The University of St Andrews' Chaplaincy is a source of support for many students of any faith or philosophy.
The Chaplain, Donald MacEwan, offers support and encouragement, as well as an opportunity to talk through personal and academic problems on a confidential basis. Some students explore personal growth and spiritual development, while others discuss issues with no reference to faith. All students are welcome, regardless of faith or philosophy. The Chaplain also visits students in hospital to offer support.
Other members of the Chaplaincy team are also available for consultation, including female chaplains as well as representatives from Buddhism, Christianity, Humanism, Islam, Judaism and Paganism.
The Chaplaincy, based in Mansefield building in St Mary’s Place, is used by many students for meetings, events, meals, prayer and meditation. It includes Muslim prayer rooms as well as other quiet prayer and meditation spaces.
The Chaplaincy works closely with Student Services and plays a full part in assisting students, particularly through illness. The Chaplaincy also oversees an International Students Befriending Scheme, connecting local families with students whose first language is not English.
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