So what do we mean by Good Practice in Equalities and Diversity?
Professor Christine King Vice Chancellor Emeritus “Our aim is to ensure that anyone who studies, or works at, or interacts with, the University will experience a culture of openness in which everyone is valued equally and can participate with confidence. We are committed to go on building a culture where we celebrate diversity and where all individuals are valued and respected. We know this brings benefits for all of us and helps us all to achieve our full potential. Whatever your role within the University, you have an important part to play in creating a community that values every contribution and respects every individual”.
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Key Strategies Two key strategies which support faith religion and belief within the university: Equality and Diversity Unit Multi Faith Chaplaincy
Equality and Diversity study 1 Established in 2003 Vice Chancellor Office 2006 – 2009 E & D Manager 2 E & D Officers Administrator Overall management with member of Executive
Multi Faith Chaplaincy study 1 A unique feature within HEI’s Role seen as to Create space Be a resource Build bridges The role of the Multi Faith Chaplain is not as a religious minister
So, what do we do? study 1 Facilitate Christian Union Meditation for Buddhist and Hindu students Events linked with Ramadan and Eid Provision of on site room as Mosque Faith advisors from local community Diwali celebrations University Christmas Carol service Christmas party for international students
So, what do we do? study 1 Easter egg giveaway Explore Islam Exhibitions Annual commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day Facilitate local multi faith forum (s) Christian – Muslim events Provision of meeting rooms for external faith groups Women’s World Day of Prayer An introduction to series......
So What’s Next? March – Women’s World Day of Prayer – this years service prepared by women from Chile May – Staffordshire Muslim Youth Conference – aimed at young people aged 12 – 21 years to debate issues affecting them in their communities