Monday 19-10-2015 - 12:26
We’ve created some resources for students’ unions to use when celebrating Faith and Belief fortnight – which takes place from Sunday 16 to Monday 30 November. Apply for a limited edition starter pack and start planning your activities today!
What is Faith and Belief fortnight?
Faith and Belief fortnight is NUS’ Campus Cohesion, Faith and Belief project’s contribution to the celebration of Interfaith Week.
Interfaith week is a special week providing a focal point to help open up faith and belief activities to a wider audience so that more and more people are made aware of the importance of this work and are able to participate in it.You can read more about Interfaith Week in England, Northern Ireland and Wales here and about Interfaith Week in Scotland here.
Why does NUS work on this?
Faith and Belief is an integral part of many students identity. Supporting students of faith and belief and meeting their diverse needs has been an increasingly important area of work for both students’ unions and institutions.A key part of our work is to increase interaction, understanding and learning amongst students and staff about the role of faith and belief in students’ lives.
So, when’s it happening?
Scotland established Inter Faith Week before the rest of the UK and it is normally held to coincide with St Andrew’s Day. In 2015, the week in Scotland will take place Sunday 22 November to Sunday 30 November. In the rest of the UK Interfaith Week is on Sunday 15 - Saturday 21 November. That’s why we decided to celebrate faith and belief across the fortnight.
What’s in the limited edition starter pack?
Not only are there four different poster designs, you’ll also receive a bag of badges and pack of specially designed players cards which can you use to get students talking about faith and belief – most importantly, the packs include bunting. All of the above will be packaged beautifully in a bespoke canvas bag.
Here’s how to request your Starter Pack*
Its simple - all you need to do is complete the online order form here.
*Please note that there is a limited number of the Faith and Belief starter packs so we cannot guarantee your application will be successful. We will mail packs out to students’ unions during the first week of November.
Other exciting resources
NUS has loads of other resources to help you to support students of faith and belief -from managing conflict to developing good campus relations - which can be found online here.
During Faith and Belief fortnight, we will be launching some new and exciting animations on subjects ranging from campus cohesion to hate crime which are designed for unions to use for marketing and training purposes.