Supporting You

Supporting you

Chaplains have been trained to listen and be alongside people at the high and low points of life in a non-judgemental way. We work confidentially across the University with staff and students. We will:

  • listen to you non-judgementally
  • not disclose to anyone outside the Chaplaincy that you have been to see a Chaplain unless you give permission for us to do so (the only exception would be if the Chaplain thought you were at risk to yourself or others but if possible, they would discuss it with you first)
  • encourage development and nurture growth
  • be alongside you for as long as it takes

Space to relax and meet friends

Pop in anytime for a cup of tea and a chat, a quiet lunch or just some space. Free tea and coffee served all day (please bring your own lunch).

Sanctuary room

This is a quiet space for reflection, thought, stillness and prayer. Open to staff and students of all faiths and none.


Confidential support – often no appointment is necessary. Just pop in and ask to see a Chaplain for a one-to-one chat.


About other support services and local places of worship. We also have a small library of books and magazines.

Islamic prayer rooms

With dedicated ablution facilities for Muslim staff and students.

Room/space hire

The Chaplaincy Suite can be used for all kinds of events including conferences, group meetings and training. To book, telephone +44 (0)23 9284 3030 or email us at

Out-of-hours on-call service

The Chaplaincy Suite is open weekdays 9:00am–5:00pm (4:00pm on Fridays), but there is always someone available to speak to.

In an emergency and for out-of-hours security, please ring the Security Lodge on +44 (0)23 9284 3418 (just 84 3418 from halls landlines).