Here, we outline some key aspects of the culture of the UK including beliefs and values.

Diversity and Equality

In the UK, the Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone because of factors such as gender identity, age, nationality, race or colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy and childbirth, or marriage and partnership and women have the same rights as men. 

The University of Liverpool hosts many diversity and equality related staff networks.

Visit the University Diversity and Equality pages for more information on our policies.


According to the Office for National Statistics, many couples live together without being married. This is a socially acceptable aspect of British life. Same-sex marriage is legal and is increasingly accepted.


Although the UK is officially a Christian country, we have a long history of multi-culturalism. Most large towns and cities have well-established communities representing the major religions and the nation has seen an increase in multi-faith spaces.

Liverpool's Footsteps of Faith app focuses on Catholicism, Islam, Judaism and Protestantism, but there are Hindu temples, Sikh gurdwaras, branches of the Orthodox church and many other places of worship throughout the city and the region.

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