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Belief, No Belief and Religious (BNBR) Life Centre

The BNBR Life Centre is here for all staff and students. Our chaplains and religious advisers provide a listening ear and pastoral support to all people whatever their identity, religion, belief or no belief. We are available in person, online, and via phone or video calls.

What we do

Welcome to our new name!

The Belief, No Belief and Religious (BNBR) Life Centre is the new name for the Chaplaincy Centre. Our shortened title is BNBR Life Centre. 

Following a university-wide Listening Project from 2020 on belief, no belief and religion inclusion, we have changed the centre name to help students and staff better understand who we are and make it clear that our work is relevant to many students and staff, not only those who are religious. Additionally ‘chaplaincy’ doesn’t translate into International English and is not that well understood as a concept in UK English either.

This coincides with the move to launch a university wide inclusion strategy for this important aspect of people’s identity, which so often intersects with other aspects of identity too. We will be gradually rolling out the name change over the 2022-23 academic year, changing signage, print and electronic communications.

BNBR Life Centre Events

The Belief, No Belief & Religious Life Centre run various events and activities throughout the year.  Everyone is welcome!

More info

Events calendar


Listening Ear Service

Anyone can book in for one-to-one listening with one of our staff experienced in pastoral care. We can usually offer a time to meet within 5 working days. Email to ask for a meeting.

Inclusions policy

We are committed to treating everyone equally.

See our inclusions policy

Deep Search

A way of thinking about where you are right now, what to change and where you would like to be.

Find out more about Deep Search