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Religious observance in higher education: institutional timetabling and work patterns

The first in a series of briefings and case studies on reconciling religious observance and academic or management responsibilities

A briefing exploring the work higher education institutions are doing to reconcile religious observance with institutional timetabling of assessment, teaching and contractual hours.

With information on rights and responsibilities and useful examples from institutions, this practical briefing looks at issues including timetabling for students, incorporating faith calendars and work patterns for staff.

Areas covered include:

  • Understanding religious observance on campus
  • Communication
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Timetabling issues
  • Timetabling for students
  • Staff and work patterns

The briefing has been informed by discussions with institutions, unions, student-led religion and belief organisations and other national religion and belief organisations as part of our briefings on religion and belief project. This is the first briefing in a series. The second briefing is on facilities and services.