The University is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, something which we regard as a great asset. We strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.
This Equality and Inclusion calendar 2022 is produced as a guide to support timetabling, work scheduling and event planning to help ensure that we provide an inclusive environment which enables our students, staff and visitors to participate in significant celebration and/or remembrance events. The calendar highlights the main faith days observed or celebrated, key diversity days, awareness raising dates, public holidays and academic term dates.
This resource can be used for guidance when responding to requests for flexibility on the grounds of religion or belief. The calendar focuses on seven key faiths: Bahai, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism. Other religions, beliefs or non-belief are equally valued but not included here due to limited space.
Sources of information used to produce the calendar include external faith bodies, diversity organisations and national faith calendars. As well as this pdf version of the calendar, we also produce a web-based version which enables us to add or change dates if necessary. It was produced accurately at the time of publication, but some dates may vary regionally as they are determined by the lunar calendar. Many holy days begin at sunset the day before the date shown. More detailed guidance is available on the EIU Religion and Belief Resource webpage, which includes information about the prayer spaces on campus, religious observance guidance and responding to requests for flexibility on the grounds of religion.
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The Equality and Inclusion Calendar is also available to download in other formats:
Equality and Inclusion Calendar 2022 (PDF) – this PDF document can be printed or downloaded.
Equality and Inclusion Calendar 2022 (ICS) – this ICS format can be imported into a calendar format of your choice (including Outlook and Google). Please follow the instructions on how to import the ICS file.
Should you have any queries regarding the calendar, or require any help with downloading/installing them, please contact the Equality and Inclusion Unit.