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.
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
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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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