The Equality Policy Unit has produced a short document to guide staff when responding to requests for flexibility on grounds of religion or belief. You can download this document from this page.
Requests for flexibility that you receive may relate to a clash with a particular religious festival or holy day. Students or staff members may, for example, request a change to teaching scheduling or exam timetabling, or ask for a short break for prayer or breaking a fast at a particular point during the day. Alternatively, a student may request permission to be absent from a particular teaching session or a staff member may ask to take annual leave on a particular day.
Students wishing to request special consideration due to religious committments during university examination periods must inform the Examinations Office no later than the last Friday in October in each academic year of their programme of study. For further details please visit http://students.leeds.ac.uk/exams
- Dealing with requests for flexibility on grounds of religion or belief (Word Version)
- Dealing with requests for flexibility on grounds of religion or belief (pdf version)
If you require any of this information in an alternative format (e.g. braille, large print, or audio) please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0113 343 3927