Religion or belief (including no belief)
The Equality Act protects everyone with a religion or belief (including people with no religion or belief).
At The University of Manchester we concentrate on the six major faith groups - although we recognise there are many other beliefs and religions.
We can understand more about the diversity of beliefs on campus from the last census:
Guidance & Policies
We have a number of pieces of useful guidance with regards to religion and belief:
The Policy on religious observance and guidance for students is also available:
During the coming years there may be some impact on exams for our Muslim colleagues because of how Ramadan falls. To assist we have produced this handy factsheet:
Some additional guidance for healthcare students on Placement is also available:
We have also produced an Interfaith Diary which is useful for work and exam scheduling:
The University's Diversity Calendar
The Equality Diversity and Inclusion Team produce a diversity calendar each year. This helps people when scheduling particular events and meetings as it lists all the major festivals and religious holidays for the main 6 religions and beliefs. The calendar can be viewed here, or you can request a copy from the equality, diversity and inclusion team.
As part of the activities for the calendar we have produced a number of handy factsheets for different religions and beliefs:
2018: Judaism (2018 version)
There are other resources and information available:
If you would like any further information on this or any other equality issue please contact the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team