University of London

The University of London is unlike many other universities. It consists of 19 self-governing colleges and 10 other smaller specialist research institutes. In many ways the Colleges are considered universities in their own right: they set their own entrance criteria for their courses and they offer their own services to students. Some now also have their own degree awarding powers.

All students from all the Colleges and Institutes are also University of London students, making them part of a community of over 120,000 students and giving them access to many services in London.

John is Senior Chaplain (Presbyterian and Reformed) to the University of London. In this capacity he co-operates in planning and co-ordinating chaplaincy services and activities in all of the 42 intuitions of Higher Education in the London area, along with ecumenical colleagues and those of other faiths. The forum for this collaboration is the Senior Chaplains Liaison Group.

This Senior Chaplain role also indicates his availability to University of London Central Staff and, as appropriate, to students and staff in the University’s colleges and institutes.

The Chaplaincy serves the University community by offering pastoral counselling, and support and guidance in matters of faith and spiritual development for all students and staff of the Christian and Jewish traditions, and also those with no religious background.

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