Faith and spirituality

Find out about faith and spirituality services and facilities offered by the University's Chaplaincy team, or get in touch with local faith communities and places of worship.

What is a chaplain?

Chaplaincy is one way that religious groups connect with and serve the University community. Each Chaplain is appointed with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor, and is dedicated to working in a context of respect for all religions and expressions of faith. Chaplains are not employed by the University, but by the faith group to whom they are accountable.

How could a chaplain help you?

Students and staff from all faiths – or no faith – are welcome to make contact with a chaplain to discuss matters of faith and spirituality, or to find out more about their faith tradition.

A chaplain could help you find:

  • Spaces for discussions on faith and meaning
  • Support groups for grief and loss
  • Student groups you can join
  • Nearby places of worship

Anything that you discuss with a chaplain is confidential, and they will not pass on information about you without your consent. The only exception is if they are concerned that there is a risk of harm to yourself or others, or where required by law. If a chaplain is unable to help you, they will refer you to someone better equipped to support you with your issue.