooms for New and Expectant Mothers


Sabbatical Leave on return from Maternity

In addition to the provisions of this policy, UCL's Equalities and Diversity Strategy provides for one term of sabbatical leave without teaching commitments for research active academics returning from maternity, adoption, extended carer's, or long term sickness leave. This leave will enable staff to more quickly re-establish their research activity. Academics interested in this term should request this in writing to their head of department – there is an optional sabbatical form below. Requests should be made as early as possible but no later than four weeks of their return from leave.


Paternity Leave

Paternity/partner’s Leave (contained within the Policy on Leave for Domestic and Personal Reasons)
Confirmation of Paternity Leave Form
Employeed declaration of Additional Paternity Leave form
Employee partner declaration of Paternity Leave form


Female High Flyer


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