Religion or Belief

Religious symbols

Legislation

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Framework 2018-21 and accompanying objectives shows how we intend to promote equality around religion and belief.

We monitor religion and belief and report annually on progress in our Diversity Annual Report.

 

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Guidance on Veils

Staffordshire University has developed guidance on the wearing of face veils by our students. This document covers applying to the University, identification, examinations, placements and health and safety issues.

Ramadan

Ramadan, the month long period of fasting for Muslims, changes according to the sighting of the new moon and gets earlier each year by approximately 10 days.  Over the next few years Ramadan will start to fall during early summer when students will be handing in final assessments/ dissertations and sitting exams. 

  • 2019 - 6 May to 4 June

  • 2020 - 24 April to 23 May

  • 2021 - 13 April to 12 May

NHS Ramadan Health Guide: A guide to healthy fasting (PDF, file size: 2.06MB)

Ramadan: Your Questions Answered 2019

Advice for staff during Ramadan

Advice for Students taking exams during Ramadan

 

 

University Contacts

Catering - The University offers the option of Halal meat.  Look for the certificate in main catering outlets. Vegetarian options are always available.  If you have any particular dietary requirements please ask.

Our catering outlets support the celebration of religious festivals whenever possible. We will be having Welsh cakes and other tasty treats on St David's Day (1 March) and Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. 

Multifaith Chaplaincy - the Multifaith Chaplaincy offers pastoral and spiritual support, advice and friendship for people from all faiths and none.  There is help in exploring issues of faith and spirituality.  The Chaplaincy provides a place to meditate and pray, a quiet place to spend time with friends and information on local places of worship and faith groups.

For Muslim students and staff quiet/prayer rooms are provided:

  • The Quiet Room at Blackheath Lane (with washing facilities).

  • Coalport House, Leek Road Campus

Religious Celebrations at the University - the University helps different faith groups celebrate their major festivals throughout the year - look out for details. All staff and students are welcome to join in these celebrations.

The University closes for Christmas and Easter (Good Friday and Easter Monday).

International Students - International Student Support is located in the Cadman Building in College Road at the Stoke Campus or at the Stafford Campus.  Email isa@staffs.ac.uk to contact an International Student Advisor.

Resources

 

External Contacts

 

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