The Chaplaincy team is here to help encourage spiritual growth, exchange and well-being at the University. We also have a number of Associate Chaplains from different faiths.

Report and support

Let us know if you witness an incident or are worried about someone else. The information you provide will remain confidential.


How can we help you?

  • Quiet spaces and places to pray, meditate or relax
  • Weekly spiritual events
  • Social events and activities
  • Spaces to meet new people from different cultures and religions
  • Information on spiritual needs and local places of worship
  • An inclusive welcome
  • Spiritual and general well-being support, or just someone to talk to

The Key is a peaceful, welcoming haven for students and staff based on our College Lane campus.

We have three dedicated areas within the Key:

  • The Robert Runcie Rotunda – a large, circular room used for reflection, prayer and worship. There are dedicated ‘Silent Times’.
  • The Living Room and outdoor deck – a space to relax and chat, use the kitchen and find spiritual books.
  • The Olive Hall - a daily Muslim prayer space and can host large events (such as Jum'ah prayer). Next to the Olive Hall there are dedicated washing facilities.

You can book rooms for events and meetings which are in keeping with the aims and purpose of the centre. Student faith societies need to make booking requests through the Societies Office of the Hertfordshire Students' Union. Other groups should contact the Chaplain directly.

The Multi-Faith Space is a shared facility on our de Havilland campus. There is a screened area for discreet prayer or meditation, and social space.

A full list of events is available on StudyNet on a daily basis.

Contact us


Phone:  +44 (0)1707 284456

Opening times

The Key and Multi Faith Space are open 7 days a week.

DaysThe KeyMulti Faith Space
Monday - Friday08:00 - 22:0008:00 - 21:00
Saturday and Sunday08:00 - 22:0008:00 - 21:00


The Key is located on the College Lane campus.

The Multi Faith Space is on de Havilland campus opposite the Students’ Union shop.