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Religious festivals

There is no automatic right to time off for religious obligations, but the University will try to make reasonable adjustments wherever it can. It is your responsibility to contact your course leader as soon as possible if there is a conflict. The University's Faith & Spirituality Senior Advisor can help and advise.

Religious obligations during times of study or work

The University has had a long-standing commitment to respond appropriately to the needs presented by its different faith communities. We have a policy that allows a student, whose scheduled examination timetable conflicts with the requirements of their religious belief, to follow the mitigating circumstances procedures and submit a request to defer their examination to the next available opportunity.

The University also encourages staff, where possible, not to hold mandatory field trips on these solemn holy days and festivals in order that such conflicts may be avoided.

Information or guidance around religion or belief in the context of examinations may be obtained from the University's Faith & Spirituality Senior Advisor, Hamad. To get in touch with Hamad, please email

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