Celebrating Diversity of Religion and Belief

At Glasgow Kelvin College, we celebrate and value the rich diversity of our students, staff, and community members. We are committed to creating an environment where the cultural, religious, non-religious, and philosophical beliefs of all are respected and valued.

Our Commitment to Religious and Cultural Diversity

  • Inclusive Environment: We strive to foster an inclusive atmosphere where individuals of all faiths and beliefs feel welcomed and supported. Our policies and practices ensure that everyone's beliefs are respected, contributing to a harmonious and cohesive community.
  • Cultural Awareness: Through various initiatives and events, we promote cultural awareness and understanding, encouraging dialogue and mutual respect among our diverse community members.

Quiet Reflection Rooms

The quiet reflection rooms are dedicated spaces for quiet reflection, prayer, and meditation. These rooms are open to people of all faiths and none. Here are a few guidelines to ensure these spaces remain welcoming for all:

  • Respect Other Users: Please be considerate of others using the space.
  • Maintain Cleanliness: Leave the space as you found it.
  • Seek Assistance: If you have any issues, please speak to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion team.

You can find the Quiet Reflection Rooms at the following locations:

  • Springburn: 1ft floor next to timetabling across from barbering
  • East End: ground floor, off quiet seating area
  • Easterhouse: ground floor, back room off student seated area

What we are doing

We Are

Creating Ramadan Guidance

Producing a calendar of events

Key Religious Dates


  1. Epiphany - January 6
  2. Ash Wednesday - Marks the start of Lent (dates vary)
  3. Good Friday - Observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday (dates vary)
  4. Easter Sunday - Dates vary (falls between March 22 and April 25)
  5. Ascension Day - 40 days after Easter (dates vary)
  6. Pentecost - 50 days after Easter (dates vary)
  7. Christmas Day - December 25
  8. Boxing Day - December 26


  1. Ramadan - A month of fasting (dates vary according to the lunar calendar)
  2. Eid al-Fitr - Marks the end of Ramadan (dates vary)
  3. Eid al-Adha - Festival of Sacrifice (dates vary)
  4. Islamic New Year - Hijri New Year (dates vary)
  5. Mawlid al-Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Muhammad (dates vary)


  1. Purim - Dates vary (usually in March)
  2. Passover (Pesach) - Dates vary (usually in April)
  3. Shavuot - Dates vary (usually in May or June)
  4. Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year (dates vary, usually in September)
  5. Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement (dates vary, usually 10 days after Rosh Hashanah)
  6. Sukkot - Festival of Tabernacles (dates vary, usually five days after Yom Kippur)
  7. Hanukkah - Festival of Lights (dates vary, usually in December)


  1. Makar Sankranti - January 14
  2. Maha Shivaratri - Dates vary (usually in February/March)
  3. Holi - Festival of Colours (dates vary, usually in March)
  4. Raksha Bandhan - Dates vary (usually in August)
  5. Janmashtami - Dates vary (usually in August)
  6. Navaratri - Nine Nights Festival (dates vary, usually in September/October)
  7. Diwali - Festival of Lights (dates vary, usually in October/November)


  1. Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti - January (dates vary)
  2. Vaisakhi - April 14
  3. Guru Nanak Gurpurab - Dates vary (usually in November)
  4. Bandi Chhor Divas - Coincides with Diwali (dates vary)


  1. Nirvana Day - February 15
  2. Vesak (Buddha Day) - Dates vary (usually in May)
  3. Dharma Day - Dates vary (usually in July)

Other Belief Systems

  1. Pagan and Wiccan Festivals - Various dates (e.g., Samhain on October 31, Beltane on April 30)
  2. Humanist Celebrations - Various dates (e.g., Darwin Day on February 12)

General Observances

  1. World Religion Day - Third Sunday in January
  2. International Day of Peace - September 21
  3. Interfaith Harmony Week - First week of February

Useful Resources and Websites