Death in service guidance and checklist

This guidance is for Heads of Department, School or Section, or other staff who may be informed initially, regarding the steps to take in the unfortunate event of the death of one our employees (including retired employees and Emeritus Professors). 

Where there is a death of a student, refer to Student Support based in the Student Services Hub.

The guidance and checklist (.docx) covers:

  • immediate steps to take
  • communication with the next of kin
  • informing colleagues
  • other institutional matters
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