Equality and Diversity
Faith and Religion
Did you know...
- Just three-quarters of the UK population report having a religion (Census 2001)
- In England, 3.1 percent of the population state their religion as Muslim (Census 2001)
- The census religion question was voluntary, nevertheless over 92 percent chose to answer it
- After Christianity, Islam is the most common faith. This is followed by Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and then Buddhist (Census 2001)
- 16 percent of the UK population state they have no religion (Census 2001)
- More than 12 faiths are practised by university students
UoP specific guidance
- UoP Religion and Belief Policy (.pdf)
- Religious Fasting During Examination Periods - UoP guidance to staff and students (.pdf)
Higher Education specific resource
- Religion and belief in HE: researching the experiences of staff and students (Equality Challenge Unit Research, July 2011)
- Faith Guides for Higher Education: A Guide to Buddhism (.pdf) (The Higher Education Academy)
- Faith Guides for Higher Education: A Guide to Christianity (.pdf) (The Higher Education Academy)
- Faith Guides for Higher Education: A Guide to Hinduism (.pdf) (The Higher Education Academy)
- Faith Guides for Higher Education: A Guide to Islam (.pdf) (The Higher Education Academy)
- Religious Literacy Leadership in HE also offer resource. This includes guides on: Cases Studies, Student Union and Societies, the law, Registry, Admissions and Timetabling, Teaching and Research, Student Services, Events, Catering and Accomodation
The University of Portsmouth has teamed up with Diversiton to give staff and students access to a pool of up to date information, and guidance (including downloadable ebook material) on religion and faith.
ebooks include 5 minute guides on:
- 18 more Religions and Beliefs
To get full access to the ebook material you will need to register at Diversiton, please ensure you use 'University of Portsmouith' in your organisation field.
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