All blog posts in the 'Freshers' category

A Faith Of My Own: Debbie’s Uni Story

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 03/10/2016 - 10:44

Debbie is a postgraduate student at the University of Glasgow, currently studying for a PhD in Medieval History. She takes an active role in leading the SCM network in Glasgow, and is a former member of General Council, SCM’s student-led decision making body. 

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Top Things To Look For In A New Church

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 19/09/2016 - 15:46

What are the characteristics we should be looking our for in a new church?

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Keeping My Faith Alive at University: Gemma’s Uni Story

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 12/09/2016 - 10:55

Gemma King, a theology student at the University of Edinburgh, talks about how her faith grew while at university.

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Repost: 20 Top Tips to Live Well for Less at Uni This Year

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 22/08/2016 - 12:53

We dig through the archives and uncover this gem from Greenbelt 2011: the best tips to live well at university – ethically, generously and creatively.

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Tips for Students on A Level Results Day

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 15/08/2016 - 10:40

As thousands of students across the country await their A Level results this coming Thursday (18 August), James Blackhall from SCM Leeds shares his top tips on what to do next – and encourages you to relax and take stock before the move to uni.

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How Being Part of MethSoc has Kept My Faith Alive at University

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 26/07/2016 - 13:00

Mark Birkett, an undergraduate student at the University of Birmingham, explains how discovering Methodism through the local Methodist Society has opened up his faith to new possibilities.

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Life at University: Theology, Faith and Vocation

Submitted by SCM on Wed, 23/09/2015 - 16:47

University was full of surprises for Kirsty Borthwick, SCM member at St Andrews SCM. Here she shares how her two biggest expectations going into university were turned upside down.

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How to survive uni as an international student

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 21/09/2015 - 14:44

Simone Ramacci from Progressive Christians Essex shares some practical advice for new international students.

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Life at University: Questions, Doubts and Friendships

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 07/09/2015 - 10:32

From making friends to questioning the nature of your faith, university life can be full of challenges. Ruth Hindmarsh, a graduate from the University of Sheffield and co-chair of the SCM group there, shares her own challenge wrestling with doubt.

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Connecting the Spheres: Life as a Christian International Student

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 23/09/2014 - 10:56

International students cross borders, cultures and boundaries to go to university. Taylor Driggers, an international student who graduated this year, reflects on his experience as a Christian studying abroad.

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