Religion or Belief

With the publication of its Equal Opportunities Policy the University has committed itself to the proactive treatment of equality with respect to religion or belief.


In 2010 a national study was undertaken into the experiences within higher education of students and staff who have a religion or belief.  The outcome of that study is contained in the publication Religion and belief in HE: Researching the Experiences of Staff and Students produced by the Equality Challenge Unit

Within the University there is a free standing Group, The Worlds Faiths Advisory Group that meets at least once per term and at which issues of faith and inter-faith relations are discussed. There are representatives from all the major faiths of the world. From the evidence of this Group inter-faith relations within the University appear to be strong and the group works hard to develop inter-faith understanding. The Group is supported through the University Chaplaincy, an information resource for world faiths.

World Faith Advisors to the University of Leicester can be found here

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Contact Details

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
0116 252 3334

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Dr Angie Pears
0116 373 6424

EDI Projects Manager
Humaa Noori
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
0116 252 2747

Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Dr Faye McCarthy
0116 229 7567

EDI Coordinator
Michaela Lefley
(Monday - Wednesday)
0116 252 3334

EDI Assistant
Patrick Ward
0116 373 6420

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team, University of Leicester- Room 008, Astley Clarke Building, Central Campus, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH,