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Faith & Reflection

Faith & Reflection offers a welcoming environment for students of all backgrounds, regardless of faith or beliefs providing guidance and support throughout your studies. There is an open door policy and the space is accessible all year, even out of term time. There is space for reflection on both campuses and you’ll also find an Islamic Prayer Room with wash facilities, and a Kosher kitchen, on Talbot Campus. The team run social events and workshops throughout the year and it’s a great place to meet new people at the start of term.

At the BU Faith & Reflection space, you can:

  • Talk to a Chaplain in confidence about personal matters
  • Be put in touch with local faith communities and places of worship
  • Explore the concept of religious faith and its implications for justice and peace
  • Join a group for prayer, study or fellowship
  • Ask questions about life issues.

Talbot Campus

Faith & Reflection is located on the first floor of Talbot House, Talbot Campus. The centre is open between 8am-9pm from Monday to Friday and there is someone on duty most days from 9am to 5pm. Weekend access is available on request. We have a room set aside for those wishing to reflect and pray, as well as an Islamic Prayer Room with wash facilities and a Kosher kitchen. We also provide two computers and Wi-Fi for those who wish to bring their own laptops. There is also a meeting room that can be booked-out on a weekly basis.

Lansdowne Campus

We have an office on Lansdowne Campus in room BG04, Bournemouth House and also a Prayer Room. There is a drop in session in BG04 on Thursdays between 12pm-4pm, students are also welcome to make appointments outside of these hours.

Global Café for international students

Join fellow international students every Wednesday during term-time and enjoy free hot and cold drinks and cookies. From 5pm-6.30pm in the Fusion Café, 3rd floor, Fusion Building, Talbot Campus.

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How we can help

Faith & Reflection offers advice and support and can provide information if you're looking to join religious groups.

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