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Maternity leave package is 12 months which is very good and important for new mums.
On the plus side, maternity pay is centrally funded by the university, not by projects / departments, and is fair. However, I've subsequently found that some other Russell Group universities have more generous pay/leave conditions. In my experience, the level of support you receive is ad-hoc and pretty much down to who your line manager is, which is far from ideal. Equality training for staff around maternity I found to be poor (despite Athena Swan-type accreditation) however this may have improved over the last couple of years.
Heard that maternity and paternity leave is available in this institution, which is a standard practice.
KCL offers the standard maternity/paternity leave as is required by law. Luckily my managers were nice and understanding and were flexible in terms of start times etc.
You don't have as a PhD student
The maternity leave offered by KCL is fairly generous