Secular advice from University of Westminster

The University is the first in the UK to appoint an in-house Secular Adviser

The University of Westminster has appointed Isabel Millar as Secular Adviser, joining its established Faith and Spirituality team. This is the first time a UK institution has appointed an in-house staff secular adviser.

The new role confirms the direction and commitment of the University’s Faith and Spirituality service to providing support, care and advice to students and staff of all faiths and none.

Isabel is a PhD candidate at the London Graduate School at Kingston University. She holds a BA in Philosophy from Sussex University, an MA in Psychosocial Studies from Birkbeck University of London and has worked in print and television journalism. Isabel is one of the first cohort of pastoral support volunteers trained by the British Humanist Association.

The University of Westminster’s Faith and Spirituality team, headed by Interfaith Adviser Yusuf Kaplan, has expanded to welcome Isabel Millar as Secular Adviser as well as David Morris, Assistant Interfaith Adviser.

Speaking on her appointment, Isabel Millar said: “I will be advising from the perspective of secular-humanism in the context of a multi-faith and culturally-diverse institution, providing a non-religious ethical reference point with regard to moral, social and cultural issues arising in the University.”

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