In the last 18 months the University has faced a number of unexpected building issues which have impacted upon faith-based provision, affecting both Windsor Terrace and King George VI Prayer Space. There have been some operational difficulties with the prayer room especially regarding late night access.
To address its long term faith space needs, the University is forming a Multi Faith Space Task and Finish Group, which will look at the needs of all faith groups within the University with the aim of ensuring equitable faith space provision, commensurate with a higher education institution setting. It has provided an interim Faith Space Facilities Manager, who will ensure that all faith spaces are managed in line with the 2009 Guidance for use and the 2016 Faith Space Policy, as well as supporting the University’s aim to try to meet its faith space needs.
Currently the only dedicated faith space is the prayer room in King George VI exclusively provided for our Muslim students and staff. The sensitive issue of use of the prayer room by any other faiths will be reviewed by the Task and Finish Group. It is intended that this group should report by no later than January 2018.
The prayer room is open weekdays between 7am to 11pm and at weekends 8am to 1pm Saturday only.
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