Faith support and facilities

We offer on-campus facilities, face to face and virtual support.


Chaplaincy drop-in

Chaplaincy drop-in sessions are currently on hold due to coronavirus. If you would like support or advice, please email

Pastoral care

The Chaplaincy offers one-to-one informal pastoral care appointments. These can help you reflect on and work through a range of matters including adapting to university life and decision making. To book an appointment, email

Bereavement and crisis support

Chaplaincy offers one-to-one informal appointments to staff and students to provide support during times of crisis and bereavement. To book an appointment, email

Spiritual direction

You are welcome to make an appointment to talk through your experiences of faith and belief and seek direction. To book an appointment, email

Prayer rooms and reflective spaces

Frenchay Campus

The Octagon

The Octagon is located between D Block and E Block and offers:

  • Quiet Room – a multi-faith room for prayer, meditation, reflection and quiet.
  • Reflection Room – for small meetings and one-to-one pastoral care and spiritual direction appointments with a member of the Faith and Spirituality Team.

The Octagon is open 08:30-17:00 Monday to Friday and we welcome drop ins. These rooms, along with two other activity rooms are available for bookings Monday to Sunday, 24 hours per day. If you would to book a room, please complete our online request form.

Muslim Prayer Rooms - Brothers (Room 3E41) and Sisters (Room 3E44A)

Dedicated rooms for Muslim staff and students with washing facilities.

Glenside Campus

Sanctuary Space – Room 1H13

A sanctuary space for reflection, prayer, meditation and quiet.

Bower Ashton Campus

Sanctuary and Quiet Room – Room 2B002

A sanctuary space for reflection, prayer, meditation and quiet.


Sanctuary Space – Room 4AF028

A sanctuary space for reflection, prayer, meditation and quiet. This room also includes washing facilities.

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