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Religion or Belief


There is a diversity of religious belief amongst University staff with the largest group of staff identifying as Christian and the second largest as having no religion.  A number of staff (18.4%) chose not to disclose.Religion profile


Religion profile



While the figures relating to those staff who identify to affiliation with a religion other than Christianity are small and therefore not statistically significant, the low representation of Muslim and Hindu staff in the workforce in comparison with national figures (see below) has a correlation with a low representation of Black and Minority Ethnic staff.

Currently data does not exist on the picture across higher education as the University is an early adopter of workforce monitoring relating to religion and belief (although this is changing with the introduction of a national requirement for such monitoring).


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The University offers a range of opportunities for faith practice and spiritual support for staff.  The Chaplaincy is a core aspect of the University life embedded in the Church foundation under which the University is established.  As well as an ordained Anglican Chaplain, a team of voluntary faith advisers aim to address the needs of all staff whatever their faith or spiritual orientation.

The University chapels, multi-faith prayer room, contemplation room and peace garden provide space for communal worship and quiet prayer.  Wudu washing facilities are also provided close to the prayer room.


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