Parent Buddy Scheme

Available both before and after your period of parental leave, this informal networking scheme will provide you with the opportunity to be paired up with someone from Imperial who has recently gone through the same experience.

Your buddy will act as a sounding board to answer any questions you may have and provide support. This will also be an opportunity for those who have since returned from parental leave (whether recently or some time ago) and would be happy to act as a “buddy” to a fellow staff member who is new to parenting and who may have questions (such as tips, advice, experience of returning to work, work-life balance, childcare etc).

For more information on this scheme please contact the Parents inbox on In your email, please specify:

  • Which stage of parenthood you are currently at
  • If you would like a buddy, to be a buddy to someone, or both
  • If you would like a buddy, please confirm if you have any specific requirements (such as if you would like them to be from an academic/professional services/technical/research work background etc).