View of Roland Levinsky Building through wildflowers growing in the grass. 
We are a team of pastoral volunteers and chaplains, offering pastoral and spiritual support to staff and students at the University. The team is led by our pastoral and spiritual support coordinator.
We welcome all members of the university community, regardless of your faith. 
Our pastoral and spiritual support services are now running in person and we are open for people to drop in Monday to Friday 10:00–16:00 at 1 Kirkby Terrace, or alternatively you can contact us for appointments by emailing
Conflict between Israel and Hamas – support for our community
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the ongoing situation in the Middle East, especially those with family or friends in Israel or Gaza. We understand that many of our University community will be concerned so encourage them to access our wellbeing support. We have contacted students with known links to the region to offer individual support and remind them of the help available to them.

Upcoming events

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Path of the Prophet

Weekly Islamic discussion group for University of Plymouth students and staff

19 July 2024 11:00 - 12:00

Benefits of using the centre

I’ve had 16 sessions worth of therapy in my life and those 2 workshop hours made more impact than all of those sessions did.

The Art of Listening, Meditating and Self-Reflection workshop

Andrew HoriganAndrew Horigan
TNE & Articulations Coordinator

Be brave and give the sessions at the Pastoral and Spiritual Support Centre a go! Everybody is very welcome here, it's comfortable and a nice break from academic study. Coming here has been really good for my mental health – being with others and looking out for ourselves.

Hannah, BEd (Hons) Primary Teaching student

Having come to here during one of the most difficult times in my life, the chaplain has been amazing and always ready to listen and pray with me. I appreciate the support given in encouraging and keeping me focused on scripture.

RO, postgraduate student 

You are making it cool to talk about life and faith, in all its forms... The pastoral and spiritual support centre is a space we can all be proud of.

Poorna GunasekeraPoorna Gunasekera
Associate Dean International

Recently bereaved, I started exploring my Christian faith through weekly bible studies with one of the Chaplains in the Pastoral and Spiritual Support Centre. This has given me huge comfort and the wisdom and kindness shown to me has changed my life!

SH (July 2023)
A group of students celebrate Eid in the Pastoral and Spiritual Support Centre
Baha'i Ridvan celebration in the Pastoral and Spiritual Support Centre 
Staff and students at the Be Still and Know talk, Pastoral and Spiritual Support centre 

Student faith and belief societies

University of Plymouth students have access to over 100 societies. They help connect you with others who share your passion.
All societies at the Students' Union are student led. Joining any one of them is a great way to make the most of your university experience, meet new people, learn new things, explore your passions and have fun.
There are a number of faith and belief societies which may be of interest to you.
Group of young people gather for a bible studyBible Group Reading Together Smiling At Each Other

Spaces for prayer, reflection or meditation

On campus

1 Kirkby Place, between 10:00–16:00. An additional bookable space is available in the Pastoral and Spiritual Support building, 1 Kirkby Terrace.
Reflection room on the 2nd floor of the library, room 225. Open 24/7 term time and reduced hours during holiday times.