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Page updated 24 March 2023

The University is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment for all employees and to foster an environment in which colleagues can openly and comfortably instigate conversations or engage in discussions about the menopause.

This section contains an introduction to the Menopause Policy and a range of information for both managers and employees on the topic of menopause.

UCD Menopause (including Perimenopause) Policy and Guidance

Launched at the UCD EDI Menopause Conference: Time for Change in the Third Level Sector on 13 March 2023. This policy sets out the commitments of the University to employees and managers on providing the right support to manage menopausal symptoms at work. We want to ensure that our Menopause policy is a living document that contributes to the culture change and supports the broader objective of achieving gender equality for all genders leading to a more inclusive working environment.

This policy applies to all employees and particularly those experiencing the menopause. 

The policy provides definitions (menopause, perimenopause, etc.) and clarifies roles and responsibilities for managers, employees, HR and more.

Read the policy now in the Governance Library.

This page contains a summary of a UCD policy but, in all cases, the Policy remains the definitive source of information.

Menopause in the Workplace eLearning Course

The "Menopause in the Workplace" online training was designed by the experts "The Menopause Hub" with education, empathy and empowerment in mind to raise awareness about menopause (including perimenopause) and to create a supportive menopause-friendly workplace where everyone feels included, valued and understood. The content relates not just to women, but our gender non-binary and trans colleagues who may also be affected by the menopause. There are three courses tailored to specific cohorts: all employees, managers and HR Teams. 

The UCD Menopause in the Workplace Policy and guidance material should be read in conjunction with the programme. Find out more on the EDI Training section of this website.

Contact UCD Equality Diversity and Inclusion

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: edi@ucd.ie