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Faith and Religion

New Faith Centre official opening

On Wednesday 15 March, Dr Sam Grogan, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Student Experience, will be officially opening your new faith centre and we would love you to come along and check out your new space. Free refreshments and tours will be available on the day.

The purpose-made centre is open to everyone and offers unique spaces for group worship, private prayer, personal reflection, social activities, pastoral support and relaxation right here on campus.

Located in a very visible location on University Road close to the Derwent blocks of the Peel Park Accommodation, the space has its own quaint chapel and a large Muslim prayer room for both men and women.

The new purpose-built centre reflects the University’s continuing commitment to support the student experience as it is rare for universities in the UK to provide such extensive facilities. It also offers a unique space for those of faith or who follow a religion, those who are questioning / seeking  /  agnostic or prefer not to define their spirituality in a specific way, and those who are not religious or have no faith, and to build positive relationships between all groups.  




In addition to all these facilities, there is also a community kitchen for all to use, a social/break space, a variety of bookable spaces including meeting rooms, a quiet room, the Chaplains offices and gender neutral/accessible toilets.

We would love to invite everyone to come and see our new space and ask any questions you might want to ask!  Tours of the Faith Centre, which you can just turn up to, will take place on 12.15pm and 1.15pm on the following dates:

Wednesday 08 March

Monday 13 March

Tuesday 14 March

Monday 20 March

Tuesday 21 March

Wednesday 22 March  

Dr Sam Grogan will be presiding over a special launch event between 12-2pm on Wednesday 15th March; please come and celebrate with us, enjoy some refreshments, have a tour of the building and chat to all of the Chaplains and reps from the Students’ Union faith societies.  Again there’s no need to book, but please arrive around 12:00 or 1:00 if you’d  like  to take a tour.



The University's mission as an educational institution means that it is keen to provide a supportive context in which all students and staff of any belief system, religious, philosophical and cultural background, can explore new ideas and experiences; and engage critically with each other in a safe and respectful learning environment