Religion and belief
The University aims to create an inclusive, supportive workplace and learning environment, free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation, where people of all faiths and none are treated with dignity and respect.
In line with the Equality Act 2010, the University is committed to tackling unlawful discrimination and harassment on the grounds of religion and belief.
As well as the major religions practiced in the UK, minority religions such as Shintoism, Jainism and Paganism are recognised, as are non-religious beliefs such as atheism, agnosticism and humanism. Case law has expanded the definition of belief to include philosophical belief (e.g. environmentalism) subject to certain criteria.
Nationally, guidance on supporting the practice and expression of religion and belief amongst staff and students is available through the Equality Challenge Unit.
At NTU, The NTU Chaplains are available for all students and staff. They provide advice and support on faith and spirituality and offer pastoral support for anyone with a situation that might be worrying them.
The university provides facilities for prayer and other faith activities across all campuses. Information about the location and usage of these facilities can be found in the Use of Prayer and Faith Facilities Policy.
Nottingham Trent Students' Union have a number of faith-based societies run by students, for students.
The Equality Challenge Unit (now part of the merger Advance HE) provides guidance on supporting the practice and expression of region and belief amongst staff and students.
NTU has clear policies and procedures relating to equality issues. Discrimination, harassment and bullying behaviours will not be tolerated.
Where members of the NTU community feel they have experienced such behaviours they are encouraged to raise this with their line manager or HR in the first instance, or for students, with their personal tutor.
Should staff or students require independent guidance about their options, they may contact the confidential Dignity and Respect Contacts service.