Core Meeting Hours

The purpose of this policy is to communicate and facilitate the embedding of core meeting hours across the University, as part of a range of actions intended to support a family-friendly working environment. The policy was proposed by the Athena Swan Steering Group with the endorsement of UMT EDI and approved by UMT on14 March 2017.

About the policy

This policy aims to facilitate the embedding of core meeting hours across the University, as part of a range of actions to support a family-friendly working environment. Core meeting hours are defined as the hours between 9:30am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. They do not represent the working day, but rather are a subset of the working day. Meetings include all University, College and School level meetings, seminars, workshops etc. which employees are either required or invited to attend. They do not include timetabled teaching or assessment.

Heads of Colleges, Schools and Support Units are responsible and accountable to UMT for the effective local implementation of this policy, and for creating a culture within which the participation of all members of the University community is enabled and valued.

This section contains a summary of a UCD policy, however, in all cases the Policy remains the definitive source of information on the topic. You can read more about the Core Meeting Hours Policy in the Governance Library.