Spotlight on: Chaplaincy
This week we put the spotlight on our Chaplaincy. Bobby, who works at the Chaplaincy is also a first year Education (Counselling skills and Psychology) student here at Wrexham Glyndwr. Read what he, and the rest of the Chaplaincy team can help with.
What is the Chaplaincy?
Not just for people of faith, the Chaplaincy offers a relaxing place to take time out of your busy student life to enjoy the peace of the quiet room or lend a sympathetic ear. The Chaplaincy provides information and advice from a wellbeing perspective, and if we can’t offer the help you need, we will always help you find the support you need. We are your listening ear!
As one of the most diverse Chaplaincy teams in the area, we represent a variety of faiths, including Islam, Pagan, one spirit interfaith movement and Christianity. But, we’re not only here for those of faith. Take me for example, I’m not of any faith. You can see the rest of our Chaplaincy team here.
What do you do?
Our job is to support everyone in the university, student or staff! We offer confidential one-to-one drop in meetings or you can book to see one of the chaplains. All of our Chaplains play a big part supporting their communities and us here at Glyndwr. If you ever want to pop in and see us, you’ll find us in the Student Union building (our office is to the right of our banner in the corridor).
We offer a quiet space for peace and quiet, reflection or prayer, which anyone can use. It can be booked for small meetings, seating about 10 people comfortably and has a small library of religious texts.
We also host a number of events throughout the year. Our biggest events this year were the Retribution and Rehabilitation debate, which coincided with the opening of HMP Berwyn in Wrexham, and our lecture series. You can catch the last lecture on May 10, with Paul Jeorrett, in Lecture theatre B at 12pm.