Wolverhampton students union were one of 22 unions across the UK to receive faith and belief initiative funding. They held their first event on Wednesday 15th October 2014 in the students union. The Faith Fair was organised in collaboration with the Chaplaincy. There were stalls representing the various faith and belief societies on campus such as the Sikh and Islamic societies; local faith and belief groups such as the Quakers; local places of worship such as the Hindu Mandir as well as Wolverhampton Interfaith Network.
The event was well attended by students and gave them a chance to see what was on offer from both their union and their local community. The faith and belief groups who had stalls were thankful for the chance to meet students and make new contacts. The community police even came along to show a friendly face to new students.
This event is a fantastic example of how to make links with the wider community. By working with the Chaplaincy, the union could access a range of faith and belief groups and invite them onto campus. New students could see the diversity that Wolverhampton has to offer and seek the pastoral care that they made need.
Wolverhampton students union have many more events to come including setting up a faith forum to run throughout the year, a food drive, a religious road trip and the celebration of major religious festivals.
Take a look at all of the successful applicants here and for any ideas for your interfaith events and activties click here. Remember Faith and Belief Fortnight is coming up watch this space for more information.