Religion or Belief is one of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. The Act aims to protect people from direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, and victimisation on the basis of religion or belief.
In the 2019 International Student Barometer, the faith provisions at the University of Warwick were voted Number 1 amongst cooperating institutions in the UK, across Europe, and worldwide, and we are justly proud of this. There are a number of prayer facilities on campus, you can find location and access information on the Chaplaincy webpages.
Warwick Religion and Belief Profile
65.6% of staff declared a religion or belief:
- 32.7% no religion (sector average 23%).
- 26% Christian (sector average 17.7%).
- 2.7% Muslim (sector average 1.6%).
- 2.2% Hindu (sector average 0.8%).
- 1.5% Sikh (sector average 0.3%).
- 1.2% Any other religion or belief (sector average 1.5%).
The statistics and infographic are from our Equality Monitoring Annual Report. If you'd like to know more about why we collect personal and protected characteristic information, have a look at the Equality Monitoring: Why Share Your Personal Information? webpage.
Sources of Information and Support
Find an overview of support, initiatives, and guidance relating to religion and belief using the links below:
- Safe Overseas Travel Guidance for Staff with Protected Characteristics.
- Dignity at Warwick (bullying and harassment).
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- The University’s Multi-Faith Chaplaincy is looking for volunteer Faith Advisers.
- Equality Impact Assessment.
- ED&I Network.
- Departmental EDI and Wellbeing Champions.
- ED&I Calendar.
- ED&I Newsletter.
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- Data on religion on the Office for National Statistics website.
- Community In Action - Ramadan Health Guide: A Guide to Healthy Fasting .
- The Higher Education Academy - Faith Guides for HE: