Staff Faith Forum
The University launched its new Staff Faith Forum on the
10 December 2009 as a result of legislative consultations for religion, belief or none. During our first year we organised a number of interdenominational events including Armistice Day and Holocaust remembrance services and a number of faith workshops.
This new staff network has been established to reflect the diverse faith and belief systems of University staff and to provide a relevant reference point. The Forum is open to colleagues of all faiths and none and aims to offer guidance, information and faith support both informally and formally.
Colleagues attending our meetings will have the opportunity to discuss faith and belief issues or concerns. They can input into the work place agenda that will enhance their working experience and network with colleagues from different areas across the University.
All meetings and events take place in the new Multi Faith Centre which is located in University House. The Centre comprises of two large independent spaces that can be utilised separately or together as well as a Centre office for our faith mentors and advisors. We are in the first phase of establishing a prayer book and religious artefacts collection and would welcome any contributions from any faith or religious group.
For more information, please contact Stafffaithforum@salford.ac.uk
100 Salford Hands - Calling all Salford Staff to nominate your colleagues
The University of Salford's Staff Networks will celebrate Diversity Week 2012 by launching a project to highlight the many contributions of the University's staff. 100 Salford Hands will use a range of creative activities including audio recordings, visual art and digital media to profile the life stories of 100 staff from all levels and departments across the University leading towards an exhibition at the Clifford Whitowrth Library in May 2013The project will link into the University's Listen! agenda by celebrating the rich diversity of our staff and fostering awareness and support for the work of the Staff Networks.
We are inviting you to nominate staff who you feel have made a contribution to the University of Salford community (i.e. helpfulness, reliability, goes the extra mile, volunteers, brightens up the working environment, academic achievement, or simply has some interesting stories to tell.)
We actively seek representations from staff from all levels and departments, including support and professional services as well as academic areas. Anyone can nominateany Salford colleague who is making a fantastic contribution to University life. We also encourage self nominateions.
All you have to do is send us their name and tell us (in no more than 200 words) why you are making the nomination. Nominate staff will then be asked to tell the story of their hand through either visual representation or recorded interview with the support of a professional artist, Lucy Schofield.The resultant 100 hands will be exhibited in Clifford Whitworth Library and there will be an accompanying web presence.
Send nominations to Rosie Qureshi (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 25th January 2013.
The Forum will join existing official staff networks including:
- Black and Minority Ethnic Forum (BMEF)
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Staff Network
- Salford Staff Women's Action Network (SSWAN)
- Salford University Disabled Staff (SUDS).
- Diversity Planner - this site provides people who may be planning events or exams a full list of religious holidays that might occur on or during their event:
- Religious observance in higher education: facilities and services:
- Equality and Human Rights Commission Research report 36
Integration in the workplace: emerging employment practice on age, sexual orientation and religion or belief:
- BBC Interfaith calendar