Is the leave year the calendar year or the academic year?
The leave year is the calendar year, i.e. January - December.
What is a reasonable amount of notice when informing my line manager of my intention to take my annual leave?
Usually it is expected that members of staff should give their line manager notice of at least twice the length of the period of leave to be taken. In some rare cases, operational reasons may necessitate that leave cannot be granted at the preferred time.
Can I carry over my annual leave?
If you have not used all of your annual leave entitlement by 31 December, you can automatically carry forward up to five days’ leave into the following leave year (pro-rated if you are part-time).
Requests for exceptional carry over can be made at the begining of each new annual leaver year. The form to request carry over leave into the 2024 year will be made available in January 2024.
I've just started at LSE. How is my leave calculated for my first year?
Your entitlement during your first leave year is adjusted on a pro-rata basis. Your new leave year is calculated using your start date through to the 31st December.
I'm leaving LSE. How is my final leave calculated?
Your final salary is adjusted to take into account the amount of leave you have taken during the calendar year.
You can calculate this figure using the calculator above.
I've heard that LSE will be closed on 5 April - how will this affect my leave?
In addition to the Spring break dates that have already been published for 2024, a decision has been made to close LSE on 5 April 2024. Unless you are advised differently by your line manager, you are not required to work on 5 April if you were previously due to do so. This additional day is separate to your usual holiday entitlement and therefore you don’t need to book this date off in MyView. If you had already booked 5 April as annual leave, this has not been deducted from your annual leave entitlement for the year. If you are unsure about how this applies to your role, please speak with your manager.