Religion and 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
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 Black and Minority Ethnic
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.
Employment Policies and Procedures
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 and peace garden provide space for communal worship and quiet
prayer. Wudu washing facilities are also provided close to
the prayer room.