The University of Surrey is a vibrant multi-faith, multi-cultural community and a wonderful place to learn, teach and grow. People of every kind of faith and belief are respected for all they bring to University life.
For many, if not all, it will be a faith or belief perspective that makes sense of things, and gives shape, meaning and direction to life.
Life at Surrey gives an opportunity for the expansion of horizons, new experiences, discovery and exploration! You may wish to do this through faith and belief societies and/or through connecting with chaplains from different faiths.
Under Equality and Diversity legislation ‘Faith and Belief’ is a ‘protected characteristic’ meaning that not only is your faith or belief protected so that you will not be discriminated against, but also that you should be allowed to express your faith or belief and to grow and flourish in it. Your faith or belief can make a contribution to the diversity of life on campus.
One of the roles of chaplains is in advocacy and support if you feel that you are being discriminated against on grounds of your faith or belief. Please contact a chaplain should you need this support.
The University also has an Equality and Diversity Office that you may contact.
The Multi- Faith Chaplaincy team work together on interfaith projects throughout the year.
The Anglican Chaplain and the Catholic Chaplain are both full time and work on campus. The other Chaplains work off campus in their professions and come onto campus for appointments with students and meetings etc.