The Challenge of HE Chaplaincy in 2018

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Amy Norton, Senior HE Policy Adviser, HEFCE
  • Revd Garry Neave, National Adviser in FE & HE, Church of England
  • Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal, Prevent FE/HE Regional Coordinator for the West Midlands
  • Rabbi Michael Rosenfeld-Schueler, Jewish Chaplain, Oxford University
  • Dr. Asgar Halim Rajput, Chaplain, University of Roehampton & Director, AMCed
  • Fr Stephen Wang, Senior Catholic Chaplain, LSE
  • Further speakers TBC


The remit of university chaplaincy has expanded in recent years to cover a variety of different faiths and roles. While the core mission of providing guidance & support to all members of the campus community remains the same, the expectations and responsibilities placed on university chaplains have grown.

Join Westminster Briefing on 21st February for an up to date discussion on how to meet the challenge of HE chaplaincy in 2018. We will cover the major issues university chaplains are facing on a daily basis, examine how different institutions are responding to them and consider what university chaplaincy may look like in the future.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • The place of religion & faith in secular institutions
  • Tackling faith based hate crime and harassment on campus
  • Promoting interfaith harmony & community cohesion
  • Providing pastoral care to students of all faiths and none
  • Developing links with institutional services, including Counselling & Student Welfare/Support
  • Prevent strategy responsibilities
  • Working with university religious societies and local community groups
  • Dealing with the specific challenge of staff & student mental health
  • Delivering chaplaincy in smaller universities and choosing what to prioritise
  • Innovative actions leading chaplains are taking
  • The role of university chaplains in the future

The Event:

The morning session will focus on the role of chaplaincy in university life, both now and in the future.

The afternoon session will examine case study examples of current chaplains’ work. The intention is to consider & share good practice and pick up ideas that can be adapted to different settings.

Who Should Attend?

The event is open to anyone with an interest in chaplaincy in higher education.

For registration enquiries please contact: |
0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Wednesday 21st February 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

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