Having a Church of England Foundation, the University of Cumbria regards spiritual development as one of its key values.
The chaplaincy team are here to express that value by helping you discover what it means to live life in all its fullness during your time at university.
We are here to offer encouragement and support whenever you need it, to help you to enjoy community life within the university and to create opportunities for you to explore faith, meaning and spirituality in whatever way is important to you.
Alongside our Christian chaplains, the team is enriched by two honorary Muslim chaplains who actively support our Muslim students and staff. We are also able to put you in contact with support from your own faith tradition if there isn’t a chaplain immediately available on one of our campuses.
We manage prayer rooms and quiet spaces on all of our campuses to enable you to take time out of a busy day to pray, think or reflect. We run events during Welcome Week and throughout the year, quite often involving cake! We are available to all students and staff for a chat and a cup of tea, whether you are a person of faith or not.
We also advise the university on all aspects of faith provision, ensuring that peoples spiritual lives (of whatever kind) are respected and valued.
You may come across us leading discussions about the importance of spirituality and pastoral care on many of our professional courses.
About the Chaplaincy