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Temporary teaching exemption requests

How full-time and part-time academic and teaching staff can request teaching exemptions.

Temporary teaching exemption (TTE) requests

Requests through the temporary teaching exemption process apply in the short term, only for one or two semesters, and are planned ahead for the next academic year.

The aim of this process is to give flexibility in relation to the timing of teaching activities on a temporary basis to academic (including teaching-only) staff with particular needs (e.g. health or care reasons) while ensuring that departments can fully meet their teaching requirements within their constraints of workforce, time and space.

There is an annual application process where if you are a member of academic (including teaching-only) staff, you can request a teaching exemption for the next academic year (2020-21).

The deadline for applications for 2020-21 is Friday 21 February 2020.

What you'll need to complete

If you are a member of academic staff (including teaching-only staff) – either full-time or part-time - who wishes to request an exemption from teaching during certain hours of the week, you should complete the Temporary Teaching Exemption Request Form. When you have completed the form, please submit it to your Head of Department.

If you are a part-time member of academic staff (including teaching-only staff) with a defined part-time hours contract or current Flexible Working arrangement and you want to ensure that teaching hours are only scheduled in your defined hours, you should complete the Defined Part-time Hours Form. When you have completed the form, please return it to Rachel Harvey or Caroline Turrell in Academic Registry.

If you do not submit an exemption, it will be assumed that you will be available for all 55 approved teaching hours in each teaching week.