Spiritual facilities

At the University we believe everyone should have the time, space, and opportunity to relax, reflect and get in touch with their spiritual side, whatever their beliefs.  With this in mind, we established The Key - a space for everyone.

The Key

A view of the keyThe Key is a multi-faith and multi-cultural centre, on the College Lane Campus. You will find it on the hill just above the Elehouse, near the UH Student's Union, and on the path up towards the Halls of Residence.

The Key is a focus for the spiritual life of the University, offering a place for prayer and reflection and for exploration of spiritual journeys. It is also the home of the University's Chaplaincy and where you can find the office of the University Chaplain.

Space to think

A student in the classroomThe Key offers a quiet space within the University, as well as being a place for more formal acts of worship. It has a large, circular, room ('The Robert Runcie Rotunda') where there is space for reflection, prayer and worship. In 'The Meeting Room' a range of study or discussion groups meet and there is a small selection of spiritual books, videos and newspapers to browse, or you can just sit and chat or just relax.

Students and groups can book rooms in The Key for events and meetings that are in keeping with the aims and purpose of the centre - to promote the understanding of spirituality, morality and ethics within and through the University and its local community.

Find out more about the University's multi-faith Chaplaincy service