Jo Cox More in Common Centre at University of Huddersfield
During her maiden speech as a Member of Parliament, the late Jo Cox focused on what binds us together as human beings rather than what divides us. The Jo Cox More in Common Centre at the University of Huddersfield embodies this philosophy by bringing together students, staff and visitors of all faiths in a welcoming space right at the heart of campus.
The 10,800 sq. ft two-storey centre includes a community space which is used for events, activities or simply to spend some time relaxing, a congregational hall, separate male and female Muslim prayer rooms, ablution facilities, Christian and multi-faith rooms and a Chaplain’s office. Some of the University’s counselling and learning support services are also located in this contemporary and restful space.
The is the first building at the University to conform to the WELL Building Standard, a system which sees buildings adhere to standards for better health and wellbeing through improved air, water, light and other factors.
The centre is open from 7am-10pm on weekdays and 8am-9pm at the weekends.
Inspired by the Jo Cox Foundation and the More in Common philosophy, this new building provides space for students and staff to facilitate and participate in significant conversations, education and programmes that celebrate Jo’s famous words: “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”
Julie Pink, Head of Schools and Colleges Liaison Service, University of Huddersfield