Welcome from our Faith and Spirituality Team
Starting a new period in your life can be both exciting and daunting. There are always new things to learn, new relationships to build, new opportunities to be had.
We tend to thrive in a fresh environment when we feel welcomed. The Faith and Spirituality team are here to support students and staff from a wide variety of faith, spiritual and contemplative backgrounds. We work to develop a sense of community on campus in which everyone feels welcome.
Whoever you are, wherever you come from, and whatever your world view, religion, faith, or belief (or non-belief), we believe that you belong here and are part of our University community.
Staff and students at Kingston University represent a broad spectrum of cultures and faiths, making Kingston a rich environment in which to study and work.
The Faith and Spirituality Team is here for everyone in the University. You can access:
Don't forget, our multi-faith team of faith advisers are also available for advice, support and prayer!
I hope that your time at Kingston is fruitful and enjoyable, that you will indeed feel welcomed and that you will be able to welcome those new experiences that come along and shape you – in mind, body and spirit. May your time at the University be full of grace, hope and peace.
Faith & Spirituality, Senior Adviser
We support your faith at Kingston University – we work in partnership with local faith communities to offer spiritual care to our students and staff.
We stand for:
- Support – listening, guidance, friendship and prayer.
- Community – building relationships and trust.
- Understanding – learning about our own beliefs and those of others.
- Creativity – seeing the world in new ways.
- Spirituality – exploring faith, prayer and meaning.
The Faith and Spirituality Centre at the Penrhyn Road campus is purpose-built and contains spaces for prayer, worship, meditation, reflection, meetings and discussion as well as religious washing rooms and office space.
We also have faith facilities at Kingston Hill, Knights Park and Roehampton Vale.
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Hamad, our Faith & Spirituality Senior Adviser, is available to offer pastoral support to all students and staff of the University, regardless of faith or no-faith backgrounds. Hamad offers weekly drop-in sessions in term-time to discuss anything that is on your mind.
Hamad studied human geography where he focused on how humans interact with their surroundings and how an individual can make a difference in the world and seek solutions to a range of human challenges. Hamad has much experience in student welfare, chaplaincy, faith, spirituality, ethics and diversity in other universities. Hamad also specialises in human resource management, where he is particularly interested in leadership, development and management.
There is a full-time University faith adviser and a multi-faith team of voluntary faith advisers (VFAs) all of whom are available for advice, support and prayer.
Meet the team >